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Annie's Truth (Touch of Grace) [Kindle Edition]

Beth Shriver
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Book Description

After learning the truth about who she really is, can this prodigal daughter be accepted back into the safety and security of home?
Annie Beiler seems to have it all—a loving family in a tight-knit Amish community and the affections of an attractive and respected young man. But when she learns that she was adopted after being found as an abandoned newborn, she sets out on a journey to find out who she is.
Her father is strongly against her decision to leave, as it could mean Meidung, or excommunication from the community and even her family. But Annie knows she must find “the path that has her heart.”
As Annie’s search brings her into the fast-paced world of modern life, she is confronted with all of the temptations she was warned of. Can she make her way back to the order and security of her family? Or will she remain an outsider—torn between her two worlds?

Editorial Reviews


“A unique glimpse into the Amish community and the true meaning of friendship and love.” —Tammy Barley, award-winning author of The Sierra Chronicles

“Annie’s Truth has a premise I found fascinating. Definitely a very good read.” —Lena Nelson Dooley, award-winning author of Maggie’s Journey and Mary’s Blessing

A wonderful and touching story, and one that fans of Amish fiction will not be able to put down. Highly recommended!” —Laura V. Hilton, author of The Amish of Seymour series

About the Author

Beth Shriver received a degree in social work and psychology from the University of Nebraska. She worked as a caseworker for Boulder County Department of Social Services before starting a family. Beth's family live in Texas after moving from their first home in Colorado. She followed her passion and now writes fulltime.

Product Details

  • File Size: 881 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (June 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088QCLYQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read June 22, 2012
I'm a huge fan of Amish fiction but I have to be honest and say that I have been disappointed with a lot of the new Amish author's books because all the story-lines seemed the same. However, this new Amish Author more than exceeded my expectations. It really held my attention because the story was so different. I really, really enjoyed it.
This is a book that talks about forgiveness. Could you forgive after a rape or the murder of a school house full of children? This book is not only a good story with great characters, Annie's Truth will also have you thinking about all of the people in your life you need to forgive. It's a different take on your everyday Amish love story. It shows what it feels like to find a sense of belonging when you don't know where you come from or who your real parents are. With this book Beth has become one of my new favorite authors and I can't wait to read her next book!
I was given a copy of the book by the author.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars promising beginning for a new series June 18, 2012
I am a huge fan of Amish fiction so I always get excited when I find a new Amish fiction writer to read. When the author is able to give a fresh voice to the often same old same old Amish stories it's even better and that's just what I found in the pages of "Annie's Truth." There were so many things that I found refreshing about this story. First of all the book takes place in Virginia, a totally new setting for Amish fiction, or at least for the Amish fiction I have read. I also found the characters very realistic and easy to understand. Annie Beiler is a young Amish girl who finds out that she wasn't actually born Amish. The reactions and feelings she has were totally believable. Because she wants to find out who she really is, she risks being shunned, but needing answers propels her forward, even though the path she takes leads her away from John Yoder the man everyone believes she will marry. What will the cost be for seeking out her birth mother? Will she be shunned by her community, and will John be waiting for her to return, or does someone else capture his attention?

A book that pulled me in from the prologue, and kept me turning the pages until the very end. What a fantastic beginning for what seems to be a promising new series. I can't wait to read the next book in the series titled "Grace Given" due out in 2013.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say fans of Amish fiction are going to love this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read! June 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't usually read Amish books but am glad that I read this one. Beth has woven a tale that will keep you guessing, pulling you along in this gentle story of forgiveness. I enjoyed learning about the Amish ways as they were shown in the story and not as a lesson. I liked the characters and cared what happened to them. Good story!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Annie's Truth (Touch of Grace) June 7, 2012
I found the book by Beth Shriver to be an excellent read. In her book Annie finds out she is adopted and goes in search of her birth mother. But the Amish leaders are aganist her going and Annie will face them when she returns. This is a very moving book and one that you will cry with Annie, be ahppy with her, get upset by the way she is treated, and fall in love with her. This is a must read for anyone looking for a good book. You will reread this over and over again. Beth out did herself in this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new Amish Series I can't wait to finish! May 21, 2012
As Annie and her sister Hannah get permission from their mother to go through their hope chests containing items for their future weddings, Annie finds her childhood Bible wrapped up in hers. When she opens the front cover to compare her child-like handwriting, she notices that among her family's tree containing birth, wedding and death dates, her birth day is missing. Only her birth month and year have been noted.

When she inquires to this missing bit of information, she learns that she was left in a field one night and was found by her father. No one has ever known how Annie had come to be found in that field that night but her best friend John Yoder, believes God always knew where Annie would be best raised. Yet Annie has her doubts. When her father Amos, forbids it, Annie presses her mother to help her. Providing her with some time, money and a place to stay, Annie's mother Sarah reminds her that she has always had a home with them. She hopes Annie will chose to come home soon because in her mind nothing has ever changed about the way she loves Annie.

Now that she has made a decision to try and find her birth parents, Annie is staying with a family who has left the old Amish community. Getting help from Rudy, Annie keeps trying to find the missing piece of her puzzle to help her find out why she was left behind 18 years ago. Only the longer Annie takes, it may result in her being shunned by her own community and leaving behind the opportunity to find happiness and marriage with John Yoder. Only her sister, Hannah is more than willing to help John forget all about Annie. Will she find out the truth before it's too late to come home?

In the first novel in the Touch of Grace Series by Beth Shriver, Annie's Truth takes the reader into a different type of Amish novel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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2.5 stars: I thought it was a little slow and confusing. It had some good messages but missing some follow through. Couldn't really like any of the other characters.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Reading
I've never read a book like this one and I loved it. I wish there were more like this one, a child learns she wasn't born to her family and goes out into the world to find her... Read more
Published 2 months ago by angel56
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read--Not your typical Amish story
I have read other books about the Amish, and have felt they all have a similar story line, but this one definitely was different. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Reader in Malone
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down!
I have read other books on Amish life, and thought I knew a lot. But I didn't realize there was Old Amish and Newer sects with slightly different beliefs and rules, so this book... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Annie's Truth
I really enjoyed this book. I hated for it to end. Although I could never live the way the Amish do, I really admire their faith in family and God.
Published 3 months ago by Gale03
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
This book keeps your interest through the whole story. It is a good wholesome story and a good read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jill R. Rowland
4.0 out of 5 stars Annie's Truth
I liked the book it was a good story, I have told a couple friends about it. It was well written
Published 4 months ago by Valerie L. Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
Very enjoyable and although there was a little romance in the story line, there was absolutely no sex, violence, or swear words. To me that is very refreshing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joice Snow
4.0 out of 5 stars I Liked the Second Half Better
Annie Beiler loved her Amish community so much she didn’t even take a rumspringa, a time teen-agers could run around and partake of the world. Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story.
This was a great story. I loved the characters. I enjoyed reading about the Amish and how they actually liked being Amish.
Published 5 months ago by Christine Anthony
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More About the Author

Three time Best Selling Author, Beth Shriver, wrote her first novel in 2002 and a year later it was published. She was a caseworker before starting a family, grew up in Nebraska, and now lives in Texas. Beth became interested in writing about the Amish when researching her family history and found she was related to the Glick families in Europe. She also freelances for the local papers in her area, writes columns, devotionals, and novels in a variety of genres in both fiction and nonfiction. Beth followed her passion and now writes full time. She has plenty of company when she writes, with her two cats and a beagle. Beth visits Amish communities in her area, Ohio, Lancaster and Pennsylvania. When not spending time with her family or friends she helps feed the homeless in South Dallas.

You can find Beth on her website, and Twitter and become her friend on Facebook

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