Friday, April 10, 2015

An Empty Cup by Sarah Price

Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage. In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after her first husband’s untimely death, she gets a second chance with Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children into his life.
Despite the love and respect she finds in her new marriage, Rosanna soon learns that juggling the demands of her family and church community is more than she can handle. When Rosanna becomes ill, she is forced to confront a hard truth: one empty cup cannot fill another. For a woman who has spent her life giving, will Rosanna finally be able to let go and receive?


About The Author

The Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area's first wave of Mennonite families. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years.
As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers. Many of her stories are based on actual people she has met and her own experiences living among the Amish over the years. Sarah now resides in Morris County, New Jersey with her family.
While she started out as an Indie author, she signed on with Realms, an imprint of Charisma House and Waterfall Press, an imprint of Brilliance Publishing. Her first book, First Impressions: An Amish Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was released in May 2014.

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My Review

As the book opens we meet Rosanna and Timothy, a typical Amish couple. Nope not by a long shot, at least not Timothy, he sure doesn’t seem to live his faith.
Fast forward ahead a few years, and we find Rosanna living a better life, or is she? She is now married to Reuben and as we meet him we feel a breath of fresh air. He appears to care about his wife and children, and seems to be a man of deep faith.
Rosanna has a very full plate, taking care of her family, all her household chores, and her love of her community. We walk in her shoes as she goes about her daily chores, and those chores seem to multiply as each day comes. She seem to be at the breaking point at times, and you will worry about her health, how much can one woman take?
Enter a new woman whom Reuben seems to have taken under his wing, and has arrived at a time when he wants to cut back on his working. Nan looks like a Godsend, she is in love with the business, and has her hand in everything, including expanding.
Sounds like a perfect Amish life here, but things are not how they are being presented. Come along for another impossible to put down read by Master Story Teller Sarah Price, you will not be disappointed.
I received this book from the Author and was not required to give a positive review.

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