An Amish Gift

An Amish Gift

Large Print - 2012
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After her husband, Shep, loses his job, Jennie Davis is grateful to be in a car en route to beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Shep has inherited a house from a distant cousin, along with the cousin's long-established bicycle shop. The move gives Jennie, Shep, and their two children a welcome chance for a fresh start. While Shep dives into his new venture at the bike shop, Jennie carefully restores their broken-down house. She loves being a stay-at-home mom but yearns to find some fulfillment outside of her family - particularly as they struggle financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship with her Amish neighbor, Mattie Fisher, who opens up about her modest way of life. Mattie's unswerving good character in the face of adversity encourages Jennie to seek practical solutions to her own difficulties. A passing remark by Jennie's son transforms desperation about their finances into inspiration, leading her to embark upon a candy-making enterprise. Soon, Jennie's newfound purpose collides with Shep's growing stress at work, and long-simmering tensions between husband and wife rise to the surface. As the holiday season approaches, their family is challenged as never before - until an unexpected visitor arrives to give Jennie the greatest gift of all
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2012, ©2012
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781611735864
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT CHR Keller, C 2012
Characteristics: 263 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jun 08, 2017

I enjoyed this book. It showed how simple life is for the Amish. We can all learn something from them. I read a lot of Amish books.

Dec 27, 2013

Gentle, slightly naive story about life in an Amish community - I kept thinking, oh, if only life's problems could all be sorted out so easily! Enjoyable holiday reading, all the same.


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