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The Amish Nanny

(Women of Lancaster County #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,806 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark and coauthor Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Nanny, Book 2 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love.

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it’s time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wan
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Harvest House Publishers
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Lis Carey
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ada Rupp is a young Amish woman who has learned, in the past year, that she is adopted--the mother who raised her is the sister of the mother who gave birth to her, her "aunt" who left Lancaster County, PA for Switzerland shortly after she was born. Ada also has a sister, Alexandra, two years older, who was adopted by another, English (that's those of us who are not Plain Folk) family in Oregon. That's a lot of upheaval for anyone, but in addition, Ada also learned during the visit of her sister ...more
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but this book felt more clinical to me. Maybe I am just not as interested in land deeds and genealogies, but since a large portion of this book focused on hunting up historical facts and understanding all the legalities of transfers of land, I found it a lot to wade through and it took away from the relational developments of the book. Still, the writing was well done, and it presented interesting tidbits of information about the Amish.
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Amish Romance

I love Amish stories, but these are extra special due to their incredible story along with the romance. Learned a lot about why the Amish and Mennonites immigrated to the U.S.
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure if you remember my review of the previous book in this series, The Amish Midwife, but if not, please go back and read through it:) Because I recently received a copy of the next book in the series, The Amish Nanny, for review. And I think it will be best to come into the review knowing what the previous book is about.

I have been a big fan of Mindy's previous works. I have read almost all of her books and really enjoyed them. I had never heard of Leslie Gould before reading The Amis
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love all of Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark's book and The Amish Nanny is no exception. A very different kind of Amish book, the authors take the readers to Switzerland to find a secret agreement that will preserve and important Anabaptist site. As the treasure hunt continues, and Ada comes face-to-face with her past, dealing with issues way beyond her understanding. But despite Ada and Daniel unlocking the mysteries, Ada still loves Will Gundy. Will she remain in Switzerland with Daniel o ...more
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story was fine. Nothing ground breaking. There was just so much filler. I found myself skipping over passages. There were a few unnecessary characters and descriptions of things that just did not move the plot along. I stuck it out until the end hoping for an unexpected reveal. Unfortunately the predictable things all happened. I'm not interested enough to finish this series right now.
C Janet
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: amish-fiction
This book took me a long time to read. The plot was more about the history of the Mennonites and Amish in Switzerland. It was interesting but it was very slow moving. The characters lacked depth and except for gaining historical knowledge, the book left me disappointed.
Shirley Chapel
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a long page turner with many twists and turns throughout. It kept my attention as I read to the end of the book. I have been enjoying this series and look forward to reading book four . There are five books to this series.
Ada Rupp goes to Switzerland with Alice and Christy in order to try and save property that her Grandma Fannie and Alice owns there. A hydro power company questions the validity of Franny's ownership of the land and has petitioned the courts to take over the propert
Janie  R.
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The main character in this story finds out about her birth right, a lot of truths are exposed, and she feels disconnected with all the family around her. Another sub-story involves her going to Switzerland to sign some documents, and it is here where the history of the Anabaptists is weaved in the story, a search for a document about her family's land. This was a very well-researched history done by the author. I learned some very interesting facts about the original Anabaptists, that I had neve ...more
Jennifer Robb
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Amish fiction readers
Recommended to Jennifer by: Friends of the Avon Library (LPLS)
The story didn't unfold how I thought it would based on the title. It wasn't a nanny story as I would think of a nanny.

Ada Rupp is finally feeling normal after a lifetime of suffering with a blood disease. She plans to teach, especially as it seems the man she has her heart set on is courting someone else. Ada has only recently found out she was adopted and that she has a sister who was raised non-Amish. Lexie sends Ada a wedding invitation. Against all odds, Ada's family allows her to take the
Edward Arrington
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have not read the first book in this series, you might want to skip this review. In the first book, the readers were introduced to Ada, a young Amish woman in Lancaster County, who learned that she was adopted by her mother’s sister at birth and has an older sister who was adopted by an Oregon family where she was raised as a Mennonite. Their birth mother lives in Switzerland and has almost no contact with the family. Ada travels with two of her younger cousins to Oregon to attend the wed ...more
Rachel Brand

Ever since discovering that she was adopted, Ada Rupp has not been entirely content with life in her Amish community. While her long-term illness has stabilised itself, her mother still hovers over her, controlling her life out of fear that Ada may fall sick again. Still single and in her twenties, Ada hopes that she may have caught the attentions of Will Gundy, a close friend and widower with three children. Bu
Joianne D. Pettigrove

Ada is restless. Mamm is controlling, afraid to let her go. Mamm hopes the trip to Oregon will settle Ada down. She will return home content. Ada comes home to a major disappointment and she is definitely not content. Another adventure awaits. It is filled with excitement and disappointment. Will she return a second time? Will she return to more heartache and disappointment? Will God give her the desire of her heart.

Loved the book
cindy massey
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lancaster County

Wow, I had no idea the second book would be better than the first one. What a story; what a writer. I am hooked.
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story. I learned a little history while going through Ada's pain. Ada's struggles lead to triumph and finally getting to marry the only man she's ever loved.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some of the Amish history in this story is interesting.
Jean Wilson
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a good quick read, if you enjoy reading about the Amish, but basically it was a love story.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: free-reading
Ada - Lexie's sister - gets to go to Switzerland an opportunity to meet her birth mother. Will the widow save the day and save the girl too?
Mary Higgins
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is brilliant

The book is brilliant story again and I like to reading the book no 2. Many thanks for your wonderful writing books.
Heidi Matheson
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Excellent follow-on from the Amish Midwife.
Mary Shugrue
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
Perhaps as a nonfiction book on the history of the Amish people, this would have rated 3 stars. But as Amish fiction, this was a disappointment.
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Clark/Gould do a great job on this book. I know you'll love it as I did. No smut, no bad language, just plain fun and genuine excitement as only Amish kids can get into.
Laurie Carlson
“The Amish Nanny” by Mindy Stearns Clark and Leslie Gould

I loved this book! I learned so much about the Anabaptist’s move from Switzerland to the United States in this book. Even though this book is Fiction, the Authors did a great job researching this information. Ada is the main character. She is twenty-four years old, not married, and the job she thought she had fell through, which put her in the perfect position to be able to make this huge trip to Switzerland. Her and several other of her f
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As Ada Rupp can testify, even the best of parents can be oppressive people, especially when you've grown up believing that you might die any moment. Now that her health is improved, Ada finds herself longing for independence and for the chance at the rumpspringa (Amish period of increased freedom given to maturing teenagers before they decide to join the church) that she never had. Her need is made greater as she watches her long-lost sister marry the man of her dreams, knowing that the man that ...more
This is the 2nd book in the series and I have not read the first. The main character is Ada and she has just found out in the last few months that she is adopted. She also found a way to better manage a disease she has had all her life as well. The book opens with her getting to go to her sisters wedding(she just found her sister in the first book). Once she returns she finds out she gets to go to Switzerland. She is also in love with a man who she can not have( or so she thinks). So off to Swit ...more
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Author: Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3861-7
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

A cave behind a waterfall…
A dying confession…
A secret agreement
hidden for a century…

Ada Rupp is an Amish girl who knows nothing about these elements of her family’s past. Instead, she has a coveted teaching degree maybe in her grasp, and her medical condition finally managed. Ada also wants to marry Will Gundy, a widower she’s loved since the
Wendy Hines
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this installment of The Women of Lancaster County, Ada Rupp is finally getting her wings. She found out in the first book that her life was not what she had thought. Her mamm was not her biological mamm and she had a sister she knew nothing of. Now, with her disease under control, she’s restless. Her parents have always been overprotective, so when a wedding invitation arrives from her sister, she is sure her parents won’t let her go. However, they surprise her and let her.

She is overjoyed to
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
We rejoin the story of the Women of Lancaster County, with the story of Ada Rupp. We met her earlier in the first novel in this series, but she was younger, and now we meet her again as a young woman, on the brink of the rest of her life. However an illness that kept her close to home and under the watchful eye of her Mamm, has been resolved with taking some simple supplements, and her health is better than ever. And now we discover Ada has decided she is ready to live life. She won't admit it t ...more
Myron Brown
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian fiction fans, history buffs, family drama gans
Ada has a good life but she feels something is missing. When she has the opportunity to go to Switzerland to help settle a family matter she views this as an opportunity to learn more about herself. Ultimately this book is about forgiving oneself for one's guilt, whether justified or not. This book labels itself as a Christian romance and is called "The Amish Nanny" but both are only really nominal descriptions. This book is at its weakest at depicting romance. Yeah, it's a Christian romance abo ...more
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Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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