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Tillie: A Mennonite Maid

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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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Barbara
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.
Angie Fehl
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!
Karen Mayes
It was a romance, between a Mennonite girl and a Harvard-educated teacher. It also gave an idea of how the Mennonite culture was like, in the 19th century. It was lukewarm, almost boring.
Teri Pre
Once you get past the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, this is a pretty good read. It's the tale of a girl's struggle for education in spite of her over-bearing father. I enjoyed it.
Julie
Quick read. Really it is just a novella due to its length. It's an okay story that would have benefitted from being developed into a full novel.
Sarah
More Pennsylvania Dutch nonsense from HRM. Thinking about the primitivist aspect.
Teresa
Another Good Book written in late 1800's.
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