Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

I loved this book!  I learned so much about the Anabaptist’s move from Switzerland to the United States in this book.  Even though this book is Fiction, the Authors did a great job researching this information.  Ada is the main character.  She is twenty-four years old, not married, and the job she thought she had fell through, which put her in the perfect position to be able to make this huge trip to Switzerland.  Her and several other of her family members had to go to Switzerland because of a land issue, and it had to be the original family members of her direct lineage.  Ada then found out she would be taking a young thirteen year old girl with her, who she would be tutoring and teaching her her schoolwork while on the trip.  This young girl is the daughter of Will, a widow, whom Ada liked very much.  There were problems in that relationship area, which made Ada know she would never have a chance at him.  Then comes the big trip on a ship!  The authors’ description of Switzerland sounded beautiful.  They wove a wonderful story that included the land, the mountains, woods, their waterfall, and more.  Ada is approached by Daniel, a young Mennonite scholar, who she thinks she likes?  He had her whole future planned out for her.  Hmmm?  What if she could still have a sliver of a chance with Will?
I LOVED this book.  It was written very well.  There was not one dull spot in the book at all.  The book kept moving and was a delight to read.  You do learn so much about the history of the Anabaptist movement, of which I had no knowledge of at all.  This was one of my favorite parts of the book.
I give this book a 5 star rating!  Anyone who loves Amish books will LOVE this book!  This book should be required reading for ‘Amish Readers’ as it has their entire history.  So at the end, who does Ada end up with?  YOU have to read it!  
Here is a photo of the back of the book!  We don't get this very often!  Interested in purchasing this book?  Click in the upper right hand corner on the Amazon box and it will take you right there!

I received this book for “FREE” from Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley, through their Book Reviewer’s Program in exchange to read this book and write a review about it.  It is NOT required for my review I write to be either positive or negative, but, “of my own opinion.”  I was NOT provided with “ANY” monies to accept this book, “NOR” to read it, NOR were “ANY” monies given to me to write the review for this book.  All that was ‘expected’ of me was to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading it.  Again, the opinions expressed for and about this book are ‘of my own opinion’.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Enjoy this book!

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