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Lancaster Brides (Brides of Lancaster County #1-4)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  326 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Travel the Pennsylvania back roads and buggy trails with four young women in the Amish community - women struggling to discover their own place in the world while finding true love in the process. In A Merry Heart, the man of Miriam Stolzfus's dreams has decided to marry another woman. Miriam's bitterness threatens to cloud her future until two special men enter her life - ...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Barbour Publishing (first published 2002)
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Janice Aitkens
Oct 26, 2013 Janice Aitkens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this on the kindle

I got this as a 4-1 book series & each book is about a possible want to be bride

This does go over a generation in that some of the people in one book it their children in the 3rd & 4th book

I enjoyed the book & i had read this omnibus version in book format some years ago
Dec 28, 2009 Lesli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I should have wrote this review sooner, all the details of these four books mushed together. I think I liked the first one a lot, wasn't as excited about the second one, but maybe that is backwards. I quite enjoyed the third, while losing interest in the Amish way of life. Maybe children who don't make noise in public isn't worth not being about to question my parents' and in laws' authority as an adult. I'm grateful to be apart of a religion that believes in being in the world but not of the wo ...more
Nov 04, 2009 Kris rated it liked it
Recommends it for: any one who likes Amish stories that are easy and relaxing to read with a happy ending.
Recommended to Kris by: no one
This is one of the books from our church library.
I recently took over as the head librarian and have challenged myself to read a variety of books that we have in our collection so that I am able to make recommendations to our members. This is one of the most recent books I have read.
It is actually 4 books in 1. Each one is tied to the previous story but usually involves the next generation of characters. I enjoyed reading the stories but found them a bit predictable and some what repetitive. I
Mar 28, 2008 Bree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I loved all these books (maybe not the third so much) and got a lot out of them. I enjoyed learning more about the Amish culture as well. Some of the things made me mad, or annoyed. And some of the things made me cry. But mostly I couldn't put the books down, and was really glad that I read them! I also enjoy how they are all intertwined and when you read through the books you get updates about previous characters throughout. This author is not afraid of writin
Rani Kaye
Aug 19, 2016 Rani Kaye rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading each of the stories in this book. My only criticism would be that once the writer has decided that it is time for the story to end, she just puts in one quick Come-to-Jesus moment, wraps up the loose ends in a few paragraphs, and then it's over.

I will be reading more books by this author, though, because they are very enjoyable.
Lalonnia Gatewood
Aug 10, 2012 Lalonnia Gatewood rated it it was amazing
I love this book. All the books I have read by Wanda shows the reader how to walk by faith, to trust in the Lord. Just remember while reading her Amish stories, not all account of their life is accurate. Have a blessed day!
Apr 11, 2010 Joyce rated it really liked it
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I really enjoy reading about the Amish life. This was really 4 books in one, and I really liked how each story intertwined the characters from other stories, so that you were able to hear about "their" life too!
Apr 21, 2009 Kymberly rated it really liked it
Enjoying this book. almost done. I've learned alot about the Amish and alot about my self...

I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the Amish culture and was encouraged in my own walk with Christ.
Aug 15, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
easy read. I loved all 4 books and love Wanda brunstetter!!!!. I learned that God is always with us through bitterness, lose and much more.
Jul 13, 2008 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting subject line about life among the Amish, and the writing is geared to the early teen set without violence, sex, or raunchy material.
Wanda Ballou
Dec 18, 2011 Wanda Ballou rated it it was amazing
Four short Amish stories for the price of one! Each story gives you something to think about and a belief that the leading character can reach for the stars,
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A good book but as most books about the Amish community you can tell how it's going to end.
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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.
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Other Books in the Series

Brides of Lancaster County (4 books)
  • A Merry Heart (Brides of Lancaster County, #1)
  • Looking for a Miracle (Brides of Lancaster County, #2)
  • Plain and Fancy (Brides of Lancaster County, #3)
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