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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: New Beginnings
Love Comes to Paradise is the second book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh starts and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.
Nora King believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can’t seem to capture Elam’s Englisch-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries.
And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needsa lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam’s interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam’s thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?
Wow, does Mary Ellis deliver again! I completely fell in love with Amy, Nora’s sister in Living in Harmony and never thought I could enjoy getting to know Nora the same way in Love Comes to ParadiseI was wrong. Ms. Ellis has a way of turning words on a page into real life, living breathing people who I want to not only know, but become lifelong friends with. She truly has a gift of weaving spiritual truths into a great story that already has many surprises, twists and turns, and secrets.
Mary Ellis does a fantastic job of making the reader care about the people of Paradise.”
Michelle Durben, DestinationAmish.com
Love Comes to Paradise is a wonderfully complex, yet refreshingly simple story of work, love, friendship, and faith among realistic Amish characters who struggle with genuine issues. In short, it's a perfect Mary Ellis novel: well-plotted, beautifully written, and positive without being saccharine. If you already love Amish fiction, this new novel will delight you. If you're a newcomer to the genre, the New Beginnings series is a great place to start.”
Mary K. Johnson
Love Comes to Paradise is an enjoyable tale of a rocky road to maturity and accepting God’s grace.”
I recommend this book to everyone. Mary is a wonderful Christian writer and I love her writing.”
As usual when I read a novel by Mary Ellis, I laughed and cried the whole way through. Ellis is a skilled storyteller and I like how she has researched different Amish in different areas. Best of all are the charactersrealistic and funny. Well done!"
CarrottopAvondale Az.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!September 13, 2015CarrottopAvondale Az.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I couldn't put it down and love all the Amish books.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Past hurts, future hope--Amish love storyMarch 17, 2014MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Nora King, whom we met in the first New Beginnings book (Living in Harmony), has followed wild Elam Detweiler to Missouri. She finds the friendly Amish community a refreshing environment after the harsh Maine situation. She rooms with her sister's sister-in-law, Emily, and works in Emily's bakery. Nora also finds a new friend, Violet, who happens to be the minister's daughter.
Nora realizes her Amish faith and life is important to her and she doesn't want to stray, while Elam seems to be pushing to cut those ties. When another suitor appears, Nora feels at first feels torn between the two men. One treats her with kindness and respect, while the other foolishly pressures her to ignore her values. Will her reputation be ruined or will she find the match God intends for her?
As in the first book in the series, the theme of healing of past hurts and the opportunity to start over offers readers the chance to consider how to apply these lessons in their own lives. Trust also plays a vital role. I appreciate novels that make me think and grow.
Recipes in the back add an unexpected treat.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Didn't want to stop reading!May 26, 2013Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! Mary Ellis knocked one out of the park with this book! I could hardly put it down. Good thing it has just been a relaxing day around my house...perfect for reading. Love Comes to Paradise is the second book in the New Beginnings series. I absolutely recommend this book for fans of Christian and Amish fiction. It was full of interesting characters, decisions to be made, catastrophe and love.
Nora moves to Paradise to follow Elam Detweiler, who continues to straddle the fence between the Amish world and the Englisch world. Back in Harmony, Maine, Nora was intrigued with Elam. However, his antics in Paradise are making Nora question whether she loves him. And into the story walks Lewis Miller, who himself has followed the woman he loves to Paradise...and that woman is Nora. They met in Maine and Lewis is determined to marry Nora. Nora has some big decisions to make in the book and the story is highly enjoyable. I am really looking forward to reading the third book in the series.
Donna NewlenStaunton, VaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 14, 2013Donna NewlenStaunton, VaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this series very much and would recommend them
to anyone. Thank you for carrying such good books. I am really "hooked" on the Amish books.
Thank You, Donna Newlen
PatsdreamHuntsville, ALAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Love Comes to Paradise by Mary EllisApril 6, 2013PatsdreamHuntsville, ALAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is book 2 but you can read it as a stand-alone. Nora follows the young man (that she thinks she is in love with) to Paradise, MO. Once she gets she mets Lewis. What's a girl to do? Two young men vying for her attention. Nora grows up a lot, learns to place more faith in God, has to make decisions as a young woman. You will love the people and feel like they are your friends. Mary shows a young girl growing into a mature young lady with the help of friends, love and faith. Mary shows the faith but not in a preachy way. She shows the natural progression of an immature young lady becoming a mature young woman through love and faith. A very good book and can't wait for another new book by Mary Ellis.