- Series: The Women of Lancaster County (Book 2)
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780736938617
- ISBN-13: 978-0736938617
- ASIN: 0736938613
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Amish Nanny (The Women of Lancaster County) Paperback – July 1, 2011
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“This is the best yet! It is full of love, intrigue, and restoration of the family core from the start to the present. I highly recommended this book to every reader.”
―Sandy Davis Posten, Redeemed Books & Gifts
“Once again authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have engrossed their readers with a complex story of people past and present, Amish and ‘Englisch,’ adopted and biological. The Amish Nanny contains numerous resources to help the reader gain further understanding of the Amish way of life, and will be a fine choice for any book club to undertake.”
“I enjoyed reading The Amish Nanny. I feel that the author treated the Amish culture with respect. It allows the reader to see a bit into the life of the Amish. It was also written in a way to hold your attention as there was a lot of action!”
―Harvey Mast, Delaware Mennonite Historical Society
“As Ada said, ‘I wanted the full knowledge of what was out there, of who I might be.’ Perhaps journeying along with her in this novel will help answer these questions in the reader’s life. I recommend this story and others by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.”
“I read these books with genuine delight―first for the further revelations of life in the extended Amish family readers were introduced to in the first book of the series, and second for the clever way the main character's story spanned both geography and time. Well done!”
“I think you will enjoy meeting Ada as much as you enjoyed meeting Lexie. The writers, Clark and Gould, work seamlessly together with one voice keeping the story line cohesive and interesting.”
“One of the many things I liked about this book was the attention given to historical details of the Anabaptists in Switzerland. I also enjoyed the way the authors showed the complexities involved in trying to live the Plain life in modern day society.
“I would recommend this book without reservation.”
―Julie Surface Johnson
About the Author
Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including Beyond the Blue and Garden of Dreams. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children. www.lesliegould.com
Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania. www.mindystarnsclark.com
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The Amish Nanny is about Ada, the sister Lexie in Amish Midwife never knew she had. Ada was sheltered with so many secrets her family kept that Ada was pretty much kept at home and backward. Her poor health played a part in this as well, as her Amish family didn't trust "Englisch" medicine, so she never got the treatment she could have (until her new-found sister Lexie was able to help).
When Lexie came to their town to find out who she really was, and who her family really was, She and Ada found out they were sisters and this changed Ada from a quiet shy unhealthy girl to someone more sure of herself.
She's given an opportunity to travel as a nanny and locate the birth mother she never knew she had until recently. The woman she called mother all her life, and was kept a secret, was actually her aunt.
Lots of historical interest in the "Anabaptist" beginnings of American Amish in this story. You'll love it, and I'll keep Mindy Starns Clark on my radar.
At one point in the book, there is a letter, and the print was so small, it was almost impossible to read. I even tried enlarging the print on my Kindle, but to no avail. This is the first time I have encountered a problem with the print in any book on my Kindle. I even went to the book on my Amazon Cloud. The print was still very, very small. As this was critical to the storyline, I was definitely disappointed in the print size.
I love how Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould kept me intrigued through to the very end. All the characters were made to come to life in this story! Their descriptions of all the places in the story were so vivid that I could definitely see them in my mind's eye.
Both books just kept me enthralled. I really enjoy these stories of the "plain people". I have a great respect for their choice of a lifestyle. I enjoy reading of all different back grounds and lifestyles. It is very rewarding to see how different yet alike we all are in this universe.