Rebecca Eash is just as spirited as her mother Ellie, who readers grew to love in Book 1 of Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga. Becky works for another Amish family and spends time with her Mennonite friend, Susan Miller. Her gentle days in the 1950s are filled with laundry and canning, barn-raisings, a taffy pull, and quilting bees. But as Susan’s brother, James, shows an interest in Becky and their relationship deepens, she becomes embroiled in conflict with her parents, Ellie and David, and the deacon, who don’t want to her to marry a Mennonite boy. When James joins the Amish church and they begin planning for their future, everything appears to be working out after all. But then James has a dream from God that he can’t ignore, and Becky is faced with the most difficult decision of her life.
Book 2 of the Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga series. Ages 10 and up.
Read the Amish novels that Amish people themselves read. Long before Beverly Lewis wrote The Shunningthe Ellie’s People series was beloved by young and old readers in Amish and Mennonite communities. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series will love learning to know the spunky heroines and old-fashioned communities of the Ellie’s People series.
<p>“The authentic series has much to offer readers about the ups and downs of growing up plain. A great choice for a family read-aloud.”</p> ~Suzanne Woods Fisher, Reviews