This is the first book written by Martha Bolton that I have read but I definitely intend to read more. Can you imagine an Amish man running for President let alone winning? Why, thats against the very rules they live by! And, if an Amish man were to be President, how in the world would he maintain his Amish life in the White House?
This story was amusing, had me laughing at times, and was also sad. It all began when a Congressman ran his car into a ditch in Pennsylvania and Josiah gave him a hand.
Youll want to pick up a copy and read all about this Presidential race and the Amish man thats running! How did his name even get on the ballot?
Quite an interesting concept a devout Amish man for President, a man who is convinced that God is leading him to seek the highest office in the land, even though running for the office is in direct opposition to their rule book. What would cause an Amish man to consider running for the office of President when many of them never get involved even in local politics? Considering the vast differences between living in the Amish world and living in Washington, D.C., what compromises would an Amish man have to make to move into the White House? Probably the biggest question of all for me is whether or not there is the slightest possibility we could ever elect such a man as our President. That would certainly shake things up if something like this would play out in real life. The author has mixed equal parts of seriousness and levity to keep the book entertaining. I recommend it for all who love a good story.
I loved this book! Author Martha Bolton kept me page turning as fast as my eyes could read. She hit the nail on the head for a delightful entertaining wishful thinking read!
Was it a coincidence that Mark Stedman had veered off course due to his GPS system and an accident landing him smack dab into Amish territory where he had his first encounter with Josiah Stoltzfus? I think not! God does work in mysterious ways.
The way the characters of Josiah and Mark handled the stress of campaigning and mudslinging from their opponents' was refreshing to say the least.
I started wondering what would happen if we had a Josiah/Mark team running for President/Vice President in our Country. What a fascinating run that would be!
Thank you author Martha Bolton for a wonderful thought provoking read!
I can't wait to see the Musical Josiah for President this summer at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana. I know it is going to be GREAT!
What if an Amish man could be convinced to run for president? That's the question Martha Bolton addresses in her latest book, JOSIAH FOR PRESIDENT. The result is a fun, funny tale that had me laughing many times, and turning pages as quickly as I could to see what happened next.
Congressman Mark Stedman pulls out of his bed for the White House when his standing in the polls flags. But then a random (maybe?) mishap leave him stranded in Pennsylvania Amish country. There he meets Josiah Stolzfus, a Plain man of integrity and wit. Before long, Mark comes to believe that Josiah is exactly what this country needs - and he signs him up as a write-in candidate for president!
Though Martha Bolton has written over 40 books, this is her first novel, and I think it's a terrific debut. Mark is a realistic character, and though I have no personal experience with politics, he resonated with me. I LOVE his arguments with the Lady of the Dashboard (his GPS). And yet, Bolton gives us an insider's view to political campaining that left me wondering if perhaps she'd run for office herself sometime.
The timing couldn't be more appropriate, with the US Presidential election going on right now. Don't think this is a "statement" book, though. It's just a fun story with a timely setting and theme. And since Bolton is a professional comedian, she pulls off the humor masterfully!