Thursday, April 7, 2016

Anne Baxter Campbell - Book Review - THE ROSE OF LANCASTER COUNTY by Murray Pura

This review originally appeared on Anne's blog.
Fiction is cyclic, normally, but Amish fiction has hung in there for a bunch of years longer than most publishers ever expected. Why? Maybe because people are drawn to the simple faith, clothing, and attitudes of the plain religions. This one focuses on the beginning of their faith in the early 1700s, and I have no doubt but what you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Rose Lantz is an unassuming, quiet, pretty young woman who loves to quilt, has a handsome fiance', and is the much-loved granddaughter of Jakob Amman, the leader of their community. She has nothing to worry about in this world, and spends her time chatting and sewing with her best friend Libby.

Libby is a beautiful girl--black hair and stunning blue eyes, and many of the English (non-Amish) thing she is a witch, beguiling innocent men, flying around on a broomstick, making the children sick, and killing the calves. When Rose is injured defending her friend from an attack, a mountain man in buckskins fights off the five attackers, brings her to her parent's house, and sets her heart to racing.

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