Lilies on Daybreak Pond
This free short story prequel by bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark offers an exclusive bonus to The Men of Lancaster County series by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner. Fans of the series will enjoy this brief opportunity to revisit a family they have grown to love, and new readers will be introduced to a life-altering act that ends up reverberating throughout the...more
To those who read the prequel and are judging the series by this, don't. The series is wonderf ...more
My only two issues were:
- the use of the German-influenced Amish language (though with adequate translation for a change) I'm aware it's part of the culture and that way important/making sense in these books but I'm still not liking it.
- It appears to me like the story is a continuation of a previous book (which ii's not as far as I could see)
Apart from the style I loved the way spiritual values ...more
It’s coming on spring, and Joel Miller is beginning to
understand that his daughter is never coming home again. Three months ago,
18-year-old Sadie snuck away in the dead of night, breaking from the Amish
faith to live the life of an Englischer. The family she left behind has
been dealing with the loss ever since—especially her father, who is still
struggling to comprehend how God could have allowed this to happen. Now the
family dog has gone missing as well, and Joel is determined to find ...more
Finally, all the clues connected and the light bulb in my head went off. Lilies on daybreak pond is an amish story. I was really surprised because all I know about the Amish is what's on Lifetime. But this story changed my view. It was ve ...more
After reading this wonderful short story, this is a series that I definitely have to read. The author has such a beautiful descriptive voice that I felt as if I too stood there looking at the pond. You could almost feel the pain that Sadie's family felt at her disappearance.
If you are reading this series or thinking about it, this is a prequel that I would highly recommend!
The girl's father can't accept the fact that she's gone and worries about her. His trust in God is the only thing that can help him in his sorrow. The lily pond she had created with so much love will always remind him of her
Lilies on Daybreak Pond is a free eBook short story written by Mindy Stearns Clark as a prequel to her The Men of Lancaster County series. This short story tells us alot about the feelings of grief a family was dealing with after their daughter Sadie left the Amish for good. The characters in this story actually made you feel their loss and sadness. The descriptions of the pond actually bring the pond to life. The storyline was sad but also forgiving. The pond har ...more
I love dogs and being outside. This book is so good if your into pup stories. The ending is so sweet.