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Katie's Redemption (Brides of Amish Country #1)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  1,092 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
After two years away, Katie Lantz returns to her Amish community nine months pregnant--and unmarried. With nowhere else to turn, she nervously knocks on her family's door, fearing she'll be shunned. Yet the handsome stranger who now owns the farm welcomes her in--just in time for Katie to give birth. Carpenter Elam Sutter and his kindly mother care for Katie and her newbor ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Steeple Hill (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 19, 2011 Paula-O rated it really liked it
this is a wonderful amish story by Patricia Davids "Katie's Redemption". Katie really had a hard life from the time she was born, she was in a fire that killed most of her family at a very young age and an older brother raised her, He was a very strict man and she did not know much love even though she grew up in an amish comunity where Love always abounds. She was ennamored by a young english man she met when he visited in the comunity when she was a teenager and she left with him thinking this ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Terri rated it really liked it
Katie's Redemption is a typical Amish-themed, Christian romance. It is very well-written with no glaring editorial issues. There are, however, a few "Amish" issues. Perhaps it is a difference between the Amish that the author is familiar with and the Amish that I am familiar with.

Despite that issue, I would definitely recommend this book. I really liked the character development of this book. Not only did the author develop the characters well as the story progressed, but she very adequately po
Carolyn Justice
Dec 09, 2015 Carolyn Justice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book!

This is an excellent story with very believable and enjoyable characters. I quickly became so involved in their lives that I had trouble putting down the book. It had some good teaching on forgiveness, honesty, and true Christian love and charity, too.
May 28, 2010 Collene rated it it was amazing
I was really impressed with the writing. Loved the story.
Jul 07, 2016 Yvonne rated it really liked it
A good Amish read!
Oct 06, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
A good story. Look forward to reading more of Patricia Davids' Brides of Amish Country series.
May 05, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Author: Patricia Davids
Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-87583-2
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance/Amish

Katie Lantz ran away from home with her English boyfriend, but when her boyfriend ups and leaves her, claiming she’s backward and trying to force her into marriage, Katie has no place to go, but back home. Nine months pregnant, she takes a bus to her brother’s house, prepared to do and say whatever is necessary to find a home.

Elam Sutter an
Nov 08, 2015 Cayla rated it really liked it
This was a lovely read and I'm very glad I downloaded it! Katie is a sweet girl who desperately wants to make amends---to be accepted again into the community that she left. After a long absence, she returns to her brother's house only to find that he no longer lives there. Nine months pregnant and unmarried, this is not the best kind of scenario to return home under as Amish families have very strict beliefs.

Katie feels awkward (and probably awful too!) for suddenly intruding into the home of s
Dec 30, 2015 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"4 out of 5 stars! Katie is a nine months pregnant ex-Amish woman who is down on her luck. After her boyfriend abandons her, she realizes she has nowhere else to go but back to her overbearing brother’s home. Yet, not long after she travels to Hope Springs Katie learns that her brother sold their farm and at that same moment, she goes into labor. Thankfully the new owner of the farm, Elam & his mother Nettie, are kind souls who generously help Katie with the birth and get her back on her fee ...more
Vickie Morgan
Nov 02, 2015 Vickie Morgan rated it it was amazing
To be welcomed into a strangers home brings hope to the weary. That's what Katie's Redemption conveyed to me. Hope for the weary, love for the unlovable, and forgiveness all around.

My favorite character was Elam's Mother Nettie. Her warmth is what gave Katie the peace she so desperately needed at that time. She impressed me when she opened her home to care and pray for someone in need. She was just a lovable character who tries her best to be like God wants us to be.

I also have a character I tot
Shari Larsen
Feb 17, 2012 Shari Larsen rated it liked it
Katie Lantz returns to her Amish community after 2 years away, unmarried and pregnant. She has nowhere else to go, and nervously knocks on her brother's door, the one who shunned her. She is surprised when a handsome stranger, who now owns the house, opens the door, just in time for Katie to give birth.

Carpenter Eli Sutter and his mother care for Katie and her newborn in a loving way that she never dreamed was possible, and she feels a tug of yearning to return to her Amish roots, yet she is con
Jun 27, 2011 Tammy added it
I have to say that this book was awesome. I just couldn't put it down. I read it in two sittings. I just kept me interested the whole time.

Katie has had such a hard life and finding where she fit in has been difficult for her, her whole life. She never felt like she truly belonged anywhere and never had the real meaning of a family. I felt so bad for her with everything that she had been through.

This book really brings you in to how Katie is feeling. Elam is such a warm but standoffish type of p
Maureen Timerman
Jan 30, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
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After two years away, Katie Lantz returns to her Amish community nine months pregnant and unmarried. With nowhere else to turn, she nervously knocks on her family’s door, fearing she will be shunned. Yet the handsome stranger who now owns the farm welcomes her in – just in time for Katie to give birth.

Carpenter Elam Sutter and his kindly mother care for Katie and her newborn in a loving way she never dreamed was possible. But in the face of a heart wrenching choice, Katie learns just what family
Sally Hannoush
Sep 27, 2015 Sally Hannoush rated it really liked it
I hadn't read an Amish story in a really long time. This story reminded me how nice it was to read about a lifestyle that is different than mine while still bringing common feelings and problems to the open. This was a good story that was well written and had a happy ending. The book included a "question for discussion" section at the end. That is great for a book club because the questions gives us a lot to talk about. I read this book for House Party and think using the questions from here wou ...more
Toni Shiloh
Sep 28, 2015 Toni Shiloh rated it liked it
I enjoyed this read. Love Inspired stories always deliver a sweet read. This was my first book by Patricia Davids and I enjoyed reading about Katie Lantz.
Katie has returned to her Amish home pregnant and unwed, only to fine that her brother no longer lives there. Right away the premise grabbed me. Ms. Davids kept my interest as I waited to find if Katie would return to her roots or to the world at large. This is a great story about finding yourself and wanting to belong.
Vicki Adderholdt
Katie left the Amish faith and ran off with and English boyfriend. He leaves her alone and pregnant.
She tries to find her way back home to the farm of her brother to ask him for help. Instead she collapses at the door of Elam Sutter and his mother Nettie. She goes into labor. The Sutters help her is so many ways through out the story
A really sweet romance.
Harlequin Books
"What an excellent read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next book. It shows that the author Patricia Davids did a lot of research. It definitely shows through the Amish information, their language, their traditions, beliefs and clothing plus their very strong belief in following God's wishes." From a review posted by an member, read more Here.
Lynn Spencer
A quick read and a very sweet book. I don't normally read much Amish romance, but this was a nice, feel-good story. The conflict involving the heroine who left behind her Amish upbringing and then returned to her community as a single mother was believable, and this book was better written than the(admittedly few) other Amish books I've tried.
Janice Aitkens
Oct 18, 2013 Janice Aitkens rated it really liked it
I read this on the kindle

It was a nice story but you knew what happens just by the title it didn't hold any surprises as such but was a nice story a easy one to read & i read it in a day

I have read other ones from this author & they are all okay but typical of the Mills & Boon books which always is predictable but nice as i said a easy book to read by the fire on a winter's evening
Margaret G. Whitlock
I love reading about people with a deep and abiding love for the Lord our Savior.

Well researched and well written. The joy of a simple life spent loving and serving God is on every page.
Apr 27, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I love the redemption that all the Characters had to go through in order to learn and lesson. Great story and I can't wait until the next one comes out! I've not read any Amish books lately, but this one got me in the mood for more!
Feb 02, 2016 Kristina rated it really liked it
This was such a lovely novel when I needed a break from all the seals, bosses, and billionaire stories. The author did a fine job with her character development and didnt make the story overly sweet and sappy. I felt invested in the characters and rooting for them.
Robin Malek
Sep 19, 2015 Robin Malek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet amish

Can 2 hearts become 1? Can God talk sense into 2 people who might not be lstening to what they are hearing... Ms. David's finally got them to hear in such a way that even I heard. Lovely!
shirlene brown
A good book to read

I love to read about the Amish and there way of living. Keep always wondered how they live
And how they worship if u are in to these kind of books this is one to read
Oct 29, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Five stars! My first book book by Patricia Davids and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot was good and the characters engaging. Little mystery and drama thrown in there too. I highly recommend this book and will look forward to more from her.
Katherine Pritchett
Aug 16, 2016 Katherine Pritchett rated it it was amazing
Patricia consistently writes complex but entertaining books with compelling characters that readers can care about. The stories are thoroughly researched and provide a modern, unexpected twist to Amish life. She writes with empathy of the situations her characters face.
Nancy Clyburn
Feb 10, 2016 Nancy Clyburn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful, feel good story; easy read! Highly recommended!!

Wonderful, feel good story; easy read! Highly recommended!! Beautiful relationship formed between two people that needed each other - mother daughter!!!
Oct 11, 2015 Kindra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You never know the path God chooses

A quick easy read about Katie, an Amish who left her community, but never truly lost her faith. Returning home, alone and pregnant, God proves that He lays out the paths before us.
Mar 06, 2016 Kayley rated it really liked it
I liked this one. It's obvious from the beginning how it'll end up (happily ever after!), but there were enough conflicts and twists that I still enjoyed it. Now I need these apps to stop suggesting Amish fiction with over 4 stars. I didn't even know that was an actual genre until recently.
Jul 25, 2016 ANNETTE rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book, Katie has no place to go being pregnant but, back home. Lots of conflicts , twist and God's grace are all in this story. A good teaching about forgiveness true christian love. A sweet clean novel.
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I was born and raised in Northcentral Kansas. I'm a farmer's daughter, but I now make my home in the city of Wichita. I'm an RN. Neonatal nursing has been the main focus of my career. What can I say? I love babies. I was invited to the highschool graduation of a baby I took care of. Talk about making me feel old!

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