Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Amish Bride Review

Bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Bride, Book 3 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love.
Ella Bayer and Ezra Gundy are in love and hope to marry someday, but she is a young Mennonite woman while he is an Amish man. Though both Plain, one of them will have to forsake what they believe to embrace another way of life.
Hoping some distance will cool the relationship, Ezra's family sends him to work at an Amish dairy farm in Indiana. But Ella disregards what her family wants and follows Ezra. In short order she finds a place to live, a job in a bakery, and an unexpected but budding friendship with a handsome Amish farmhand, Luke. When a family tragedy forces Ella back to Pennsylvania, she must face all she's been running away from. And once she has made peace with those around her, she has an important decision to make: Whose Amish bride will she become--Ezra's or Luke's?
Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books (more than 450,000 copies sold), which include A Pocket Guide to Amish Life, Shadows of Lancaster County, Whispers of the Bayou, and The Amish Midwife. In addition, Mindy is a popular inspirational speaker and playwright. Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including Beyond the Blue and Garden of Dreams. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.
 I really liked book number three in The Women of Lancaster County. The Amish Bride was a very fun read. I loved Ella and her story. If you have read the first two in this series you are going to like this story of redemption. This book did have an unexpected ending. I did not see it coming, but I really did like it.You don't have to read the first two books in the series but it would be best to so that you can follow the characters better. I gave this book 4 stars.


  1. I have read the first two books in this series and I am looking forward to reading The Amish Bride. Thanks Mary for your review. I need to know what the unexpected ending is!


  2. I love Mindy Starns Clark books! I NEED a copy of this one. Thanks for the great review, Mary!

  3. Wow! you did it again,,great review...keepem comming Mary....

  4. Again enjoyed your review Mary. Would love to read it. Maxie ( )

  5. I would love to win this book.

  6. I would so love to win this book!
    I am a devoted Amish book fan..
    Cheryl B

  7. I have the first two books in this series and would love to win this one!!!!!!! Thank you!

  8. My kind of book.I just love amish books.I have read the other two and there great.Can't wait to read this one.Thanks

  9. Mary....a great review....and making us want to read the book even more with the surprise ending! Being that we lived near Lancaster County and often's almost like a little piece of our lives in this book. I so enjoy these types of books!!