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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,294 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Rachel Botchan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Series Release Date:
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Set in 1967 Pennsylvania, this sequel to Lewis’ New York Times bestselling novel The Parting tells the tale of Amish sweethearts struggling to overcome the schism that divides their families and threatens their future.

The church split has not extinguished their love, but the demands of one man still stand in their way.

Caleb Yoder’s father has forbidden him to court Nellie Mae Fisher, but words alone cannot stop Caleb’s devotion. Yet if he continues to pursue Nellie, he risks losing everything.

Nellie, too, is torn. She longs to marry her Old Order beau but cannot ignore the gentle pull she feels toward the faith of her New Order family. Can she and her beloved satisfy the expectations of the people while remaining true to their hearts?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lewis’ readers can't get enough of her tales about Amish life, and this latest insatallment won't disappoint.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sue Roberts | 2/20/2014

    " I loved how many of the Amish people were drawn to leave their ways by the Spirit and eventually left their church so that they could read the scriptures and feel the Spirit on their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sophia Musgrave | 2/16/2014

    " This one was a little less sad and pathetic than the first in the series. I did enjoy the part of it of Nellie finding herself a little more, and getting to see more about the world from the Amish perspective, but it was still not the best book ever, cute but completely for young girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Midge | 2/13/2014

    " The 2nd in the "Courtship" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorie | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this book better than book 1 and look forward to reading the third book when it comes out. "

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