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

Kristina Ludwig
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Brand-new 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: 1262 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FR1ER1U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,247 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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3 of 3 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
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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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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 1 month ago by Brenda R
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was a very good book.
Published 1 month ago by melissa Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Rumspringa Break
A very good book by a talented author. I loved the series of stories this book is from. Great book.
Published 1 month ago by Barbara j. Henry
1.0 out of 5 stars not my type
deleted this from my Kindle, did not enjoy it or finish it
Published 1 month ago by Alberta Kliem
5.0 out of 5 stars Rumspringa Break was a terrific read that really opened up my heart...
Rumspringa Break was a terrific read that really opened up my heart and imagination. This book literally spoke directly to me and really entertained me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet novella
This was a nice start to the Amish Hearts series. I wish it had been a little bit longer though.
Published 2 months ago by Jeanna Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting to see how Amish kids do when they have Rumspringa
Published 2 months ago by Donna Brewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative
This interesting book leads you through the time in a sixteen year old's life when she has her first encounter with the outside world and it's different culture from the Amish. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dorothy m Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This book was a fast read! I enjoy reading about the Amish community! I want to read the next book to see what happens next.
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Terrock
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
this book has a good story line, that is completely fictional but enjoyable to read. the characters are very believable and you can easily picture them at the college party,... Read more
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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 16 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 her husband Antonio, with whom she's launched a new 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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