Friday, July 13, 2012

Review of Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis




Living in Harmony is the first book in bestselling author Mary Ellis's New Beginnings series. It's about fresh starts and love...and how faith in God and His perfect plan for our lives provides us with the peace and joy we desire.

Amy King--young, engaged, and Amish--faces difficult challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fiancé, John Detweiler, persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who can help the women in their time of need.

John's brother Thomas and sister-in-law Sally readily open their home to the three newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment and counseling. During this time Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. She wishes to reconnect with her, but this puts a strain on her relationship with John.

Can John and Amy find a way to live in happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to one another?

My Review

Mary has done it again wrote another  5 Star Amish book that I could not put down. I felt like I was right there with the characters Living in Harmony. A tragedy....A refusal...A Shunning... What more could you want in an Amish book? You get it all in Mary's new book. I am so happy that I read this book. I LOVED IT!!!

I was given a copy of this book by Harvest House



About the Author


Mary Ellis is the author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, Sarah's Christmas Miracle, and A Marriage for Meghan. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

20 comments:

  1. I can't get enough Amish books to read . I keep them to read again later hoping i have forgotten that i have read it before Thank you Mary for your talent and keep up the great work.

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  2. Looks like I have another "Must Read" on my list, Amish fiction is by far the best reading. Your books are wonderful. Thanks for providing us with such enjoyment.

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  3. I would love to add this to my ever growing Amish books. I love to read them!

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  4. I look forward to reading this book and finding a new author.

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  5. This book sounds soo goood. I like Mary Ellis and I love Maine. Would love to win and read this one. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
    Karen
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  6. I hope I win. I am now reading my first Mary Ellis book A widow's Hope. and I'm loving every page. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

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  7. Mary, a wonderful review of Mary's new book. I love that she has put a little different spin on this new book. Can't wait to get a copy!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  8. Mary, another great review! I love Mary's books. I am a big fan of hers. This books sounds like a good read. Just the kind I like!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Great review Mary.I love Mary Ellis books.This book will definately go on my to read book list.Thanks

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  10. great review Mary,,Id like to win this one,I like Amish stories..

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    1. We have a winner! James I will mail it right out to you!

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  11. Another interesting sounding read....put my name in the pot :)

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  12. Interesting review. Would like to win this book. Love reading Mary's books.
    carolynj63@att.net
    Carolyn

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  13. I love your review Mary. You make me really want to read it. Hope I get lucky!
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  14. thanks, Mary, for reviewing Living in Harmony! and for such a lovely review! You have a lovely blog. And I truly hope you and your family are enjoying summer and beating the heat! best regards, Mary Ellis

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    1. Mary, it is hot but not as hot as the day you and I spent all day together out in the heat. I hope that you are enjoying your summer! Love ya my friend!

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  15. Definitely another great book I'm sure. Gotta put it on my list of to-read. Hoping you are enjoying your summer!

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  16. Great review of this new books that sounds very interesting! I would love to win a copy to read!

    Thanks!

    Sheri

    hspruitt{at}frontiernet[doT]net

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  17. I have read every Mary Ellis book I can get my hands on. She is a great author and I am looking forward to reading this latest book.

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