Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall

A marriage is tested in this Old Order Amish novel of longing for renewed love and a path for forgiveness from the best-selling author of Gathering the Threads .

Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She's set herself aside. Raising four children, she's followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own.

But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone--and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman--her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy's child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?


About The Author

indy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written nineteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy's been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three Amish fiction writers.


My Review

What a range of emotions this book brings out, and they continue right to the last page and beyond to the epilogue.
All the while I'm reading, I kept think, but "these people are Amish", and I guess I hold them to a higher standard, but we are all human and sinners. The author's did a wonderful job of weaving a tale that made you want to shake the main character, and yet have compassion for him, and the innocent baby!
I can warn you, you will be page turning and there is never a dull moment, and there is a lot going on here, from horses to fighting, from cooking to farming, from family to friends, and those less fortunate, giving and receiving, and forgiveness.
A book that I will be recommending, it has something for everyone!

I received this book through the Publisher Waterbrook Press, and was not required to give a positive review.

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