A Bond Never Broken, Daughters of Amana Series #3   -     By: Judith Miller
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A Bond Never Broken, Daughters of Amana Series #3

Bethany House / 2011 / Paperback

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For many years, Ilsa Redlich has helped her parents run a hotel in South Amana, but as the United States enters the Great War, she can feel her world changing. The residents of the towns surrounding the Amana Colonies used to be accepting of their quiet, peaceful neighbors, but with anti-German sentiment running high, the Amana villages are now plagued by vandalism, threats, and insults. Things get even worse when Ilsa finds out her family won't be allowed to speak German in public-and that Garon, the childhood friend she's long been smitten with, has decided to join the army.

Jutta Schmidt is shocked when several members of the Council of National Defense show up on her family's doorstep. Sure, the Schmidts once lived in the Amana Colonies, but that was years ago. She's even more surprised when the council demands that she travel to Amana and report back on any un-American activities. Not daring to disobey the government agents, Jutta takes a job at the South Amana hotel, befriends the daughter of the owners, and begins to eavesdrop every chance she gets.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764206443
ISBN-13: 9780764206443
Availability: In Stock
Series: Daughters of Amana

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For many years, Ilsa Redlich has helped her parents run a hotel in South Amana, but as the United States enters the Great War, she can feel her world changing. The residents of the towns surrounding the Amana Colonies used to be accepting of their quiet, peaceful neighbors, but with anti-German sentiment running high, the Amana villages are now plagued by vandalism, threats, and insults. Things get even worse when Ilsa finds out her family won't be allowed to speak German in public--and that Garon, the childhood friend she's long been smitten with, has decided to join the army.

Jutta Schmidt is shocked when several members of the Council of National Defense show up on her family's doorstep. Sure, the Schmidts once lived in the Amana Colonies, but that was years ago. She's even more surprised when the council demands that she travel to Amana and report back on any un-American activities. Not daring to disobey the government agents, Jutta takes a job at the South Amana hotel, befriends the daughter of the owners, and begins to eavesdrop every chance she gets.

When Jutta hears Ilsa making antiwar remarks and observes Garon assisting a suspicious outsider, she is torn at the prospect of betraying her new friends. But what choice does she have? And when Garon is accused of something far worse than Jutta could imagine, can the Amana community come to his aid in time?

Author Bio

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

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  1. Dottie
    Cleveland , Tx
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This product is very informative
    April 20, 2011
    Dottie
    Cleveland , Tx
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was so interesting and intriguing I could hardly put it down. I felt I was seeing it as a movie and hated for it to end. Judith Miller is a wonderful writter.
  2. kcjeanette
    Columbus, MS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    WOW! what a book!
    April 18, 2011
    kcjeanette
    Columbus, MS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is book #3 of the Amana series and I have to say I think the very best so far! I was hooked from page 1 & never wanted to it to end. My heart broke for Jutta and her family I just wanted to reach out & take them in. Even if you have not read books 1 & 2 you will not be lost but this is SUCH a great set of stories so do yourself the favor and read all sometime to learn about this wonderful place called Amana, located in Iowa. Job well done Judith Miller! Kansas girls rock!!
  3. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Absolutely fascinating and intriguing
    April 18, 2011
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love the unusual setting and Miller set the stage with such rich details that after reading this book I feel like I am an expert on the Amana Colonies even though I'd never heard of them before! In fact, I became so immersed that I felt like I had slipped back in time and it was jarring to 'come to' when my own life got in the way of my reading pleasure. I've spent the last two days saying "Ja" and "Gut" in conversations with the patrons at the library where I work and they are all giving me odd looks now. A teacher I've known for three years actually said, "I didn't know that you were German." LOL. I had to explain my linguistic lapses to her and now she wants to the read the book too!

    Miller opens with a series of emotional punches that left me reeling . In fact, I was enraged before long. Fuming and stewing and all but cursing in parts. Yes I know this is make believe but the author has based her fiction on fact and knowing that this type of thing was an all too common occurrence during the Great War made my blood boil. And we didn't learn from our mistakes for they were repeated during World War II. I guess there will always be mean-spirited people who will leap at the chance to bully whenever it presents itself. What am I talking about you ask? You'll just have to read A Bond Never Broken to find out. It's an amazing story that you don't want to miss.
  4. maggie
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 16, 2011
    maggie
    Pa.
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    enjoyed the book alot finished in four days gave it to my sister to read she has the rest of the series
  5. making magick
    Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GREAT SERIES AND THE AMANA'S ARE GREAT!!!!!
    April 9, 2011
    making magick
    Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was so thrilled to start this series and couldnt wait for each one to come out. I am very partial to the Amana's. My parents took us there twice each year to eat and they have some of the finest eating establishmets I have ever been too. And when I got married, my honeymoon was spent in the Amana's as my hubby couldnt get many days off. It is so romantic there. I loved reading about how the Amana's came to be from the very beginning. I did not know they had kitchens where they all went to eat at and did not know of the nitely prayer meetings. I just loved this book and the subject of wartime was really interesting and I bet things like that truly happened, as well. I love the characters and reading all the traditions of Christmas. Its a WINNER!!!!!
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