Rose Kauffman is engaged to Silas Good, a well-liked Amish fellow, so why does she still pine for Nick Franco, the former foster son of the bishop? Especially now that Nick has left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion after the death of the bishop's biological son. Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, has returned to live at her parents' farm with her young daughter. Hen and her modern husband, Brandon, are separated by mutual agreement, although he is threatening to sue for custody of their daughter if Hen does not return soon. Will the judge rule in Brandon's favor? Is there any way Hen can reestablish her place among the People without sacrificing her marriage?
Hen has returned to her parent's house with her daughter
good read, third book should be just as good.
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Apr 10, 2011
The Rose Trilogy book 2
Bethany House, Publishers
Beverly Lewis was the first author that I read about the Amish and I think I have almost all of her books on my shelves. I have not read the first book in this series
As I started to read this story I wish I had read the fist book as it details things that are in this book and I was missing. But all in all this one was good also, as Hen had left he English husband Brandon and with her little girl Mattie Sue came back to live at her parents farm. Rose and Silas are engaged but can she forget Nick?
Their Mother was in a lot of pain after her accident that had left her in a wheel chair, but she would not go to a doctor to see if something could be done. Will they lose their mother also.
As the story continues I begin to learn more about the family and things that had happened in the first book. The Bishop son had been killed in an accident and the foster son Nick had left his home. Rose and Nick were really good friends and she missed him very much.
This book as all of Ms. Lewis' is a joy to read and I was really surprised at the way the book finished up, it was something I really was not looking for.
Thanks to LibraryThing: Early Reviewers for this advanced copy for my review.
I loved the intertwining of the Plain life and the English life with Brandon and Hen’s marriage and the struggles that Hen had not only as a wife, but also as an Amish woman and as mother.
I found this book to be very entertaining, refreshing and a nice, light book to read. I look forward to reading the 1st book in this trilogy as well as the 3rd, when it comes out. I am never disappointed when reading a Beverly Lewis novel.
Beverly Lewis sure has a way with character development! I
This is a very nice, quick and enjoyable read. Of course if you love all things Amish then this is a series you won't want to miss. I thought this book traveled right along and kept my interest all the way through. This is a Christian book so no sex or swearing.
Thank you - LibraryThing: Early Reviewers for this advanced copy to review.
It took awhile to finish this book. I had a hard time staying interested in it.
Hen had married an "outsider" but has now come home with her 4 year old daughter. Her husband is threatening to file for divorce and sole custody of Mattie Sue.
Rose is engaged to Silas but realizes he loves Rebekah and Rebekah returns his
Hen's and Rose's mother, Emma, was injured in a buggy accident and is in a wheel chair unable to walk. She is in consant, terrible pain but refuses to see a doctor.
Problems abound but trust in God goes a long way to solutions.
At times I felt the book was a little slow; then remembered that was the Amish way of life - slow.
This novel is the story of an Amish family that is torn apart by a mysterious accident to the main characters mother. The main story line is about 2 sisters and each one is finding her way through their family, faith and life. I found this to be a good character story that
As much as I love Beverly Lewis, I
Is a book considered “historical” if it takes place in 1985? That’s over 25 years—although it doesn’t seem like it! It made me laugh to read that this was a “historical” book—I usually think that means 1940 or earlier. Guess that’s my age showing……
I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars given the fact that the story line was a little weak. Hopefully the next book follows along with a little more meat in it.
Rose, Hen's sister, has fallen for the bishop's foster son, Nick while engaged to Silas. Hen has
First the good: Once again I enjoyed Rose's story and I look forward to seeing where it leads to. I'm not quite sure at this point where her eventual path will lead but I am quite invested in her part of the book and was eager to learn more about her. I didn't really get into the parts with Beth but her relationship with Silas and Nick is good stuff. I felt that Rose is a more dimensional character than Hen is and seems to be more compassionate and thoughtful.
However I still cannot stand Hen. She is still very wishy washy and again, i don't know why she wants to stay Amish other than her reasons of it's safe, it'll keep her daughter innocent or it's the "right and only" way to raise a child. I seriously almost threw this book up against the wall because I was so annoyed at Hen. I'm really not sure what Lewis is trying to say here because through Hen we are made to feel like everything that is not Amish is bad, even down to calling your parents Mom and Dad. I also do not like the implications that one cannot remain faithful to God or the church (have other issues with that) if they have higher education. Hen seems to be very fixated on how Madonna is evil as well. There just seems to be so much legalism in the book and not real issues of honest faith. I swear to God if Brandon becomes Amish in the last book, I am going to boycott Lewis' books from now on. It's just the heavy implication that the only right way is the Amish way that is bothering me very much.
From almost all the reviews of the first book that I have seen and all the reviews of this book, it seems that I am one of the very very few people who feels this way. Most other reviews have been praising everything that goes on in the books and keep talking about how they want to live the Amish way. After reading this book, if living the Amish way means living like Hen then I would run away with a pole as long as the United States.