Leslie GouldBethany House / 2018 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$11.494.5 out of 5 stars for Simple Singing #2. View reviews of this product. 18 Reviews
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Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Engagning Amish StoryJanuary 24, 2019Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Simple Singing, the second book in Leslie Gould's Sisters of Lancaster County series, is another really good Amish story.
There are some of the typical elements in an Amish romance -- a young Amish girl struggling with her feelings about more than one young man and how to make a decision that might involve her leaving the church. But this story is much more complex than that, including a story from Marie's family's past that may be of great help in her deciding what direction her future should take.
I highly recommend this engaging story to fans of great Amish fiction.
Thanks to the author and her publisher for providing a copy of A Simple Singing. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
Deborha MitchellRedding, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good read...as alwaysOctober 30, 2018Deborha MitchellRedding, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am not a lover of Amish fiction. That being said, I have to say that Leslie Gould has the knack for writing about the Amish that doesn't feel "time consuming" to me. Most authors who pen Amish stories, in my opinion, totally bore me. I am happy to say that this author has not only caught my reading interest, but helps me to envision the life of these people in a whole new light. And the covers of her books are gorgeous. This story, like others before it, is a tale of faith, love and self-discovery. I highly recommend this book and all others by this author.
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful bookOctober 14, 2018Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Courting or marrying a Mennonite when you are a baptized member of the Amish faith will get you shunned by your Amish family and friends......but Marie is thinking of doing just that. But she has conflicting feelings when a young Amish man. that she is also attracted to. returns from Florida. He is not a baptized member of the Amish church yet and he may be a bit too wild. What will Marie do? Will she follow God's will or decide for herself what God desires for her life.
This book is wonderful! It is the second book in the Sisters of Lancaster County series, but it can be read as a standalone. I didn't want to put this book down for a minute and couldn't wait to see what would take place for the beloved characters.
I am rating this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and am happy to write a review of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
nelleIowaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not the story I envisionedOctober 8, 2018nelleIowaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4There was a backstory throughout the book. I do not like backstories. I'd rather just have the story I bought.
MaryAnnORAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A story of spiritual growthSeptember 25, 2018MaryAnnORAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This second book in the Sisters of Lancaster series can certainly alone. I read the first so long ago I don't remember much of the story, but it didn't matter. Marie Bachmann is a strong character, with whom I could identify. She follows the rules and tries to keep others in line too. Yet she longs to marry Elijah, the bishop's wayward son. She plans to stay Amish, unlike her sister and some others she knows. Could her family's Mennonite farmhand, Gordon, change her mind? Marie accompanies her maiden aunt to Pinecraft, Florida, where life is more liberal than their home community in Lancaster. Gordon goes there to help in a homeless shelter, and Elijah works at a bakery there. Will the two men be in competition regarding Marie?
Music also plays a role in the story. Marie enjoys singings and is drawn to music in a way Amish should not take part. Can she reconcile the different pulls on her life and make wise choices? What is God's will for her future? Interwoven in this contemporary tale is the story of Marie's ancestors during the Civil War. We even get a glimpse of President Lincoln giving his Gettysburg Address. I enjoyed the thought-provoking novel and its insights into the past along with witnessing well-developed characters work through their struggles. I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.