A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler - and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.
©2012 Beverly Lewis (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
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Those who enjoy Beverly Lewis's books will be happy with this one. It's a great story about Amish and non-Amish and how they relate and clash. I recommend it highly.
Overall the story was fairly good. However, predictable. Parts of the story were very touching. Somewhat disappointed in the narration. I do enjoy Christina Moore. However, I never understand when you have two narrators - a male and female - why the male can't do the male parts and vice-a-versa. Other than that it was a nice listen.
"Loved the story!!"
I would because it was so enjoyable and I liked the insights of Amish culture and seeing the struggles of Michael's decision on whether to join the church and the unknowing suspense of how the book might end.
The talk under the tree and how he admired her fiddling.
I loved hearing the deeper voice for the male voices but I had hoped for a bit of variety because sometimes if I missed who was talking I wasn't sure which man was talking a d would get confused but I really enjoyed all of their expressional reading
At the end I had an overly joyous feeling when she realized it was Michael only dressed as an englischer
Loved hearing about the Amish experience as it was a bit of a getaway and soul searching time and how they were able to help and advise
"Another wonderful read ~ "
Beverly Lewis books have never been a disappointment (for me personally.) I have read every book this author has published.... a bit behind on this series though ;-)
Living your life according to your own expectation not others is at the core of theplot in this book. Most of the books I've listened to with Amish settings have had more crisis in them so this wasn't the most exciting of them. But, it was a fairly short, interesting tale that makes you feel good.
"I love her books. This one did not disappoint!"
This was a great story in the true Beverly Lewis style. Inspiring!! Entertaining!! Can't wait to read the next one.
The lovely story and how the characters follow on from other books of the same author.
The shunning series - set in same time and place
When they were in the cabin together
"Another awesome story by one of my fave authors."
I love this book. I own so many that I can't truly rank it because it melts into the pan with so many awesome books.
If you're a fan of Beverly Lewis, you can add this one to the list. I enjoyed how she is able to write this stoary as if it is based on someone's true biography. I love the way she combines such differing cultures; and yet she focuses on the importance of the positives and doesn't neglect the negatives of two completely different lifestyles.
"Very good and touching story"
I really enjoyed this book. The story was touching and it was educational to learn baout the Quackers
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