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Hope in the Land (Amish Turns of Time) Paperback – April 1, 2016
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In the fourth installment of Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series, Henry Edison finds a job in the Works Progress Administration and is assigned to Lancaster County to collect productivity data from the households of rural farms. It’s the Depression, and Henry has scant funds, an unreliable vehicle, and few places to sleep. Gloria Grabill quickly offers him food and lodging—and the assistance of her daughter, Polly. Polly, whose clumsiness has precluded her from farm chores, soon becomes an invaluable asset to Henry. Though Gloria shows remarkable hospitality to strangers, she has much more difficulty with Minerva Swain, her nemesis since grade school. Minerva’s husband and daughter are tight with the Grabill clan, so her presence at their farm seems to occur more often than either woman would like. The story is simple, with only a slight hint of mystery, which surrounds the Swain’s grown sons. The cast of characters is large, but each is smartly crafted. Without heavy religious tones, Newport keenly expresses the timeless value of forgiveness, generosity, and compassion. Agent: Rachelle Gardner, Books & Such Literary Agency. (Apr.)\n
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There were many wonderful characters who many of us could relate to! The main Amish family the Grabills never refused anyone lodging or food even though their house was already full. Gloria Grabill, the mother, not only takes care of her family and home, she also had a large chicken and egg business plus helps to work the fields. Because of their thirfty ways and hard work their farm was very successful and provided everything their family needed to survive. The Grabill's neighbors were also doing well but Minerva Swain had a compulsion to spend to much money by ordering from catalogs. Minerva was also known to create tension between Gloria and herself since they were in school together. When a situation arises for Minvera and she turns to Gloria for help how will Gloria handle Minerva's snutty attitude towards her? Can she find a way to overlook the past but also make Minerva learn a valuable lesson! You just might be surprised what she comes up with.
There is also a few other stories going on at the same time during the story involving love, pain, and forgiveness which makes for an interesting book. If you're interested in historical Amish genre this is the book you'll want to read.
I did not receive a complimentary copy of this book, but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to write an honest review. I also rated this book with five stars for a well written book about the depression era. I will be waiting for the next story from Olivia Newport.
Gloria and her family know how to live off the land and barter for things needed. There is lots of family matters, and happenings in this book that kept my interest all thru it. Not the usual Amish type of book where there is love, tragedy and sorrows. I found this full of interesting facts on how to government did a census of sorts during the depression years and how people were able to cope and make do to keep their farms.
Yes there was a bit of romance here and there but not much and it wasn't the main story line. Loved this book. History, live styles, relationships all bundled into one great book, do not pass it by.
I did get this from Barbour books to review, so thankful that I did such a great author and read.
I gave this book 4 stars. Check it out.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.