The Amish Nanny (Women of Lancaster County, Bk 2)
The Amish Nanny - Women of Lancaster County, Bk 2 Author:Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it?s time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wants a future with the handsome Amish widower Will Gundy. — But when she has the chance to travel to Switzerland as the caregiver of a young child, she leaps at the opportunity. — Anxious to learn more about her forebears, Ada enli... more »sts the help of a young Mennonite scholar named Daniel, but even as she develops feelings for him, she cannot get Will from her mind?or her heart. At a crossroads, Ada must decide what she is willing to give up from the past in order to embrace her future.« less
I did not think that the title "Nanny" was misleading. Ada, who had regained her health, wanted to become a teacher. She thinks she has the job when Leah gets hired instead. Then Ada was asked to take this trip to Switzerland. In Ada's own words, "I was traveling to Switzerland as the nanny of a child who didn't even like me, looking to straighten out a property matter that was more than a hundred and thirty years old, and hoping to see a birth mother who didn't want to meet me." Ada was tutor and nanny to Christi for over half of the book. [Christi's grandmother was also traveling with them.] Christi was not the least interested in learning history, much less, her own history and yet, the history of the Amish that fled from Switzerland to settle in Indiana is most interesting as it was unfolded.
I was glad to continue the story with characters we met in the first book, The Amish Midwife. The title, The Amish NANNY, was a bit misleading as to the subject of the story, although "nanny" is depicted in the story in a minor way. While I found the history of the character's Anabaptist ancestors interesting, I thought the genealogy of the family confusing. The plot having the Amish characters traveling further than their buggy rides and hired drivers could take them was a refreshing angle to an Amish story.