Rachel Miller’s parents are Mennonite missionaries who left the Amish church before Rachel was born. Now Rachel wants to become Amish. She likes their quiet, unhurried way of life, and when she spends summers and goes to church with her Amish grandparents, Ellie and David Eash, she feels like she belongs. When she starts to attend Amish youth singings and begins to court a young Amish man, she realizes that she will have to choose. Should Rachel listen to her siblings and friends, who make fun of her and think she should drop her dream of becoming Amish once and for all? Or should she follow her desire to become Amish, which is starting to feel a lot like God’s will? Ages 10 and up.
Book 3 of the Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga series. Ages 10 and up.
The ten books of the Ellie’s People series, beloved classics among young and old readers in Amish and Mennonite communities, are now available for today’s reader. Author Mary Christner Borntrager grew up Amish and based her novels on events in her Amish childhood. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series will love learning to know spunky Ellie and her friends and family.