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The Postcard (The Amish of Jamesport #2)

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David Lapp (from Promised to Another) survived a “code blue” when he was in a buggy/semi truck accident in Seymour, Missouri. Now after extensive therapy he has lingering mobility problems and is still struggling to find his place in the world. Lured away from Webster County by thoughts of closed buggies and a postcard friendship he’s developed with an Amish girl in ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Whitaker House (first published April 1st 2015)
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Dali Castillo
Jan 07, 2015 Dali Castillo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I pick up a Laura V. Hilton book, I tell myself, "One chapter and that's it," but it never works out that way. Her books grab my attention within the first paragraphs, and I end up being unable to put the book down until I've finished it. The Postcard is no exception to this rule. It grabbed me from the start, and sure enough, I didn't stop until I'd read the entire book.

The Postcard is unique in that David and Rachel's story began way before they ever met. This happened when David su
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Kimberly
Oct 14, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
The Postcard is the second book in The Amish of Jamesport. Normally I would not request a second book in a series unless I have read previous books. The story line in this fascinated me so I thought that I would try it. It did not disappoint me.

The main characters are Rachel Miller and David Lapp. Rachel collects postcards of places she would like to see. As she collects them she is sure she will never see any of these places. She trusted God and where He would send her and who she would send he
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Lori Parrish
Aug 16, 2015 Lori Parrish rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I love seeing how our wonderful Lord Jesus works things out in his own timing even though we can't always see it.
Through some trials and tribulations the Lord has taught Rachel and her family that he is always there. John 3:16 states that For whom ever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ shall have eternal life.
After a devastating tragedy Rachel has learned another lesson in life and I'm sure we all have done this a time or two as well
sometimes we have to make do with
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Linda
Dec 31, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 5-Star Must Read
Just as Rachel Miller's Mamm is a master quilter putting many pieces together to make a cozy covering, Laura V. Hilton is a master storyteller putting together the pieces of a quaint Amish story with touches of forgiveness, romance, suspense, sorrow, sacrifice and most of all love, which makes for a cozy read. Rachel Miller longs to travel, David Lapp wants a home. A simple request for a postcard from different places ignites a friendship—will it develop into more? Each book I
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Cindy
Jan 03, 2015 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was asked to describe this book in one word to the author, and the word I chose was surprising. From the very beginning of the story, David surprised me with a sudden move to Jamesport, where Rachel lived. Throughout the whole story there were surprises. I won't share them because I don't wish to spoil the story. I always enjoy books by Laura because she is a very gifted author. My favorite character in this story was a toss up between Rachel and David, but I think David wins. My least ...more
Crissy
Feb 02, 2015 Crissy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author, in return I was asked to post an honest review of the book.
The PostCard by Laura Hilton transported me away from subzero temps to Jamesport with the works "Kiss Me." Those two words as the second line of one of her Amish books sucked me right into the lives of Rachael, David, and their families. Rachel seems to have her head in the English world with her books, but she seems happy in her Amish community. Who among us have not dreamed of traveling a
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Judy
Dec 20, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, Sweet, Romance (Sigh!)

A book needs to grab my attention right away in order for me to keep picking it up and reading it. Not a problem with this book! I don’t think I had finished a whole paragraph before I knew I’d be hooked on this story.

My favorite characters are David and Rachel. Rachel is a dreamer and collects postcards of places she can only dream of seeing. Will her dreams come true? Just where did God want her to be or who did He want her to be with? Rachel is torn with indecisi
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Karen
Mar 21, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
Laura V. Hilton's books are always awesome. I have never been disappointed in any of the books I have read by her. I really enjoyed Rachel Miller and David Lapp in The Postcard. Rachel always dreamed of traveling and wrote to people asking for postcards. David Lapp was one of the people who sent postcards/letters and he ended up coming to Rachel's town looking for her because he fell in love with her through the letters they wrote to each other. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put ...more
Lucy
Feb 09, 2015 Lucy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the sensitivity the author used in writing this book. The characters are alive and the emotions and obstacles they deal with are real and believable. If you love Amish fiction this is different and not as predictable, as there are surprises at every corner. Rachel is impulsive and David is more grounded and seeking God's will before he makes choices. Laura V Hilton weaves a tale like a tapestry. Enjoyable read on a cold day.
I received a copy of The Postcard in exchange for an hon
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Sherrie
Jan 26, 2015 Sherrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my! What an absolutely wonderful book! I was just going to read a few chapters but could not put this book down. I kept wondering what was going to happen next. I was even telling my husband about it and he started asking questions about what happened next to David. It was like we were talking about real people. Laura, you absolutely amaze me with your writing. If you haven't put this on your "TO READ" list you will definitely miss out. Can't wait to see what happens next. Please don't miss ...more
Cheryl Baranski
Jan 17, 2015 Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Postcard (The Amish of Jamesport), By: Laura V. Hilton
This is book two in the Amish of Jamesport series. I absolutely loved it! Love, compassion, anger, jealously, forgiveness all rolled into one very well written story line! Enough twists and turns that make you hunger for what would happen next. I was so captivated by the story that I was taken completely by surprise a couple of times when the unexpected happened in this story! Looking forward to book three in the series. Be sure to pre-or
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Linda
Jul 03, 2016 Linda rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club
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Dawn
Aug 15, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Book two of the Amish of Jamesport Series is a fantastic story about finding forgiveness and new love. Follow Rachel as she comes to terms of a new love, loss of family home due to a fire, and her new love leaving town. David is Rachel's new love who has been corresponding since his buggy accident that almost took his life and the secret that he is keeping. Heartwarming story that already had forgiveness even though it was not expected. Thanks to Laura for a wonderful story.
Jeanie
Oct 19, 2015 Jeanie rated it really liked it
The Postcard is Laura V. Hilton’s 2nd novel in the series, The Amish of Jamesport. It can easily be read as a stand-alone, but definitely leads one to want to read the first and successive novels. To say that the author writes well is an understatement; this must have been a very interesting tale to plot!

Rachel Miller is a young Amish woman who has an understanding with Obadiah, an Amish man who is in Ohio to learn the trade of custom cabinet making, that they will be married when his training i
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Jalynn Patterson
Aug 10, 2015 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
About the Book:
David Lapp (from Promised to Another) survived a “code blue” when he was in a buggy/semi truck accident in Seymour, Missouri. Now after extensive therapy he has lingering mobility problems and is still struggling to find his place in the world. Lured away from Webster County by thoughts of closed buggies and a postcard friendship he’s developed with an Amish girl in Jamesport, he moves north, hoping for a fresh start. He finds work in the area tying flies and basket weaving, selli
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Pam Pavkov
Mar 13, 2016 Pam Pavkov rated it it was amazing
The Postcard is the second book in The Amish of Jamesport series written by Laura V. Hilton. This book is well written and the characters make you feel like your standing right next to them.

A young Amish girl who has wanderlust and would love to travel has to settle for postcards. Rachel Miller writes to people that she reads about in the Amish newspaper the Budget. All she ask for in return is a postcard from the area where they live. Rachel was thrilled when she started a pen pal relationship
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Nancee
Jan 03, 2015 Nancee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nancee by: quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net
Rachel Miller enjoys writing to people as she dreams of traveling to various locations. Rachel and David Lapp have communicated through letters for many months. A disastrous open buggy accident seriously injured David, causing him a lengthy recuperation, and leaving him with a permanent leg impairment. Unknown to Rachel, David moves to Jamesport because the community uses closed buggies for transportation. His fear of traveling in an open buggy is substantial. He is fortunate to find work ...more
Becky
Mar 05, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Sparks Threaten Amish Community...

A daydreamer. That's what Rachel Miller is. Since she can't travel, she searches the Amish newspaper for injured people who might need a pick-me-up postcard. Little does she know when she starts corresponding with David Lapp that she has opened a door that ought to be closed.

Although both David and Rachel are promised or engaged to others, when David shows up in Rachel's town, sparks fly. Sparks of attraction between David and Rachel. Sparks of disdain
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Melissa
Aug 19, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
"The Postcard" is the second installment of the Amish of Jamesport Series. I have not read the first book within the series and find that it may be a little helpful to have this previous knowledge. However, the reader is introduced to the characters and given enough background that I found it somewhat easy to follow the storyline.

Rachel Miller is a dreamer. She longs to travel to see other parts of the country but knows deep down her Amish roots and lifestyle tend to keep her at home. By findin
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Deana Dick
Sep 12, 2015 Deana Dick rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from book fun.org for an honest review

Rachel Miller is a young woman who , like most young women her age have a desire to visit other places. She starts writing to people she finds through their local paper. She loves to hear about their towns and it gives her a sense of belonging . Her town is very small and she seems anxious to find something more to satisfy her hunger for the world around her. She has been writing to David, who lives in another town. They seem t
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D.J.

First, let me get one thing out of the way… I can’t begin to tell you how awesome… and fun… it is – reading a book about Rachel Miller… since I have a daughter named Rachel Miller! And yes, at times I thought about my daughter when I read the name, but mostly I remained impartial, since this Rachel Miller was very different from my own daughter, especially since my daughter is much older and has two children.

And I appreciate how Laura brought Viktor, Josh and Daniel into David’s life – sharing t
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Sarahsmithstorm
Oct 12, 2015 Sarahsmithstorm rated it it was amazing
Want to go back to the real Amish country? Get ready to engage with characters that take you back to the life ona buggy, with paper letters, sacrifices and whole lot of faith. Having never read a book by Laura Hilton I was in love with this "

The Post Card" and her ability to story tell so well. It wasn't just her story telling, but her depth of characters, her flow of story and the way she intertwined faith into the story as well. She used the Bible throughout the story, which I loved. She used
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Cindy
Mar 31, 2016 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Great modern-day Amish fiction

In The Postcard by Laura Hilton, Rachel Miller would love to travel, but she only sees the world through postcards mailed to her. She writes to people she reads about in the Amish newspaper, and if they are willing, she asks for a postcard in return. One of her letters went to David Lapp after he was seriously injured in a buggy accident. They have continued to correspond even though they each are in a courting relationship with someone else.

Although The Postcard is
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Postcard
The Amish of Jamesport #2
By Laura V. Hilton

Rachel Miller dreams of traveling outside the Amish community she calls home. But that seems unlikely especially as the man she is engaged to has no plans to travel once they are married. Obadiah is everything Rachel thought she wanted, until she began corresponding with David Lapp.

Hoping to encourage David as he healed from a buggy accident, Rachel struck up a unique friendship with a person she had never met and never would. But Rachel's l
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D.M. Webb
Aug 04, 2015 D.M. Webb rated it it was amazing
I usually will not read any book Amish, but I took a risk on this one. And I am so grateful and blessed that I did. It was wonderful (wunderbaar). This isn't a typical Amish romance or even a typical Amish story.


Laura V. Hilton broke away form the norm. The Postcard brings to the heart life, love, faith, forgiveness, and about all following God's direction, no matter the cost.


Characters would irritate me, make me want to smack them across the head. Others I would cheer on or my heart would break
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Tima
Feb 02, 2016 Tima rated it it was ok
Rachel writes letters to the people she reads about in the Amish paper. Rarely do they respond, but it gives her something to do. But an accident victim writes back and the two form a friendship. David was in a buggy accident that almost killed him. So when he's healed he makes the decision to move to Rachel's community where closed buggies are used. The bonus is that he gets to finally meet his best friend in person. He believes himself in love with Rachel. But Rachel is engaged to another man. ...more
Pam
Aug 25, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing
“The Postcard” may be one of the best Amish novels I’ve read in awhile. With a somewhat different plot than usual, the story points the reader in the direction of true faith in Christ rather than dwelling on the much belabored lifestyle of the Amish. I also liked the way the honest portrayal of many of the characters that included anger, violence, confusion, and even a little passion (nothing objectionable). I appreciate that she showed how the Amish have the same emotions as the rest of us ...more
Paula
Aug 13, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing
The Postcard by Laura V. Hilton is the second in the series The Amish of Jamesport. Rachel Miller is a young Amish woman residing in Jamesport, Missouri. Although she is planning on marrying a local Amish boy, Rachel dreams of traveling to other places. In her free time, she sends encouraging postcards to people needing prayers who are mentioned in the local paper. Thru this correspondence, she strikes up a close friendship with a young Amish man, David Lapp, who has suffered a buggy accident in ...more
Barbara Thompson
Nowadays when I buy a postcard, I'm buying to keep it as a memory from a wonderful vacation. In the book, The Postcard, Rachel Miller had dreams of traveling, so writing to people from the Amish newspaper and having them send a postcard was in a way fulfilling her dream. Then David Lapp had a serious buggy accident, they became pen pals and David feels he should move to Jamesport. Does Rachel and David fall in love? Are there hindrances to overcome? The Postcard by Laura V. Hilton is a ...more
Donna Mcginnis
Sep 05, 2015 Donna Mcginnis rated it it was amazing
This the first book I have read by Laura Hilton. Laura is a gifted writer with real life characters dealing with real life situations and a story that draws you into the book from the start. Read this in one day.
I love to read Amish fiction books but his one caught me by surprise as it was different from any others I have read. A wonderful story.
Rachel Miller and David Lapp meet through the sending of post cards. Rachel is a caring person who sends post cards to people to encourage them. David
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