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The Englisher (Annie's People #2)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  4,887 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Will Annie's intention to join the Amish church be derailed by the attention from a handsome Englisher? Annie's People book 2.
Published May 1st 2006 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2006)
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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
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
Jun 09, 2010 Sunny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
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 :)
Mary Devine
Nov 27, 2007 Mary Devine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Emi Rose
Okay! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book! I'm cant wait to find out what happens!!! I'm reading the third book now!
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
Matthew N
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
Wonderful wholesome love stories from amish country.
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
After reading The Preacher's Daughter, I was looking forward to this next book, but was sorely disappointed. I like to read Amish books to be uplifted and the dark characters in this book left me feeling empty. I thought the plot was also too contrived and unrealistic. I am usually a Beverly Lewis fan but I cannot give this book a good review. Too predictable.
Got this as an audio book for the car and found myself saying "Really?" too often for comfort. There is a way in which Lewis writes from a juvenile perspective- creating cliched, trite "realizations"for her adult characters.
While I appreciated the peek into Amish life, I thought the writing bland and many of the situations ridiculous.
Jan Bishop
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.
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
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
Kate Zubaly
Good book
i enjoy the simplicity of there attractions and how life can be seen in a different culture till you walk in their shoes, plus how some people can understand others interest even if they do not match there own....
Jeni Enjaian
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
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
Bonnie Fazio
Liked this well enough, and learned something about Amish culture and traditions. However, it is part of a series, and is probably best enjoyed if read in order.
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
Alecia Burrows
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
Ben Martin is the Englischer. Or is he an Englischer, really? There is something more than mysterious about this man. 2nd book in a series, so I need to get #3 to wrap up all the loose ends!

The Preacher's Daughter
The Englischer
The Brethren
Aug 04, 2008 Robyn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Darlene Roy
So many changes and situations with Annie, Ben, and Lou leave you hanging and wanting more. Must rush to The Brethren to see what happens next. I love this series.
Margaret Fraleigh
This book #2 in the series Annie's People. Can hardly wait to get book #3.

I love the story and the characters.
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
This was a great continuation from the first book. The plot thickens and at the end leaves you hanging and wanting more. Looking forward to reading the third and final book in this series. Still dislike Zeke, maybe a little less. Still needs help. The end!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Annie's People (3 books)
  • The Preacher's Daughter (Annie's People, #1)
  • The Brethren (Annie's People, #3)
The Shunning (The Heritage of Lancaster County, #1) The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1) The Betrayal (Abram's Daughters, #2) The Sacrifice (Abram's Daughters, #3) The Prodigal (Abram's Daughters, #4)

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