Jake Miller has been asked to help the town's blacksmith's niece get reacquainted with the people of Lancaster County. Even though he isn't overly excited about this task, he was just hired as the blacksmith's apprentice and feels obligated to fulfill the request. However, h... Read More
The young woman moved away six years ago to escape the memories of her mother's tragic death, but now that she's returned, she doesn't know anyone in town. Jake used to avoid her, but now he is drawing closer to the girl than ever before. But will her brokenness prevent her from loving again?
Page Count: 352
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
- UPC: 9780736957366
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 334
- Publish Date: Aug 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0736957367
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- The Amish Blacksmith Great Stand Alone by Robin on 8/27/2014
Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner
Book Summary: New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger’s innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla’s mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla’s grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County. Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake’s boss is Priscilla’s uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla. Jake then determines to prove to her that it’s not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.
Review: Enjoyed the majority of the book. I liked Jake and Priscilla, was never sold on Amanda. I did like all the secondary characters like Amos, Owen and the Kinsinger family along with the Miller family. Great sequel and yet a good stand alone book. The thing that I found slow was toward the end. A lot happened yet it seemed to move slower than the beginning and middle. Great ending with believable events throughout. Enjoyed the real faith that was included and scripture use. That was real nice to see slipped in the story with sincere warmth for the scripture picked and used.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Harvest House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
- Visiting Amish Country by Maureen on 8/1/2014
I loved The Amish Blacksmith, I don’t know much about horses, but I really came to appreciate these magnificent creatures of God. I loved some of the in-depth descriptions of the different breeds, which I never knew. I also learned about the feelings, just like I’ve seen in my dogs.
As the back of the book describes some of what you are going to read in this book, we see a lot of this through the eyes of Jake Miller, the young blacksmith apprentice. He knew Priscilla as a little girl, and found her charming, but he knew of the terrible tragedy that happened when she lost her parents.
Now Priscilla is back for a visit, she has a serious decision to make, and will as she states be returning to Indiana. You can feel an attraction between Jake and Priscilla, but then there is Amanda whom Jake is courting. These are very different relationships, and Jake’s boss and Priscilla’s Uncle has asked him to help his niece by introducing her around in their community,
There are some heart wrenching discoveries that happen in this story, and made me just keep turning the pages. I loved visiting this Amish Community, and spending time with these people. I even enjoyed the visit into the English area, even if they were wealthy, though that made it even more interesting.
Above all even with adversity and not knowing you were hiding a lot of pain, they put their trust and faith in God to lead their lives. A really great read, from beginning to end.
I received this book through Net Galley Reader Program and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.