Monday, September 9, 2013

A Little Bit Of Charm-Mary Ellis

A Little Bit Of Charm

Mary Ellis

Harvest House, Sep 1 2013, $13.99

ISBN: 9780736938686

The inferno at the King family farm in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania left their Maem and Daed dead. Following the funeral, two of the King children (Amy with her fiancé and Nora) moved to the much more rigid Amish community in Harmony, Maine (see Living In Harmony). Not long after that Nora found her true love (see Love Comes to Paradise). Thus the third sibling Rachel who remained behind feels alone.

Rachel goes to Charm, Kentucky to stay with her cousin Sarah at the Stolls farm while seeking a position involving horses. The Twelve Elms Stable hires her and soon afterward she meets the owner’s son Jake Brady who believes his Eager to Please thoroughbred has strong Kentucky Derby winning possibilities. Jake and Rachel are attracted to each other, but she is Amish and his parents are Baptists while he apparently ignores the Book so nothing can happen between them.

The third King family New Beginnings Amish romance is an entertaining tale of faith in taking God's path even when one does not understand why bad things happened to good people we cherish and love. Rachel is super as she adapts to her new location while her beliefs like those of her sisters shaken by the tragedy; but Jake, if he can find his way back to the Lord, represents a possible starting over opportunity for her.

Harriet Klausner

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