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Leah and Sadie Ebersol have made very different choices with consequences that have left them many miles apart, both physically and emotionally. Having already suffered unthinkable betrayals, Leah has accepted her life as Abram's daughter, fitting willingly and comfortably into the family and work. But an unexpected family announcement brings unimaginable joy - as well as incredible sorrow. Leah is once again caught between the yearnings of her heart and responsibility for her family.
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2004
Series: Abram's Daughters
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Abram's Daughters book 3, the sequel to the bestselling The Betrayal. This powerful family saga features four Amish courting-age sisters growing up in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, beginning in the 1940s. Life in Gobbler's Knob was all Leah Ebersol ever wanted until her older sister Sadie abandoned faith and family, leaving Leah no choice but to believe the worst, that Sadie--and her own beloved Jonas--had betrayed her. Now, two years later, Leah still misses both Sadie and Jonas keenly. Because of her sister's shunning, she cannot contact either of them but hears through the grapevine that they are married. Loyal neighbor Gid is still biding his time, but on the verge of accepting his courting invitation, tragedy befalls the Ebersols and Leah must again choose between her own happiness and her family. Mary Ruth dreams of becoming a teacher, but it has gotten pushed to the back of her thinking when a nice young Amish boy comes courting. Twin Hannah yearns for her sister to attend baptismal classes with her, but Mary Ruth is not ready to take her &supl;nal vows. How will this family in turmoil &supl;nd peace?
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MystiScarborough, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is outstanding ...June 30, 2012MystiScarborough, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beverley Lewis is an outstanding author. In this book, the third in a series of five, she tells the ongoing saga of the Ebersol family who struggle to keep their faith as an Amish of the Old Order.
The main character is a young girl named Leah Ebersol who has promised to sacrifice her life until her newborn brother and youngest sister are of courting age, so that she can raise them, as her mother asked of her, on her death bed.
Leah has 4 sisters and a brother and a very close aunt, so there are several sub-plots that all tie in together.
Even though the lives of all the Ebersol females are full of intrigue, suspense, deceit and of course romance, it is their faith in God and their love for Him that they rely on to get them through.
This book was a page-turner from the first paragraph and it was difficult to put it down for any reason.
craftymomLogansport, IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This series is very good!May 24, 2012craftymomLogansport, IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read three of the five books in this series, and each one leaves you wanting to know what will happen next, so you are eager to start the next book.
Namanorthern CaliforniaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 8, 2012Namanorthern CaliforniaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This set of books are nice, clean, interesting to read - especially if you have any interest in the Amish. They keep your interest.
GrammyFairfield, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2012GrammyFairfield, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very good book. It was good to keep following the books in this series.
fairjustmeKentuckyAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great book!February 4, 2012fairjustmeKentuckyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book and Leah's chacter is so good and real to life. She is like a real person, not a made up person in a book. She makes mistakes and lives and loves in human form but still tries to stay within the bounds of her Amish faith. About the time you think she's gonna step out of it, she slips back in just in time. I truly enjoyed reading the book and am just starting the next one in the serires.
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