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Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments For September 2013, we are reading The Quakers of New Garden by Claire Sanders.

The Quakers of New Garden by Claire Sanders

Summary: The Quakers of New Garden, a Four-in-one collection by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Ann E. Schrock, Claire Sanders & Susette Williams.

I very much enjoyed these three stories. Each was different, but all were compelling in their own way.
The First, New Garden's Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, is the story of Ruth and Josiah, an engaged couple and the trials, tribulations, heartache that come from how we all can misunderstand the actions of another. Without asking for an explanation (or not being willing to listen to one) Ruth sets the stage for what is to come.

New Garden's Crossroads by Ann E. Schrock was next, with it's story of Deborah, a Quaker involved with the underground railroad, and Nathaniel, a slave hunter who has come a far piece from his own Quaker roots. Can he change? Can Deborah learn to trust him?
New Garden's Inspiration By Claire Sanders follows Leah Wall as her Uncle, who's family took her in after her parents died, arranges a marriage between Leah and a farmer, Caleb Whitaker, who was widowed, and now is joining the Civil war and needs a new wife to care for his family while he is gone. Leah wants a true marriage. What does Caleb expect from his new wife? Caleb is wounded in the war and Leah must care for him. Will this be enough for them to build a true marriage relationship?

New Gardens Conversion by Susette Williams Beginings with Catherine taking care of a young man who was shot. Through him she meets Jaidon Taylor, a young Lawyer who volunteers at a youth center in a bad part of the city. Catherine finds herself volunteering at the same center. As their relationship becomes closer, she confides to him her promise to her late father, that she would never marry a man who wasn't a Quaker. What will they do when her church refuses to let Jaidon join?


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Diamond Jones-Cox (mzaware28) | 105 comments Order my copy from Amazon, can't wait to start reading.


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Melissa | 127 comments I'm going to be starting this soon.


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Melissa | 127 comments Okay, I am starting this book today. I'm excited, it sounds really good.


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Melissa | 127 comments Well I finished the first story. It was good, I just kept waiting for the main characters to communicate. It seemed like one of those things when there was a misunderstanding and neither side could clear it up.


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Rachel Brand Melissa wrote: "Well I finished the first story. It was good, I just kept waiting for the main characters to communicate. It seemed like one of those things when there was a misunderstanding and neither side coul..."

That's one of my pet peeves in romance novels! Maybe just because I don't let things sit unsaid for too long, but there are so many books where I feel like shaking the characters and shouting "Just tell them how you feel!" LOL. I'm glad it's not just me :)


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