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The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart

(Amish Country Brides #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Love in Plain Sight

As nanny for her nephew, Judith Lapp’s finally part of a vibrant, joyful Amish community instead of living on the outskirts looking in. But teaching her neighbors’ Englischer farmworker to read Pennsylvania Dutch wasn’t part of her plan. And the more time she spends with Guy Hoover, the more he sparks longings for a home and family of Judith’s own.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Love Inspired Historicals
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Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book by Jan Drexler. I don’t read a ton of Amish books, but after I read one, I always wonder why I don’t read more of them. I love the sense of community and how everyone pitches in to help everyone else especially in times of need.

I loved Judith. She was so mature, loving, and helpful. She had a deep faith and strong morals and values, and she did not let people or situations cause her to lose sight of them. I really felt for Guy and what he was going through. He despera
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fall more in love with Jan Drexler's writing with each book I read. She has a gift for creating memorable characters (and,if you are familiar with some of her other LIH work, you'll recognize a few of them playing a secondary role in this one.) And the way she steeps her stories with historical tidbits makes me feel like I've time-traveled into the Depression Era. Plus, her stories are deliciously complicated for a tag line claiming "plain and simple." Plain as in Amish, yes, but there's nothi ...more
“Asking forgiveness is hard. But when you love someone giving it is the easiest thing in the world.” One of my favorite quotes in this book.

This Love Inspired historical story is filled with characters that faced challenges, finding their place in life, second chances and forgiveness from God and others. Judith Lapp was a nanny for her sister Annie’s family with the birth of their twins. Guy Hoover was working for their neighbors as a hired hand, even though David and Verna Mast considered him
I loved this book!! Such a great story!! 1st time reading this author!! Will read more of her books!! Book was too short!!
Laura Meyer
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. It's set in the Depression era, at an Amish Community. It explores the idea of what does family mean? What does loving someone really involve? I loved how the main male character, Guy Hoover was portrayed. The growth & struggles that he experienced were well written. The leading lady also has room for growth as she comes to an age where she can choose which path she should take. Is it time to love? Find out more by reading The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart!

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Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
A book that nothing is simple as it seems. Guy has to make some big choices and Judith is there to help and to listen. But in the end Guy has to figure what he wants and where he belongs.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story line in this book. The characters are amazing and I found myself rooting for Judith and Guy to get together. Guy's characters is torn between a decision that he has to make and whether he is making the right decision. Judith's character is strong in faith and encourages Guy. I was surprise by the end of the book. One amazing read.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018

I was drawn in right from the opening scene where Judith is going to her first Singing. I really liked Judith by the end of the first chapter. At the Singing, Judith takes a friendly liking to Guy but is warned away from him by one of the other girls who doesn't like him because he wasn't raised in their Amish community. I loved Judith's reaction when she determines "She would do everything she could to help him feel welcome in the community." Yay for Judith for making up he
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)

I just have to say that I love reading Amish stories where a non Amish person is considering joining the community. I'm not sure what there is about it, maybe my own fantasy of living with the Amish (part time of course), maybe seeing that people can change and reinvent themselves, or whatever the case. I just think it's neat. So that part of the storyline immediately spoke to me. In fact, Guy was my favorite character. Yes, he had flaws and he came from unfortunate circumstances. But his charac
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This was a quick, fun read and one that I am happy to have had the chance to read. Ms. Drexler’s work is fantastic and I loved the way the story flowed. She created a perfect combination of English and Amish worlds and blended them in a way that makes the reader feel like they are right there in the center of the plot.

Judith and Guy’s characters are chiseled perfectly. An outsider looking in on the Amish world, Guy’s character was one that really tugged at my heart. I loved Judith’s character,
Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of the book. Opinions shared are mine.

It sounds like it would be a sugary-sweet story, but you’ll be surprised by the depth of emotion in this little book. As with many Amish novels, much of the plot revolves around young people courting with hopes to find a future spouse. That sometimes makes an Amish story seem like fluff to me. This book, though, allows the reader a deeper view into the hurts and scars the characters carry. Judith and Guy have known their own kinds of h
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I have not read much Amish fiction, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the storyline, characters, and emotional depth of the plot. Judith and Guy were so adorable and sweet in their interactions and care for one another. Both characters grew by the end of the story, especially Guy who received unconditional love and wisdom from the Masts. My heart broke for him in learning about his childhood, his biological father’s neglect, and his longing ev ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book was so good, the reason I loved this book it was told so beautiful Jan a fabulous story teller
I will tell you some about this story but not a lot I don't like to give to much detail in to my review's. as Nanny for Judith Lapp ( witch Lapp is a popular name in the really amish life ) for her nephew she finally becomes part of the joyful amish community! instead of living on the outskirts looking in, but also spends sometime with her Englisher farmer worker to read Pennsylvania
Lisa Phillips
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Judith has not been exposed to the usual teenage life even for Amish. She was living with her brother after her parents passed away and he was very protective of her. She moves in with her Sister and Brother in law to be a nanny and help out after her sister has twins. She meets several young people at a church singing. One of which is her neighbor Guy. He grew up in a orphanage working for her neighbors the Mr and Mrs Mast. After aging out continues to work for them. These 2 young people have s ...more
Barbara Thompson
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart has a superb storyline. Author Jan Drexler wrote this book with a storyline that has surprises and some twists and turns. I was amazed that the longer I read, the more I became involved. I'm not sure if I've ever read her books before, but Author Jan Drexler is on my list to read now. I enjoyed reading this fabulous book and encourage you to read it also. The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart by Author Jan Drexler is part of Amish Country Brides series.

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Phylisha Stone
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
typical amish romance.
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Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. Jan lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband of thirty-five years, where she enjoys hiking in the Hills and spending time with ...more

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