Great book! Beverly Lewis is good reading. I think I've read all her books and none of them disappoint. I love learning how the Amish live and about their culture. But the people are what pull you in, Great stories! I love this series and it's the ones that got me started on all her other books.
The books are hard to read because you want things to happen & it seems like everyone is making the wrong choices. The thing about this series is that it teaches you that sometimes when you have to make hard choices in life God will always look out for you. Some times you have to give up things for God & love, but God is always there to give you something better. If you still have not read them all you have to read them all to the end. You will be happy you did...(
I have read eight to the authors other books and have enjoyed each on. I have not yet read this one but i have 2 copies. My sister in law sent me one than I forgot and ordered one off of Crossings so I am putting one on here so that others may enjoy her books.
Ruth B. (rib) reviewed The Englisher (Annie's People, Bk 2) on
Second in the triology Annie's People.
It's odd, but nearly the minute I had promised my preacher father I would turn my back on my artistic passions for a full six months, right then, all kinds of new temptations popped into my head like never before. I find myself tracing a design with my finger on my dress or squinting and eyeing the shape of the cast iron bell Mamm rings for supper. It's as if the drive to create cannot be squelched, neither from within nor without. But I hope, for the good of my word and for the good of my family, I can suppress it long enough to join the church. By then, surely I will have learned to obey. Without Lou's loving support, though, I can't imagine succeeding.
Nearly as strong as the tug to express myself on paper or canvas is my eagerness to see Ben Martin again. This befuddles me. An Englischer? Just as I am free of Rudy Esh, in every way, I am determined to forget about this boy who can be nothing but trouble to my goal of joining church....
Annie Zook struggles to keep her promises to her preacher father to abandon her art and prove her worthiness to join the church. At the same time she is dangerously close to succumbing to another forbidden desire a handsome Englisher whose interest in her is more than mere curiosity. Yet Ben Martin has sevrets of his own.......
Second in the Annie's People series and just as good as the first...Annie is trying to keep her promise to her Father so that she can join the Church but a handsome Englisher gets in the way.....
Another great read from Beverly Lewis...Wonderful!!!!!
This 2nd installment of Annie's People weaves the tales of the main characters throughout the novel. One supresses her desire to paint images, two others look for solice among the people, while another believes a lie. I believe it is an excellent mystery novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, however, it left me pining for more. It took me away and then left me there!
Annie Zook struggles to keep her promise to her preacher father to abandon her art and prove her worthiness to "join church." At the same time she is dangerously close to succumbing to another forbidden desire-a relationship with the handsone Englisher whose interest in her is more than mere curiosity. Yet Ben Martin has secrets of his own. A FABULOUS READ!
The continuing story of Annie Zook as she struggles to keep her promise to her father to prepare for baptism. Nothing prepares her though for the internal struggle that her promise causes her or the new challenge when she meets Ben Martin - the Englisher.
Also contains several very interesting and compelling side stories of Annie's friends and the challenges and struggles that they encounter.
Annie Zook struggles to keep her promise to her preacher father to abandon her art and prove her worthiness to "join church". At the same time she is dangerously close to succumbing to another forbidden desire-a relatiionship with the handsome Englisher whose interest in her is more than mere curiosity. Yet Ben Martin has secrets of his own... Another great book of Beverely Lewis...
Heidi B. reviewed The Englisher (Annie's People, Bk 2) on
A wonderful good sequel to the Peacher's Daughter. I was hoping this would wrap up the mysteries and end the series, but Beverly was able to stretch the tale into three books so this is book 2. Annie's character development is good and the character of Zeke is intriguing. I'm ready for book 3 after this one!
ThiS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK. I am begining to wonder if the Englishman is the boy who they believe was murdered. wonderfully written. Keeps you wondering what is next to come. It would be trouble to live in a world without pictures and being able to express yourself.