Addie Cramer is not sure about her feelings for Phillip
Eicher. Her parents are pushing her to court and marry him.
After all, he's the bishop's son; who could be better? But
Addie doesn't think he's the one. This becomes a conflict
with her parents, who are very hard on Addie, but let her
six brothers have many freedoms and indulgences not usually
afforded Amish children. Addie questions her parents about
this, as well.
When Jonathan Mosier moves into the area, Addie becomes
instantly attracted to him. He's everything Phillip is not:
kind, gentle, a good God-fearing man and so talented.
Phillip is very self-centered and pragmatic. He seems to
have already made all the decisions for their life
together. Will Addie ever be able to make her own choices?
Will she ever feel she is cherished by anyone?
Leslie Gould has written a wonderful Amish story
depicting a very unique perspective of modern day Amish
culture. She gives a very human quality to her characters,
in that some of them have many flaws in their
personalities. Gould deals with depression as a social
issue and the fact that it can be genetic. ADORING ADDIE is
the second book in Gould's The Courtships of Lancaster
County series. It's a story of hope; a story about
overcoming all the negative criticisms and put-downs Addie
receives from her family and yearning for a sense of
gratitude and just a little encouragement. I found myself
rooting for Addie and Jonathan as they struggle to bring
two families back together and heal the unfortunate hurt
that occurred over 25 years ago between their families. If
you are a fan of Amish fiction, you will thoroughly enjoy
this inspirational story.
A New Amish Romance from Christy Winner and Bestselling
Author Leslie Gould
When Addie Cramer's mutter and
daed decide Phillip Eicher is the man for her to marry, they
claim she must honor them by obeying their wishes. But then
she falls in love with Jonathan Mosier--part of the family
with whom the Cramers have a long-held grudge.
the help of others in her community who long to see the
quarrel healed, Jonathan and Addie struggle to continue
their relationship against both sets of parents' wishes. But
when one of Addie's vengeful brothers harms a member of the
Mosier family, Jonathan intervenes and is banished from
A distraught Addie determines to
find the true reason for the grudge between the two
families, hoping to tear down the animosity of the past. Can
their love for each other bridge the divide between their
families? Or are they destined to remain apart forever?