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Jacob's Daughter: Book One: Amish Series (Jacob's Daughter Series 1) Kindle Edition
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She founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named for her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.
Working in the production aspect of publishing has provided her with the expertise needed to produce develop and design books from the inside out. When it came time to publish her own work, her experience in the field lent her the ability to produce several genres, specializing in Christian Historical Romance, Amish Romance, and Amish Mysteries.
Her first book series, Little Wild Flower, an Amish Romance, was borne from her up-close encounters with the Amish community she lived near in Indiana until 1995 when she moved to Florida.
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Top Customer Reviews
What puzzles me the most is how so many reviewers could give this book four or five stars. With all the excellent books out there, I will not waste my time on another by this author.
Yes, and I'm sorry I had to give it a "1". I'm being honest here. This book seemed to have been written in a few short hours, like a short story some Junior High teacher asked a student to write for a class. It could have been great, with more time, more imagination, more background, more character development... Basically, only the IDEA behind the plot was good. Writing was mediocre or below.
Jacob's daughter (Abby) is not even Jacob's daughter. And for Jacob to be caught up in having to marry her mother (Lizzie) the way it happened was totally unbelievable wrought with lies, and manipulations.
Jacob mourned unshaven for over 13 years for his dead wife, whom he didn't even love. With beard means you're married and not on the market. He decides to finally put this marriage behind him and consider moving on. That very week (unbeknownst to him) Lizzie, his one true love, returns (how convenient that he's back on the market!). Unbelievable.
When Lizzy came back into the community she had Abby, the biological daughter of an Englisher she ran off with. At this point the Elders "decide" that Jacob had sired Abby all those years ago. Without asking for truth, the Elders told Jacob he has to do the right thing and marry her (without any other punishment?) Unbelievable.
Within 1 week, he goes from still mourning, to being betrothed to the woman he yearned for all these years. Unbelievable.
Given a few more weeks of writing to work out plot, history and characters it might have been a believable and complete story. I thought it was a freebie; it should have been. Sadly I did in fact spend $1.99 on it. The cover must have drawn me in... it is cute!
Many freebies I've read have surpassed this one. And now I hear there are more in a series? Not for me. And if this is the way the author continues to write, I'll stick with Dale Cramer, thank you very much.....now THERE'S a writer!!
I have read the entire series of Jacob's Daughter and look forward to the next book. :) I give it a BIG THUMBS UP
The story line is predictable. Young girl falls in love with young man, problem arises so she leaves, she comes back after many years, the young man, now older, marries her and they live happily ever after. Sounds like a good fairy tale.
I've read many Amish romance novels and found that this story lacked depth of characters, no disciplinary actions by the Bishop and Elders (after running away, having a child and becoming Englisch), no follow-through regarding Eddie's thugs (they just kinda disappeared) and Jacob's actions in regards to marrying Lizzie overly complacent.
I have no plans to read any more books in this series and may not read any more books from this author either. There are much better Amish romance novels out there to be read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable ready I would give it 5 stars.enjoy reading all Amish stories. I have a strong admiration for the hard working AmishPublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
maybe not for everyone but it was a good enjoyable read, i liked it enough to get book 2 and 3Published 7 days ago by Rose Mary Johnson
Just what I asked for. Love it. Not a heavy read but a really nice little story.Published 1 month ago by Jane Beardsley
The series is very enlightening about the Amish people! They still get very involved in love and loss. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Esther Plaggemars
The story was pretty well developed in the beginning and held up through Lizzie's return to the cloistered community. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lucinda Ricks
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