Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Amish Nanny
Title: THE AMISH NANNY
Author: Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction
A cave behind a waterfall…
A dying confession…
A secret agreement
hidden for a century…
Ada Rupp is an Amish girl who knows nothing about these elements of her family’s past. Instead, she has a coveted teaching degree maybe in her grasp, and her medical condition finally managed. Ada also wants to marry Will Gundy, a widower she’s loved since they were both children. But things don’t always work out the way she wants. Instead, her teaching job is given to another woman, a woman who also seems to have Will’s heart. And Ada meets Daniel, a Mennonite scholar with a surprising request.
Daniel needs Ada’s help to save an important historical site in Switzerland from being destroyed. Now Ada, a family friend, and a young child must go to Switzerland to mend a old family rift and help preserve religious heritage.
In order to succeed, Ada and Daniel must unlock secrets from the past…
I met Ada in The Amish Midwife, and was delighted to find THE AMISH NANNY is her story. It was nice to see Ada’s come out of her shell and become a self-sufficient woman, capable of traveling overseas and thriving. THE AMISH NANNY is the second book in The Women of Lancaster County series, but it easily stands alone—though readers will want to read the first book to get the whole story about Ada.
I enjoyed reading THE AMISH NANNY and following her to Switzerland—by ship—and then struggling to decipher ancient documents, written in a language she couldn’t read or understand, to possibly find the key to unlock her family history and a modern problem tied to it. Readers of women’s fiction or lovers of Amish fiction will not want to miss this book. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $13.99. 344 pages.