The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould

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The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould

Published: 2011

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Goodreads Summery: 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 enlists 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.

     This is the 2nd book in the series and I have not read the first. The main character is Ada and she has just found out in the last few months that she is adopted. She also found a way to better manage a disease she has had all her life as well. The book opens with her getting to go to her sisters wedding(she just found her sister in the first book). Once she returns she finds out she gets to go to Switzerland. She is also in love with a man who she can not have( or so she thinks). So off to Switzerland she goes. While there she gets to meet her birth mother.

     This book is written in first person which is not a favorite of mine but its well written. I admit I found this story flat and boring at times. Maybe had I read the first book I would have felt differently but the characters from the first book are only in this one for a short time. A portion of this book deals with her feelings for a man named Will. She loves him but he seems to be courting someone else. The thing that got me was she never even really talked to the guy yet she was devastated about him seemingly courting another. The biggest portion of this book dealt with travel and history. The author goes into great detail about the train rides and the boat rides etc. In my option boring. Just seems there could have more depth added to the story in its place. The history lessons on Anti-Baptists was interesting. I grew up a modern Mennonite myself so I found it interesting to learn about history of the early movement of the church. The author did a great job of that.

     Over all this book was just not for me. I admit I thought this was going to be more of a romance then it turned out to be. There is also some mystery involved but I found it pretty predictable. If you like books that deal with travel and history you might enjoy this book. I would suggest going back and reading the first book so you can get a better feel for the background leading into this book.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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