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Bevat de naam: Leslie Gould

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Werken van Leslie Gould

The Amish Midwife (The Women of Lancaster County) (2011) 260 exemplaren, 13 besprekingen
Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County) (2012) 237 exemplaren, 32 besprekingen
The Amish Nanny (2011) — Auteur — 189 exemplaren, 9 besprekingen
The Amish Bride (The Women of Lancaster County) (2012) — Auteur — 130 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
The Amish Seamstress (The Women of Lancaster County) (2013) 99 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Adoring Addie (The Courtships of Lancaster County) (2013) 84 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
Circle of Grace (2008) 78 exemplaren
Amish Promises (Neighbors of Lancaster County) (2015) 73 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Scrap Everything (2006) 57 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Amish Sweethearts (Neighbors of Lancaster County) (2016) 55 exemplaren, 10 besprekingen
The Promise of Spring (2009) 54 exemplaren
Beacon's Call (2011) 51 exemplaren
Beyond the Blue (2005) 43 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
A Simple Singing (The Sisters of Lancaster County) (2018) 42 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
A Plain Leaving (The Sisters of Lancaster County) (2017) 41 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Faithful Gathering (The Sisters of Lancaster County) (2019) 41 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Garden of Dreams (2003) 39 exemplaren
Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County) (2017) 38 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
A Brighter Dawn (2023) 38 exemplaren, 23 besprekingen
Second Chances (2009) 33 exemplaren
Piecing It All Together (2020) 33 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
To Love and Cherish (2010) 32 exemplaren
A Patchwork Past (2021) 29 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
In God's Hands (2010) 28 exemplaren
Threads of Hope (2022) 28 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
This Passing Hour (2023) 16 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
Tearoom in a Tempest (2017) 16 exemplaren
A Cup of Grace (2018) 14 exemplaren
Red, White and True (2019) 11 exemplaren
Crossing the River (2020) 11 exemplaren
Christmas Derailed (2019) 10 exemplaren
A Change of Art (2021) 9 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Lilacs, Lavender, and Lies (2020) 8 exemplaren
The manipulators (1967) 6 exemplaren
Hair Today. Gone Tomorrow 6 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
By Evening's Light (2024) 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
I'll Be Seeing You (2023) 5 exemplaren
True North (2021) 4 exemplaren
Cape Disappointment 2 exemplaren

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After breaking up with her boyfriend, Treva returns to her Amish grandparents' home in Lancaster County. She intends to be there only briefly and then move to help a friend she met in Haiti as a wedding and event planner in Alaska. Circumstances prevent her from going to Alaska as quickly as planned, and she realizes her grandparents are not getting any younger and need help on the farm. As she fills in for the 90-year-old Rosene's volunteer work with an immigrant group, she finds a couple she thinks can help at least in the short term. Then Gabe returns from the war, but he's changed. Rosene begins sharing her story which involves post World War II East and West Germany. Then it's time for her to go to Alaska. Because she needs to return to Lancaster County to help with Breana's wedding, her time in Alaska is short, but she's able to do something for Rosene there--something that brings Rosene great joy. She also is able to propose a solution for her grandparents. The book has too many plots going on. As someone who was new to the series, I felt a bit lost with the characters from the beginning. The author tried to tell too many stories in the space of this book, and it didn't really work too well. While I enjoyed the stories, they just are not your typical Amish-Mennonite fare. In fact, the characters sometimes don't seem to comply with what one expects in such characters. It's still a clean book. The characters don't all seem to follow the peaceful paths. I won an advance digital review copy through LibraryThing Early Reviewers with the expectation of an honest review. The opinions are my own.… (meer)
thornton37814 | Jul 10, 2024 |
I would have rated this a lot higher had Lila not been stringing Reuben along. She kept it up even though she knew that she loved another and was communicating with Zane for at least part of the time.

3 Stars

Content: war injuries
libraryofemma | 9 andere besprekingen | Apr 18, 2024 |
A Brighter Dawn is an Amish/Mennonite dual timeline novel from Leslie Gould. Set in modern-day America and WWII-era Germany, the book explores both white supremacy and the Nazi eugenics experiments. It was interesting to read about Mennonite communities in the present and in the past and their struggles with keeping separate from the “world”. As in most spiritual communities some people better adhere to their principals than others. Main character Ivy Zimmerman has a lot to deal with — guilt over her parents’ deaths in a car accident, her struggles with faith, and the newfound family she knew little about. Add to that a mystery surrounding her great-aunt Clare, and you have a complex, yet cohesive story to fall into. I enjoyed the book overall, though I did find the historical thread more compelling. The scientific research, the growing anti-semitism, and the ambivalence of those of faith were all too relevant for the modern reader. I had trouble connecting with the younger characters in the present-day story — probably due to my own advanced years. 😉 I do think that older teens and young adults would like this book. It certainly is a recommended read.


Audience: older teens and adults.

(I purchased this book from Amazon. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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vintagebeckie | 22 andere besprekingen | Jan 2, 2024 |
Wow! This is an exceptional book! It's modern but filled with glimpses of the past. It's a story of friendship, forgiveness, and courage.

Brenna is very relatable! She's been raised to help others, and she struggles with that. She also has anxiety and sees a therapist. Rylan is a difficult guy to like. He's got some scars, both physical and psychological. Once his history is explained, he becomes more likable.

I loved the parts of the book that are Rosene's stories! She helps Brenna by telling her about her relatives. I especially enjoyed all of the history in the book. Leslie Gould does such a terrific job with making the past come alive. I never knew about the conscientious objectors being assigned to state medical hospitals. And that their photographs led to reform in mental hospitals.

This is a definite must-read! I would recommend also reading "A Brighter Dawn," the first book in this series. It has some of the same characters and is excellent!

I was provided a copy of the book from Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Sassyjd32 | 6 andere besprekingen | Dec 22, 2023 |



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