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Butterfly Bride (Sisters #2)

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In "Hand-me-Down Bride," Sophie found her knight in shining armor, the miller’s son, Karl. He’s arranged to have her sisters come from Germany to seek their own happily ever-afters in 1870’s Pennsylvania. Little sister Elfie is cut from another bolt than her serious, tender-hearted older sister. Elfie is something of a material girl, and her Aunt, who’d arranged Sophie’s f ...more
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published October 2016
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Juliet Waldron
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
There are adult to adult situations in which young people are feeling their oats, but this expresses itself with kisses. It's a story about a young woman, a German immigrant, circa 1875, arriving in Pennsylvania. Everyone keeps telling her she needs to marry "well," but when you hardly know yourself, you can get into trouble, which the heroine does. She learns many lessons, mostly about the real life practice of the Beatitudes. The characters compelled, the scenery, out in the lovely Great Valle ...more
Rosemary Morris
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Lovely as a butterfly ready to spread its wings, eighteen-year old Elfrieda, aka Elfie, has only been in America for a few weeks when, accompanied by her aunt, she arrives in a crowded little railway station where she immediately attracts masculine attention. “It is intoxicating since she’d escaped from the grim apartment in Hamburg to suddenly come to grips with how pretty she was.”
Before her aunt leaves she tells Elfie. “I think you should be able to find yourself a fine husband here in this g
Kathy Fischer-Brown
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Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What is it like to be raised in Germany in the 1860s and then in your teens being sent for by your sister and her husband. You sail to the United States and end up in Pennsylvania. Your sister’s marriage had been arranged by your aunt but being a farm wife is not what you want especially since you realize that you are pretty and that men are noticing you.
This is the story of Elfie, a German immigrant, who has to learn English, as well as, a new way of life. She wants more than what her sister ha
Gini Grossenbacher
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Jan 20, 2017
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Juliet Waldron was baptized in the Yellow Spring of a unique Ohio farm town. After some years in an upstate New York farmhouse with a resident ghost, she began to travel with her Auntie Mame mother, who globe trotted on a shoestring, and flamboyantly adored history and grand opera.

Returning to the States, she took a B.A., got married and raised sons, eventually working at jobs ranging from artist'