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The Englisher (Annie's People #2)

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The Englisher (Annie's People Series
Paperback, 346 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2005)
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Jun 09, 2010 Sunny rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone that enjoys reading about the amish way of life
Recommended to Sunny by: just came across the author once again
I recently started to read Beverly Lewis once again. I started the Annie's People series, I realized immediately why I so enjoyed her books so many years ago. Her style of Amish storytelling is incredible and pulls you right into the Amish way of life. Book one stayed with me until I finished it and then truly couldn't wait to start book two and I am currently on book three. The first of the two books that I have read recently has gave me a wonderfully warm return to continue to the next book. I ...more
Jul 24, 2007 Toni rated it it was amazing
This book picks right up where the first book left off. Lou is still living with Annie's family. Annie has made a deal with her father not to paint. The story centers around the new beaus that enter both Lou & Annie's lives and how being part or not part of the Amish community is complicating things. I think the first night that I picked this book up, I read half of it and finished it within a couple days. Once again a lovely book from Beverly Lewis.
Oct 11, 2007 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Second book of Annie's people series. Scene is an Amish community but there is mystery. And the cute guy on the cover is part of the mystery which is not answered in this book but adds more to the mystery and questions surrounding the mysterious events that happened 16 years prior.
Emi Rose
Okay! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book! I'm cant wait to find out what happens!!! I'm reading the third book now!
Dec 18, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
From my book review blog:

I have a mixed review here. I have a lot of the same feelings about this book as I did the first book of this trilogy. Lewis's writing can be a little boring or a little too "goodie-two-shoes" sometimes, but I know that going into her books. I wish some of the characters were a little more real. They just don't hook me like some of the other authors I enjoy.

In this second book of the series "Annie's People," Lewis focuses mostly on her rel
Sep 02, 2014 Lynda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish, mystery
Having read the first book in this trilogy, I was prepared for the story not to have closure. Although I felt answers to quite a few things this time that I did not have at the end of "The Preacher's Daughter".

I can't WAIT to read the last in the trilogy, "The Brethren".

Beverly Lewis is a good writer. And I'm so looking forward to the true answer of what happened to little Isaac.

The Englisher deals with the subject of battered wives. Given the strong belief, part of the Ordung, that the husband
Mar 23, 2014 Dayna rated it it was amazing
First, I have to say I am glad I took the risk to continue this interesting series by Beverly Lewis. It was hard to get through at first, having the main character be so ignorant to the truth about having a personal relationship with the Lord (Her people believe it is prideful to consider yourself saved). But, only pages away from the end, *possible spoiler* Annie finally made a decision for herself, which gives me hope that she will soon accept a faith relationship with Our Savior and return to ...more
Nov 21, 2014 Dorsi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, amish
This was a smooth wholesome read about the Amish told in a simple manner. I really liked the characters and am somewhat fascinated by their way of life, although I could never make it being Amish. They are not allowed to express themselves in an artistic way. They are not allowed a higher education, nor are they allowed to read books for pleasure. The women are subservient to the men. I don't have a submissive bone in my body. The narration was superb. I listened to this one. It was read by Aime ...more
Gretchen Fatouros
When we complete book one, we are left to wonder a number of things... Will Annie end up with Ben? Will Louisa end up with Trey? Will Annie join the church? Will Louisa stay or how long? What about Ester/Essie? Will we ever know the mystery of Isaac's disappearance/death?

This book starts where the last one left off... We begin to see things play out more...

I feel compelled to warn you - some people find preaching offensive. There is A LOT of it between Essie & Julia. Som if you are bothered
Jo-Ann Murphy
Aug 12, 2016 Jo-Ann Murphy rated it it was ok
Another unsatisfying ending. You can have a series where each book tells a story and wraps up themes taht readers like and are invested in the characters thereby wanting more. This series forces the reader to read more books just to answer the questions asked in the first book. The characters are interesting but I do not like being forced to another book without having resolved the original scenario.
Sep 20, 2007 Kristine rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Annie's People series.

I am loving this series. The characters are so interesting, I love Annie and Louisa, and even Ben and Sam. We gain a lot of insight into how the women are treated vs. the men, and that's pretty interesting. I can't wait to see how the next story in the series goes, I hope it will turn out happy :)
Jan Bishop
Oct 08, 2014 Jan Bishop rated it it was amazing
Love her books even though there is somewhat of a formula. Love a good clean romance and love seeing the Amish as different from us but who have some of the same struggles and challenges as we Englishers. I admire them so much for the life that they have chosen to lead, although I would find it a difficult one to live.
Alecia Hefner
Feb 09, 2014 Alecia Hefner rated it it was amazing
very good book. i love reading stories on the amish almost more than i enjoy reading any other faith based books there is something innocent about them
Jun 04, 2007 Maura rated it really liked it
Wonderful wholesome love stories from amish country.
Aug 20, 2014 Alecia rated it it was amazing
Ach, it was over to quick!!! I wasn't expecting zeke to do what he did!!! And I already so miss Lou! Here's to hoping the brethren plays out the way I think it's going to
Hope Willingham
Mar 19, 2016 Hope Willingham rated it it was amazing
I will be starting the last book to this series in a few. The library is closed for the day, and want be open Sunday. What will I read if I don't have anything Beverly Lewis? :o
Feb 25, 2017 Karen added it
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I eagerly snatched up the second book in Lewis’ Annie’s People series, The Englisher, after the first book, The Preacher’s Daughter, left me yearning for more. This sequel picks up right where The Englisher left off, but don’t expect The Englisher to solve all problems left from The Preacher’s Daughter — it answers none and only adds more.

Annie has promised her father she would never paint again and would take the kneed, baptismal acceptance of her faith, but she begins to fall for the Englisher
Feb 12, 2017 Ryan rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
Was glad to have the next book in the series because it did leave me wanting more.
Jeni Enjaian
Nov 25, 2012 Jeni Enjaian rated it really liked it
A review from my old blog...

The Englisher is the second in a three book series. I have already read the first and last in the series so this book simply filled in the gaps. I suppose that if I hadn't already read the conclusion I would desperately want to know if Zeke really did kill little Isaac all of those years ago and what was wrong with Zeke in the first place. Since I already know the outcome of all of those questions this book wans't as compelling as I think it would have been otherwise
Aug 29, 2012 Mayda rated it really liked it
Annie’s story continues in this second book in the Annie’s People trilogy. Her secret work as an artist has been discovered by her preacher father, and he has extracted a promise from her to give it up totally for six months. Complications in her life include her friendship with her long-time English pen pal and her developing romance with Ben, an Englisher. Ben’s family has recently revealed secrets about his own past that will affect Annie’s community, if the facts as presented prove to be tru ...more
Oct 11, 2010 Sarah rated it did not like it
I did NOT like this book. Don't bother reading it; you'll be disappointed. The author set up lots of foreshadowing and dropped the ball completely. It left am empty taste in my mouth. In the end nothing happens to any of the charters. They all pretty much dismiss all their experiences. There is no resolution. AND all the romantic pairings split up. So pointless!

Oh wait! I just noticed that this is book #2 of a trilogy..okay, it makes more sense reading the synopses of the other two books. I bet
Oct 04, 2011 J.N. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things get more complicated at Paradise in the world of the Amish. Annie has managed to faithfully put an end to her artwork for the sake of her father and the church but begins to fall for Englisher, Ben Martin. Meanwhile, Annie's English friend Louisa, who is still staying with her and her family, finds herself falling for an Amish man. Annie's friend, Esther, who is staying with a Mennonite couple because of her abusive husband finds herself shunned for her salvation in the Lord, which is see ...more
Jun 01, 2011 Sarah rated it it was ok
I completely blasted through this book. Unfortunately when I do this, I remember very little except the basic plot. I did get frustrated because I figured out the big “surprise” of the series at the end of the first book – I think maybe that was intentional, but still… The only thing left for the last book in this series is whether or not everyone ends up Amish or not. However, I think the storyline of Esther and Zeke is interesting mainly because I would never think of an Amish husband being ab ...more
Mar 06, 2008 Robyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Robyn by: Amanda Tucker
Shelves: fiction
My LONG review for all 3 books is written for book 3, The Brethren. I loved this 2nd one though, very much, because you can start to see where the mysteries and relationships and families will go...who is who and connected to who. I love reading these Amish series and feel like the characters are really alive in Lancaster County, PA; it would be quite an experience to go live with them, or be related to someone there and have the chance to spend a month working and quilting and canning and inter ...more
Dec 01, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it
As the second in the trilogy I found this book a little weaker than the first. The characters were as engaging as ever but the plot turned in ways I thought a little unrealistic.

Having said that, the story and the multiple plot lines kept my interest. I kept getting the feeling Lewis painted herself into a corner so I'm interested in seeing how this works out in the third book.

As with the first book, I was disappointed that there was not a resolution at the end of the story. The epilogue change
I listened to the abridged audio CD version of this title.

This was a pretty good book. It kept my attention, mainly because I knew where the author was going and I wanted her to hurry up and get there so I could see how she wrote the climactic scenes. There are some tragic events in this trilogy, but they don't punch you in the gut.

The audio production was better in this book than in "The Preacher's Daughter". The reader announced the title at the beginning of the first disc, and there was outro
Matthew N
Oct 25, 2014 Matthew N rated it really liked it
Beverly Lewis is an amazing author and truly has an insight into the Amish way of life. Her stories are filled with love, life, and crossroads. Thr second book in Annie's People picks up right where the first left off. Annie is trying hard to please her father and the People, Lou is still trying to find herself and Ben finally gets what he wanted. The storyline of Ester and Zeke is still heartwrenching. Its diffuculty to take any one person's side for to long because you can relate to all of the ...more
Oct 28, 2013 Victoria rated it really liked it
What an excellent book! This shows the struggles that one would have between the world they know as safe and well adjusted to and the world that you may feel drawn to. Louisa and Annie each have men in their lives that they are interested in. At the same time the story unravels of a murder in the Amish town of Paradise! I loved the descriptions. I truly FELT the characters and was able to grasp their perspectives and have a fight within myself as I read it!
Aug 18, 2012 J rated it really liked it
Things are getting dark in Amish country ... the second book in the series delves deeper into domestic abuse, sexual inequality & the shun - exposing a dark underside of Amish life. While the first book sets up the situation, this book sees a lot of action & major decisions.

Amish life feels a bit like a cult or controlled compound life, rather than a cute, innocent lifestyle. Well written, but not comforting like most of Lewis’s books. It left me feeling a bit angry and agitated.

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Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous best
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Annie's People (3 books)
  • The Preacher's Daughter (Annie's People, #1)
  • The Brethren (Annie's People, #3)

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