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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (552 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Miller Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daughters of Amana Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781449867362
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Critically acclaimed author Judith Miller enthralls millions with her CBA bestselling historical novels. It’s 1877, and Johanna Ilg has lived her entire life in Main Amana, Iowa—one of seven villages inhabited by devout Christians who believe in a simple, cooperative life of service to God. But when she discovers a troubling secret, the world she thought she knew is shattered. Download and start listening now!

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  • A quietly compelling tale of faith and friendship. Booklist

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It is one my mother will like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/15/2014

    " Sweet book, not much substance about a little known group of 1800s religious refugees who founded a series of 7 villages in Iowa -- the Amana colonies -- yep the same folks who made (and still do) wonderful fabrics -- calico and wools, beautifully hand-crafted furniture and these days are better known for their Amana appliances "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 2/6/2014

    " All of the background and information on the Amana colonies was interesting, but the story itself didn't really draw me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/2/2014

    " Before I read this book I had never heard of the Amana Colonies but since I enjoy historical fiction I thought I'd give it a try, I'm glad I did. It's a well written peek at the history of these colonies and how two girls, one born in Amana and the other brought to the colony by her parents, came of age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 1/31/2014

    " This is a similar type of book to the Amish stories of young girls who always fall in love and have everything work out eventually. Except, I enjoyed reading about a Christian co-operative compound. I don't know that I'll jump to read another one of these, but I think I will return to it at some point in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Hughey | 1/19/2014

    " This a very well-written book and a delightfully innocent romance read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LoveRomance | 1/19/2014

    " When I lived in Iowa City, my family frequently visited the nearby Amana Colonies, but this is the first novel I've read that takes place in one of the seven communities. I particularly enjoyed learning about how the community lived together and shared work and faith more than 100 years ago. The story also emphasized God's grace; however, that theme had plenty of opportunity to emerge throughout the story but didn't really come through until the last 20 pages or so. I now plan to read the second book in this series, as my local library conveniently has the whole series available for me to download to my nook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " The strength of this story is probably in the character development of Berta. The transition she makes is fairly believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaRissa | 1/12/2014

    " This book surprised me. It was a free book and I wasn't really sure it was going to keep my interest (compared to the books I've been reading). There was a good story line and at the end I was hoping for another book continuing the story of Berta and Johanna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaalomai | 1/9/2014

    " interesting look inside another culture. good read. the first in a series. read on my kindle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Safa Jarrar | 1/5/2014

    " Nice book. Enjoyed reading it, liked the fact that there are people living that way. Good written, I could imagine what is going on. Loved the characters and felt their happiness and sorrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/29/2013

    " I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book, but in the end I really enjoyed. Safe for ages 14ish and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denisa Howe | 11/12/2013

    " The combining of two worlds, two girls and the bond that comes to be. A bit of a mystery, a parents mystery or secret the best... Wonderful read, held my attention AND I read it in one sitting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/7/2013

    " Free through Amazon, not a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillrw | 8/12/2013

    " Book #1 in Daughters of Amana series. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 5/30/2013

    " Not my cup of tea. If you like Amish stories, you'll enjoy the Amana series though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Timerman | 3/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this book...in someways it was predictable. Learned more about the Amana way of life, there is separation of the sexes. Where marriage is accepted, but not encouraged. I enjoy reading historical fiction, and this one pulled two cultures, the Amana Colony and the Gypsies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 12/23/2011

    " Excellent book if you are into the Amish type stories, which I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 11/2/2011

    " I normally don't like to read back in the day type of books, but after reading this book, it peaked my interest about the Amana Colonies and my husband and I visited the Amana Colonies in Aug of 2011. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Odetta | 8/27/2011

    " I was disappointed when this book ended. The chapters alternated between the two girls, Johanna & Berta. They were so different. The family secrets were quite a surprise to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 5/17/2011

    " Excellent book if you are into the Amish type stories, which I like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wanda | 5/17/2011

    " Didn't care too much for this novel. It was mostly about two young girls in a religous setting. Should have paid better attention before ordering it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Louise | 4/8/2011

    " got to say this was an ok book but a little plain. The only thing that kept it going was learning about the amana way of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 3/9/2011

    " I had never heard of the historical Amana colonies before. Sweet story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/8/2011

    " What can I say, I'm enthralled by the Amish and anyone living a lifestyle similar to the Amish. It is all so foreign, yet amazing to me. This book is an easy read. The characters are likable and the setting is interesting. It was perfect for a lazy, rainy afternoon read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mylinda | 2/8/2011

    " I liked this book. Mellow and easy to read with some good morals, a little suspense, and some fun moments. I think it was pretty good. Notice I'm not sayin' I LOVED it, but it was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 12/14/2010

    " I loved learning about their way of life. It just got a bit tedious waiting for the next way Berta would get into trouble. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 10/14/2010

    " Free through Amazon, not a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 10/12/2010

    " I enjoyed this book...in someways it was predictable. Learned more about the Amana way of life, there is separation of the sexes. Where marriage is accepted, but not encouraged. I enjoy reading historical fiction, and this one pulled two cultures, the Amana Colony and the Gypsies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 10/8/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. It is one my mother will like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 10/1/2010

    " I thought it was enjoyable reading, about halfway through I felt it was getting a bit repetitious and mundane. However, about the time I was really feeling that way the pace and stoyline picked up and I really enjoyed finishing it. "

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About the Author

Judith Miller is an award-winning and bestselling author of historical fiction. Combining a love of history, romance, and storytelling, she transports her readers to another time and place with her popular series. She currently lives with her husband in Kansas and runs a literary blog with four other historical novelists.

About the Narrator

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine.