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  1. First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice - eBookeBOOK
    First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice - eBook
    Sarah Price
    Realms / 2014 / ePub
    $9.69 Retail: $14.99 Save 35% ($5.30)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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  1. wfnren
    St Cloud, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved this book
    September 17, 2014
    wfnren
    St Cloud, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1.
    I must say that this was a wonderful story and the way Sarah tells it is really amazing. You will feel as if you are right there with the Blank family. Sarah made me stop and think about how many times I have had to change my opinion of someone after a first impression. As I get older I like to think that I have changed and try to give a person a chance before forming my opinion. Keep in mind that it works both ways on forming opinions, it isn't always thinking bad about someone and having to change your mind but beware of people you think will be trustworthy but turn out to be just the opposite.

    I would recommend "First Impressions" to anyone that likes Amish stories, stories of faith and if you liked "Pride and Prejudice". The second book in the series, "The Matchmaker" will be out February, 3, 2015 and I'm anxiously waiting for it.
  2. DonnasBookshelf
    Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You wont want to put this book down until you get to the end and the exciting conclusion.
    September 16, 2014
    DonnasBookshelf
    Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1.
    An Amish tale of Pride and Prejudice

    Honestly, when you begin reading, this story doesnt grab you it seems refreshingly normal however, its anything BUT normal

    Sarah begins this story by describing the sunset and the peaceful surroundings on the farm. I could hear the robins, see the cows, chickens, a rooster, and the barefoot young girl wearing a prayer kapp, walking to the mailbox to find a letter the family has been waiting for

    Somehow I didnt expect the mother to be so impatient, so scheming, so nervous, yet so demanding! She gives a delightful bite to the story!

    The relationship between Lizzie and her mother is somewhat strained and uncomfortable, but this doesnt bother Lizzie much, since she spends most of her time outside, helping her father.

    until her mother decides that its time for Lizzie to marry a distant cousin and move away to Ohio! When Lizzie tries to refuse, her mother says shell shun her if she refuses him!

    I didnt really catch the connection to Pride and Prejudice until the end, but it is truly a great description for the characters in this story the trouble is figuring out which are more prideful and which are more prejudiced!

    Sarah weaves an intriguing story line. I was soon caught up in the story because the characters are so true to life it was easy to see and hear Lizzie and her family as they find encouragement in their new neighbors and when their hopes are dashed.

    You wont want to put this book down until you get to the end and the exciting conclusion.
  3. Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lessons on Pride and Prejudice
    September 1, 2014
    Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1.
    I have seen Sarah Price's name as an author of Amish books for some time but had just never gotten around to trying one of her stories until now. After finishing First Impressions, I'm really glad I gave her a try!

    One of the things I enjoy about reading from a variety of authors is the different voices and twists they take on the same genre. Sarah's style in this book is a little different from any other Amish fiction I've read, and I enjoyed the difference. Her characters were fun to get to know. Watching them -- especially Lizzie -- struggle and grow through the lessons life throws at them kept me thoroughly engaged in the story. At different times throughout the story, I was drawn into a variety of feelings and emotions -- from heartbreak and aggravation to joy and tenderness, with some subtle humor thrown in for good measure.

    Although I have to admit that I have never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, from what I do know of the story, First Impressions is a very nice retelling. I would think that crafting a story that deals with differences in social classes among the Amish would be quite a challenge, a challenge that Sarah successfully met.

    I would definitely recommend First Impressions to fans of Amish fiction. Fans of Jane Austen who do not normally read Amish fiction might also enjoy re-reading the story in a new setting.

    Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  4. MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Making Snap Decisions
    July 23, 2014
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1.
    I loved First Impressions, and am very guilty of this sin, and have regretted it a number of times. I have told others that I am quick to judge, and then silently regret my impression, and was told I am not alone.

    Yes this story is about the decision to judge, and very quickly at that, which I guess I do too. The first time you meet someone, and ah how wrong you can be, and that is exactly what Elizabeth Lizzie Blank does when Frederick Detweiler comes to Lancaster Amish Community. Lizzies Mother has five daughters and is anxious to have them married of, what a desire for a mother. She doesnt seem to care who they marry, of course they must be Amish, but age, looks, and jobs have nothing to do with it. Thank goodness her Dad is a smart and wonderful man, and in this patriarchal society is the final word.

    This is a very interesting story and you never see where help is coming from, and was thoroughly surprised. You will love this book, it keeps you hopping and your heart will break and heal. The story is based on the original Pride and Prejudice, and now that is in my to be read pile, TBR. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did, and I cant wait for the next book in this series.

    I received this book from the Publisher Realms and the Author Sarah Price and was not required to give a positive review.
  5. JCMorrows
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A story well worth reading!
    July 18, 2014
    JCMorrows
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1.
    OK. I'll admit it. I almost put this book down and I might not have even picked it back up - had it not been for mom.

    She picked it up and would not give it back until she finished it.

    Then she handed it to me and told me I had to read it! So of course I did!

    And yes_ it may have a bit of a slow start but give it a chance. It won't take any time until you are pulled right in to the story.

    And WHAT a story!

    I never could have expected such a powerful story with so many little surprises and some absolutely priceless laugh-out-loud moments.

    Realms was a genius to snap up Sarah Price when they had the chance!

    This series is going to be amazing - I can tell!

    And while I've never been much of a fan of the original stories by Jane Austin, I can tell I'm going to LOVE these! But then_ the Amish aspect brings so much to it and Sarah's writing is positively wonderful!

    Whether you enjoy Amish fiction or not, if you enjoy a good romance with fun quirky characters and a solid moral - you will LOVE this book!

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
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