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A Home in the West (Free Short Story) (The Amish of Apple Grove) by [Copeland, Lori, Smith, Virginia]
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  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 15 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D6SCXY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,328 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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A Home In The West
What a sweet short love story. Another great creation by Lori Copeland.
This young boy Jonas with an English background has nothing in the World to build his future on but dreams and plans. But despite the lack of resources Jonas borrows his employers buggy and takes a leap of faith and makes his first step into realizing his dreams by taking Caroline on buggy ride. The surprise that waited on him around the corner could have been only from God Himself.
Do you have dreams and plans but no means to realize them? Take a first step in faith and see what God can do with you..
Lovely and encouraging story.
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Awesome Book, but short. I am curious which is a good thing. I am adding this next book to my wish list. If any one does hesitate, don't you will . Love the short story. Makes you wonder and want to know what is going to happen next. I know whom ever down loads this will love it. Loved how the writing style is. Makes you feel as if you right there witnessing all that is happening. Hope and prayer will win ever time. These characters have faith, but their faith grows even more when they are struggling with a complicated situation. Or even a loss in their life.
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I just love the Amish life and their ways . This short story gives you a brief look at what a young Amish person loves and believes in . Charming, though I wish for more...... : )
A good start, definitely worth my time.... Thanks .
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By Susan on August 19, 2013
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This could have been a very good story but it was too short to have any depth at all. Sorry for the bad rating. I love Lori Copeland.
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This short story is a depiction of Amish life in Berlin, Ohio, in April of 1858. Jonas Switzer (age 19) struggles to make his intentions known to Caroline Hersberger.

I like the barn scene when Jonas is milking the cow. Allowing the barn cat to have a "taste" is outstanding! Anyone who has ever seen this in a barn will be able to connect immediately. Of course, the milk does get on the cat's whiskers....

I thought the quote "Silver only shines with hard work" depicts the Amish people's way of life.

Despite his young age, Jonas has plans to leave Berlin. Will he be able to persuade Caroline to travel West with him?

Highly recommended...
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This was a fairly cute story, given how short it was, but the end felt a little too contrived. All I could think of was "So I just met you, and this is crazy..."
*spoiler alert*
Everyone in the community describes her as being the most attractive girl there. Apparently she has no shortage of offers. But she picks the boy who has the least to offer to take her home. Because.... Well, we don't know. And since we're told he can't even talk to her himself but must have a friend do it, and can only be alone with her during this short trip, it is assumed these two have never spoken more than a greeting to each other, despite her being his lifelong crush.
Then he proposes, offering nothing but a dream of possibly getting some good land in the future and she accepts without question, just a bit of teasing.

Very well written, it certainly kept my interest and I loved the details about Amish life, but I don't think I'll be pursuing any more of this series.
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Those are the memories -- milking a cow in the barn, squirting milk into a waiting cat's mouth -- and thinking of love. I've been there, done that. But unlike Jonas' case, my parents owned the farm. He doesn't, since he and his mother have been taken in by a Amish family after the death of Jonas' father. At age 19, Jonas has dreams of his own farm, his own cows, his -- ah, there's sweet Caroline. But would she want someone without his own farm like Jonas?

Funny scenes of all the teasing that poor Jonas has to endure by the other young men when they learn of his desire for Caroline. Poor guy! But what develops is a gentle and shy relationship. Humor, too. Unfortunately, for the rest of the story I have to go to the author's full books. But I'm so glad I've gotten acquainted with her series about the Amish of Apple Grove.
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A Home in the West is an Amish story about a young man interested in courting a young Amish woman. It presents the courting practices of the Amish while showing Jonas's dream for a farm of his own in the west with Caroline. It is short, sweet and leaves the author with the option of writing more about these two in future books without using a cliffhanger ending.
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