42nd out of 114 books — 18 voters
Tillie: A Mennonite Maid
In Absalom's two visits Tillie had been sufficiently impressed with the steadiness of purpose and obstinacy of the young man's character to feel appalled at the fearful task of resisting his dogged determination to marry her. So confident he evidently was of ultimately winning her that at times Tillie found herself quite sharing his confidence in the success of his courtin...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published December 1st 2003)
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Feb 15, 2011 Barbara rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This story was written in 1904, and tells the story of a Mennonite maid and the struggles she has because her interests and views are so different from those of her community, and especially her father. The story is interesting, but its writing style reminds me more of older children's literature than adult literature. It is a quaint tale, and shows the value of reading and education.
Sep 30, 2013 Angie Fehl rated it 4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly powerful story about a young woman simultaneously fighting an oppressive father, single-handedly pursuing a degree (without help or support from family), discovering first love, and trying to decipher her true religious beliefs. Beautiful story about going after what's important to you - despite the obstacles you may have thrown at you!