Monday, July 18, 2011

The Amish Nanny



A cave behind a waterfall...a dying confession...a secret agreement hidden for a century...

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows nothing of these elements of her family's past. In stead, her eyes are fixed firmly on the future for the first time in her life. Now that a serious medical issue is behind her, Ada is eager to pursue her God-given gifts of teaching and her dream of marrying Will Gundy, a handsome widower she's loved since she was a child. But when both desires meet with unexpected obstacles, Ada's fragile heart grows heavy with sorrow.

Then she meets Daniel, an attractive Mennonite scholar with a surprising request. He needs help to save an important historic site from being destroyed. Now Ada, a family friend, and a young child must head to Switzerland to mend an old family rift and help preserve her religious heritage.

In order to succeed in saving the site, Ada and Daniel must unlock secrets from the past. But do they also have a future together -- or will Ada's heart forever belong to Will, the only man she's ever really wanted?

A fascinating tale of a young woman's journey -- to Switzerland, to faith and finally to love.

My Review:

I have anxiously awaited the release of this second in The Women of Lancaster County series and gobbled it up in a weekend. You don't need to have read the first book,The Amish Midwife, to enjoy this one, though you will get  a thrill over attending Lexie and James' wedding! But if you don't know Lexie and James, you'll still enjoy the wedding and the wonderful cast of characters we first met in Midwife.

Clark and Gould are back with another intriguing tale that is filled with precarious twists and turns as Ada and company race to solve a family mystery. Love the fact that they travel to Switzerland -- it's such a fresh approach in Amish fiction.

This is definitely a self-discovery kind of tale -- as well as one steeped in relationships that are rich in both their complexity and their inspiration. This is the kind of story you lose yourself in and I spent a very enjoyable (and sweltering) Sunday afternoon plunked in front of the fan trying to stay cool and keep my mind off the intense humidity! Nothing like traveling to the Swiss Alps for a change of scenery (and temperature!)

A definite must read if you love Amish fiction (and even if you don't -- it might just convert you.)


If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, leave a comment below. If Blogger isn't playing nice and won't let you, drop me an email at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca and let me know you are interested in having your name added to the draw. It will be held on Sunday July 24. Open internationally.


  1. I would love to win this book! I have been wanting to read 'The Amish Nanny' since finishing 'The Amish Midwife'. Please enter me in this giveaway.

    lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Consider yourself entered, Megan. Wasn't The Amish Nanny goo?! And that is such an understatement!!!!! Good luck!

  3. I bought the first book thanks to your very positive review. I loved it. I want to read this one so badly.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  4. Oooohhhh -- glad I was an influence for good, Michelle! LOL.

  5. I would love to be entered! I read the first book in the series and loved it:) Great cast of characters. And I can't wait to read about the wedding either:D Thanks!


  6. Oh lucky you, Charity -- you still get to anticipate the wedding! Good luck!