The Amish Bride (The Women of Lancaster County)
Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould
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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?
seemed to have a knack for languages—but I hesitated to speak it because I was sure I was getting it wrong. The thing was, Mom never spoke it at home, not even when I was little. Because my father hadn’t grown up Plain, he didn’t know the language at all, and Mom said she didn’t want to teach me something he couldn’t understand and had no reason to learn. Given that I was just three years old when he left us, it seemed a little silly for her to have persisted with that notion even after he was
could tell something was troubling him. “Give me a minute, would you?” I called to him, though I consciously kept my voice kind. In the past I’d been a bit of a brat, but lately I’d really been working on being nice to everyone, even my little brother. Make that younger brother, by three years. I still couldn’t get over the fact that he was now taller than me. In spite of my effort, a hurt expression passed over Zed’s face, and he stepped back inside and shut the door. I felt a twinge of
when she didn’t, I said, “What about her?” “Oh, she comes in here every day, just like clockwork. I think she’s lonely.” Kendra smiled. “Not that I’m not happy for her business and her friendship. She’s a great gal. I just think she’s a little lost with her husband leaving the way he did.” Kendra started for the kitchen. “I can’t imagine…” I finished with the ketchup and moved on to the salt and pepper shakers, thinking about Penny. I couldn’t fathom living alone like that, cooking by myself,
in the morning. No surprise. He didn’t text me back. Eddie loved the Dutch babies, and I was pretty sure Luke did too, although he didn’t say much. Rosalee had fixed herself a bowl of oatmeal and gone to the bakery early to get the bread started. Millie was going to work the counter while I finished cleaning up after breakfast. I’d take my turn in the bakery later. I dried the last plate and put it away and then washed out the sinks, wiped down the counters, and rinsed the dishcloth. I was
She smiled a little. “No, I told you to. I expected it.” Relieved, I continued, “I think Sarah must have made it.” I opened it as I spoke. “It has many of the same symbols as in her book, plus more, but these don’t seem to be tied to recipes.” I held up a stack of cards, showing the willow tree on top. “Do you remember these?” She shook her head. “But that’s the willow in the field.” I nodded but was disappointed that she didn’t remember the cards or if they were part of a game. I put the