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Rumspringa Break (Amish Hearts Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kristina Ludwig
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Amish Teen Fiction! Book 1 of the best selling Amish Hearts series.

Rebekah is stellar at caring for the animals on her family's farm, and even better at eluding Jakob, the neighborhood boy who has a massive crush on her. But she's never ventured out of her ultra-strict Amish community in Pennsylvania.

All that changes when she and her twin sister Mercy turn sixteen. Now, it's time to embark on Rumspringa, the rite of passage for Amish teens. Together, the girls discover the outside world, dressing in "English" clothes, cruising to the city, and partying with college students. Rebekah meets a stunning pre-veterinary student named Braeden, who encourages her to follow her dreams of becoming a veterinarian.

As her appreciation of the English lifestyle blossoms, Rebekah is faced with a massive dilemma. How can she pursue a college education and still remain accepted by her Amish community? Can she and Braeden overcome their cultural differences and build a relationship -- and will her family and friends still talk to her if they do?

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  • File Size: 1306 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FR1ER1U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rumspringa Break (Amish Hearts) is a Must Read! October 21, 2013
By Jaylu
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Rumspringa break is a fascinating glimpse into another culture from the teen perspective. From the start, the characters come to life, and the reader is immersed in the universal issues all teens face, regardless of upbringing. Every teen faces the age-old excitement of "young love," choice of a career, and the dilemmas of reconciling the religion, culture and ethnicity they have been raised into, with "growing up" and apart from their parents. Excellent writing leaves the reader with the desire to "hang out" more with the characters to find out what comes next!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rumspringa Break March 30, 2014
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I downloaded this book because it was free for the Kindle and it caught my interest. Sadly, it didn't really live hope to the hope I had for it. I think the biggest problem was the length. This book is short. Extremely short. There are nineteen chapters, but each chapter felt incredibly short as well. The biggest problem with the length was how awkwardly the book cut off. It didn't end. It just stopped. I know there's more to this series, but honestly, I'm guessing that could have just been added to this book to create one book that was a better length. There wasn't the slightest bit of resolution in this book.

Not only that, but I felt like I didn't have time to actually connect with the characters or the story. I wasn't pulled into the book at all, and I disliked all of the characters. They didn't feel real to me. It was as if they were all extremely two-dimensional and boring to me. Maybe that would have changed if I had read more about them, but the book was too short for me to ever find out. I also know I could go pick up the second book, but I didn't get into the first one enough to bother with the second. That may have been different if the first book had been longer and more developed. Then I might have gotten into the story enough to bother with the other books.

I wouldn't necessarily call this a bad book. It just didn't feel long enough to actually grab my interest. I also would have appreciated characters that felt more three-dimensional. I'm sure some people will enjoy this book and be able to appreciate it for what it is, but I didn't find it to be developed enough to be satisfying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! October 23, 2013
By Edward
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The storyline is great, but what sparked my interest is K. Ludwig's ability to write about some of the crucial dilemmas that teens face in such a compelling and genuine way.

This book is extremely hard to put down - we need the sequel!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK story but be ready to buy, buy, buy April 13, 2014
By Bea
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I got the book for free and if I hadn't I would not be happy. I thought this was a "book" but it's more like a short synopsis. In other words it's a bit like a movie trailer - gets you interested and then STOPS... until... you guessed it, you buy the next one... Frankly that annoys me no end... if it's a novella or whatever then please let us know that we're expected to buy more chapters or books or whatever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! October 24, 2013
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What a true gripping book, couldn't stop reading until it was finished! The story line was so exciting, filled with suspense and dilemmas facing the main character Rebekah. It also gave me a good insight about the Amish culture, and the thoughts going through teenagers' minds. So excited for the next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply A Must-Read! October 14, 2013
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The story contains a brilliant new idea about the Amish community combined with an amazing writing style.

The plot develops deftly, and the suspense amplifies progressively.

Rebekah's Rumspringa starts when she turns sixteen. She is given the chance to discover the city and new things, and she has to choose where she wants to continue her life. Rebekah is stuck in a dilemma; she has to decide whether to stay in the city with Braeden, her English boyfriend, and be a veterinarian or go back to her old life in her Amish community.

I enjoyed reading the page-turner, and I am eager and impatient for the release of the sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok but nothing to rave about. April 3, 2014
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Pretty much the same old thing when it comes to Rumspinga. I don't have anything else to say about this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough April 26, 2014
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This book needed more. Even for a part 1, it seemed unfinished to me. I hate that sort of tease.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Was very good just wish it was longer Dont know if they ended updating or what
Published 3 months ago by Lorie E Gasper
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay for me
I've read many Amish themed books. This one was okay to me, nothing great. I realized before reading it was a novella. Yet, I couldn't help but want there to be more. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sonshine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Another beginning to the new series. It is neat to follow these amish characters as they up. I highly recommend this author for any young person that loves reading and learning... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Diana Lynne McCarty
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
A very well written book which have good contents in it. Very well written book! Goes into great detail of Rebekah's adventures outside her community, and her struggles to balance... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Piper Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
The book is great, it is very well written. This is the story of a young Old Order Amish girl named Rebekah and the English boy Braedon that she falls in love with during her... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Yukie Davidson
1.0 out of 5 stars slow
Noooooooo bad idea boring won't read any moe of these books thanks any way Amish too diff and sad to read
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Journey Through An Amish Rumspringa!
Another great story from Kristina Ludwig! I thoroughly enjoyed following Rebekah's journey through rumspringa and finding herself in the process. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a story or is it?
A very interesting look into rumspringa. There is an Amish community near where I call home and I have often wondered how these Amish kids reconcile having lived the Rumspringa... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mustang Fyant
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
This was good, but way too short
Published 8 months ago by Fran3437
3.0 out of 5 stars WAY TO SHORT
Rumspringa is a term that some Amish youth use in association with their right of passage. It usually begins when they are 14-16 and lasts until they decide whether to be baptized... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Brenda R
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More About the Author

Kristina Ludwig earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and practiced pharmacy for six years before retiring to become a full-time YA fiction author, blogger, and writing coach. She has published over 20 eBooks on Amazon, including the best selling Amish Hearts, Amish in College, and Amish Couples Series. She is an avid reader of YA fiction, but will read basically anything in sight!

Kristina lives in California with the two loves of her life: her baby girl Xaviana and her husband Antonio, with whom she's launched a YouTube show, "Business, Publishing, and Life." When she's not dreaming up new stories, you can find Kristina hanging out at the beach, cooking exotic recipes, playing classical piano, journaling, swimming, doing yoga, drawing, shopping, and traveling.

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