Review of A Widow’s Hope by Mary Ellis

Posted 20 February, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon brother–in–law finds just about everything about Hannah vexing. When his widower brother shows interest in the young and beautiful widow, the deacon turns to prayer for guidance.

Hannah thought she could never love again, until she meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller’s only interest is in Hannah’s sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and slow to recognize his daughter’s need for a new mother. Yet God offers Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his heart again…and love.

About the Author:
Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish Community, Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmers’ markets and woodworking fairs. She and her husband now live in Medina County, close to the largest population of Amish in the country. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, meet Amish families, and enjoy a simple way of life.

My Review:
Another wonderful Amish story to add to the many, many, many Amish novels that I have read. This is book 1 in Mary Ellis’ Amish series, The Miller Family series, and I am so glad that I had the chance to review this tender story of love, forgiveness, family and heartache.

When I think of the Amish, I automatically think of the easy life they have, but in reality, they have struggles too. Many of the same struggles that we Englishers often have, and one of them being the death of a husband or a wife. In A Widow’s Hope, that is exactly what Hannah is dealing with: the death of her husband, and the hope to love again. When another Amish widower enters the picture, it is a story that will make you laugh, cry and settle right in with all the wonderful characters.

I give this book a 5 star rating and high recommendations. I am looking forward to reading and reviewing book 2 in this series, Never Far From Home. If you like Amish and you love God, grab a copy of this book by a wonderfully talented author and experience a lightening of the heart through this simple easy read of Amish life.

You can purchase your copy of A Widow’s Hope here.
*This book was provided for review by Harvest House Publishers*

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