A Widow's Hope (Miller Family #1)
A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.
After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister's family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon brother-in-law finds just...more
I just love this book. Hannah and the Miller family were funny at times. Then close to the end Mrs. Lee (an English neighbor) was sneaky.
The detail information/description help make the book worthwhile reading and wanting to read it to know what happens next with Hannah.
What a wonderful story!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this great story — not what I expected — much more sassy! That’s the way I would describe Hannah Brown. Is she stubborn, willful, independent – or just trying to make her way the best she can…
Hannah moves from Pennsylvania to Ohio, to help her sister, but ends up alienating her brother-in-law — and his brother. After a visit from the elders of the church, things don’t look too good for her.
Wow! I feel like I already know Hannah and ...more
When I think of the Amish, I automatically think of the easy life they have, but in reality, they have struggles too. Many of the same struggles that we Englishers often have, and one of them being the death of a husband or a w ...more
Simon’s brother Seth livers nearby with his daughter Phoebe who hasn’t spoken since her mothers death ye ...more
Author: Mary Ellis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Genre: Inspirational/Amish Romance
Hannah Brown has sold her farm to her brother, Thomas, after the death of her husband. She wants to stay on the farm, but can’t rely on her elderly parents to care for her, and so she offers to help out her sister, Julia, who is suffering from arthritis. But Julia’s husband, Simon, doesn’t like Hannah, doesn’t like her sheep, and finds Hannah extremely vexing. ...more
Character Hannah Brown and I share much more than just our first names; we also share the need to assert our opinions and do what we feel is right. Hannah Brown lost her husband, and is moving to be with her sister, Julia, who is suffering from arthritis. Julia's husband, h ...more
I really enjoyed reading Hannah and Seth's storyline. I liked how spunky Hannah was, while also trying to follow God's will, and the Ordnung of her new district in Ohio. I liked Seth's sens ...more
I found them refreshing and different, to some extint. I really admired Hannah and found her business as a sheep herder to be interesting.
I like Seth as well and his little daughter, was interesting to me.
I felt sorry for Hannah, initially and felt she was being misunderstood and mistreated.
After a while though, her refusal to have real conversations with anyone, especially Seth became frustrating for me. She never want ...more
Julia is wracked with pain with an unyet formally diagnosed illness so Hannah feels she'll be able to help her sister with the running of her household and helping to care for Julia and Simon's children.
Simon, on the other hand, isn ...more
When I said that sparks were flying from all directions I wasn't fa ...more
I am a bit silly, I don't appreciate too much religion in "everyday" people stories but I have no problem with the level of religion in "Amish" stories. I enjoy looking into the world of people who really live their faith.
A widow moves in with her sister's family and has some problems learning their ways. She meets the brother-in-law (a widow) and they fall in love.
Hannah & her sheep are wonderful! Simon & his gruffness are endearing, and the ending was perfect! Hannah & Seth & Phoebe were an excellent family.
Three problems I found was, (1) Hannah was to cranky.
She snapped at others for asking a mere question,and the questions were innocent ones. Like how are you today?
(2) And the sheep were big part for the first half of the book, then they were an after thought.
(3) And the little girl who had issues, were fine for the first half, then those were haphazard.
Otherwise the plot was different. The sheep were a great part as long as they were a part of her life.
The information about the ...more
the community. A great read.
If you enjoy Amish fiction that helps you learn more about the Amish way of life, and their faith, these are books you need to read. Ms. Ellis has first hand knowledge through her Amish friends and writes what she knows or learns through her extensive research. I really like her characters, especially Hannah ...more
The main character in this novel, Hannah, was a good Amish woman but one who had the unfortunate characteristic to have a mind of her own. In that society it is not always a good thing. She managed to rub people the wrong way without even intending to. Her sister convinced her that pride was one of her faults and she accepted that with good ...more
If you are a fan of this genre or just checking it out for the first time,I don't believe anyone will be disappointed in 'A Widow's Hope' from Mary Ellis. A very engaging story and well developed characters will make this book one that is hard to put down. I'm thrilled to see that the next book continues with characters from this one,Hanna,Seth and Emma.
I highly recommend 'A Widow's Hope',and wish much continued success to this ...more
The book has lots of twists and turns and had a very good message about stubbornness and forgiveness. LOVE IT!!