Monday, August 1, 2011
Hannah's Daughters Series - Emma Miller
Book 1: Courting Ruth
Amish widow Hannah Yoder prays her daughters will each find a husband someday. Still, sensible Ruth believes it's God's will that she stay home and help care for her younger sisters. but when a handsome young man comes to Kent County, Ruth starts to rethink her plans. Not yet part of the church, Eli Lapp is allowed to run wild. Yet something in Ruth's sweet smile and gentle manner makes him yearn to settle down--with her at his side. Can Eli convince her that their lives should be entwined together on God's path?
Book 2: Miriam's Heart
Miriam Yoder always thought she'd marry Charley Byler. Steady, dependable Charley, who grew up on the neighboring farm, and has been sweet on her since they were young. But then local veterinarian John Hartman catches Miriam's eye. He's handsome, charming, cares for animals--and is not Plain. While Miriam is known as the "wild" Yoder sister, she is still expected to marry a good Amish man. But what if it's God's plan to match her with John? Miriam must listen to her heart to truly know which man will claim her love and her future.
Book 3:Anna's Gift
Anna Yoder feels that she is the ugly one in her family. With her beautiful thin sisters around her, Anna compares her large plain self to them. She was teased about her weight as a child and now at age twenty-one, she knows she may never be loved. She has secretly admired Samuel Mast from far back already. He seems to be courting her Mam and she cannot imagine him being her step-father. On the other hand she knows such a handsome man would never look her way.
Samuel has waited for two years until Anna turned twenty-one and so he would have the courage to ask to court her. He sees her inner beauty and believes this is the woman the Lord has given him. They are both Amish and carry the same beliefs. He has five children though and he wants a wife who will love them as her own. Little Mae has been with his sister since she was only a few months old. When Freida died he could not take care of the babe. Now that she is with him she sees him as a stranger.
Anna quickly falls in love with Samuel s girls but the boys are mean and don't want their dad to marry her. Anna does not want to marry without love but she don't know if there will another chance for her. With her cousin whispering things like how could he care for her and how she's only needed for her household skills, Anna's decision becomes harder.
When her Grossmama and Aunt Jezebel come to live at their home it adds more tension as her Grossmama seems to dislike her mam and is mean to her. When all is said and done, can Anna ever see herself through the eyes of someone who loves her or will the reflection in her mind keep her from finding happiness?
**Received through NetGalley for review
Book 4: Leah's Choice
With dreams of marrying an Old Order Amish man, Leah Yoder plans on raising children in the peaceful Delaware community. But when Mennonite missionary Daniel Brown arrives to share his story with their church, Leah is fascinated by him. She spends time with Daniel in a forbidden courtship to learn how she truly feels about him. Before long, Leah has a choice to make. Should she stay with her community...or leave with the man she believes God has placed in her life's path?
Book 5: Redeeming Grace
With nowhere to turn, penniless widow Grace Yoder travels with her young son to the Amish community of Seven Poplars. She hopes to reunite with the Plain father she never knew—and become part of the community. Though her father is deceased, his new family still welcomes her. Grace is overcome with gratitude. But when handsome family friend and Mennonite John Hartman offers her a job in his veterinarian office, Grace discovers a beautiful bridge between the two worlds. And prays John will ask her to stay by his side.
Book 6: Johanna's Bridegroom
Will You Marry Me?
Bold widow Johanna Yoder stuns Roland Byler when she asks him to be her husband. To Johanna, it seems very sensible that they marry. She has two children, he has a son. Why shouldn't their families become one? But the widower has never forgotten his long-ago love for her; it was his foolish mistake that split them apart. This could be a fresh start for both of them. Until she reveals she wants a marriage of convenience only. It's up to Roland to woo the stubborn Johanna and convince her to accept him as her groom in her home and in her heart.