Rebecca Eash is just as spirited as her mother, who readers grew to love in Book 1 of Ellie s People: An Amish Family Saga. Becky works as a hired girl 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 an old-fashioned box social. 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. 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 the spunky heroines and old-fashioned communities of the Ellie s People series.
Mary Christner Borntrager, Paperback, ISBN 10: 0836135008, ISBN 13: 9780836135008