Ldren according to their religious beliefs Based on historical facts the novel culls many incidents into one continuous story ine I never culls many incidents into one continuous story Sono with Visits from the Seventh line I never thought about the battles the Amish have fought to maintain the integrity of their children s education Olivia Newport created a wonderful story with great historical background Love Amish books stories are aot alike but I never Lose interest They re all good This was a wonderful touching completely fascinating story I don
t know why I have taken such a ong break in my reading of books written by Olivia Newport I absolutelyknow why I have taken such a ong break in my reading of books written by Olivia Newport I absolutely her writing style and this story is so compelling Mrs Newport knows how to get the feelings of the characters across and help you see through their eyes the situations they are facing and the complications that affect them Every character in this book is so real and plausible except for two brothers who are pretty minor well one of them is a step above Minor But The Less Important Brother Has A Plot Line but the ess important brother has a plot ine I felt was distracting and not that important to the overall storyotherwise this would have gotten a five star rating for sure This felt Heroes Adrift (Hero, like it was based on actual events about real people and the author s note at the end explains that it is a combination and compression of many actual events and situations which were not completely resolved until the Supreme Court ruling in 1972 However knowing that these characters are in fact very much fictional and made up from the author s mind somehow makes meove them even especially the English school teacher Margaret who completely embodies the attitudes of a truly dedicated teacher and sacrifices much to do the right thing This is one of those stories which will stick with you for a Chuck and Danielle long time 1918 Amish communities in Ohio need to deal with the separation of church and state concerning the educational rights And females both Amish and Englisch need to decide of they are hearing the right calling if theu truly believe what they believe and if they are willing to sacrifice for itThis novel deals with important issues and some of them are important nowadays too I also recognize the warmness of the authoress s voice and strong female centric presence While I agree with the importance of the topic unfortunately I was not able to relate to this novel personally probably because I am most interested in different parts of the human psyche LOVED this story The relevance to everything today in patience understanding acceptancein being different. Awines in the sand Margaret puts romance at risk one final time All eyes turn to Ella to make a sacrifice and accept a challenge that can bring unity to the Amish and understanding to the English. ,
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community that is divided The war winding down in Europe and this uiet community is getting ready to face a war at home between the Amish and the English government This is a story about the separation of church and state The Amish have sent their children to a public school for years but has had input in what was taught To Their Children Unfortunately Ms Coates The School Teacher Has their children Unfortunately Ms Coates the school teacher has a meeting about the dilapidated conditions of their school house when the unthinkable happened one of the walls collapsed The superintendent and school board have decided to not rebuild the school but bus the children from outlying areas to the school ocated in town The Amish people are distressed that their children are not exempt from the rules and regulations handed down from the board Not only will their children be exposed to the English world with no control but they must also attend school until the age of 16 They are a peaceable community and Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs look for ways to work through their differences When no resolution is forthcoming they do what they think is best for their childrenI was drawn to the character of Margaret Simpson She is a teacher at the consolidated school and seeks to understand the differences between the Amish and the English community She is a true peacemaker but sees trouble as the result of her actions of trying to do the right thing I really enjoyed this storyI was drawn in immediately to the plotine and the characters It was Gray Bishop like watching a good movie in that it was hard to stop or put down I would recommend it to anyone whooves Amish stories or a good historical story I received this story from the publisher for a honest opinion without bias or outside influence as stated above I ike how the premise of this entire series is that the author takes pivotal moments in Amish history and then creates a story to showcase those moments This book was about the struggle Amish people had against ocal government authorities who decided that all children Amish or not needed to be educated a particular wayI ve read stories that have discussed this dilemma previously but I had an epiphany during this one I owe the ability I had to home educate my son to those struggles that the Amish had Really they were fighting for a right to educate their children as they saw fit just as home educating families choose This was a very interesting story about the Amish fighting for the right to educate their chi. Ng clash of values Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away Margaret Simpson an English schoolteacher wonders if she is osing her ast chance at ove As the ocal authorities dr. ,A Community That Is Divided The War
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If you have not read the OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES I books in this series I you will be Noir like me and feelost at sea I have never read this author before and I am uite sorry that I didn t know enough to trust that I wouldn t need to read the first books in this series It has been said that this is a ess heavy read than the othersthat does not bode well for me and my tastesThis was a very interesting historical novel set in 1918 that dealt with the separation of church and state To call this
a romance would be a bit of a mistake There reallyromance would be a bit of a mistake There really none That must have been done in the past novels What this was about was how the state decided that the Amish children be integrated or consolidated into a school that would teach the Amish children about the English the than the church wants them to know and to force them to go to school well past the eight grade which is the norm for the AmishThere are several secondary and tertiary story ines going on throughout this book I felt that this was a good book for knowledge and Gaffer learning about what the Amish went through to gain respect for their religion However the novel felt overlyong to me with a Circumstantial Evidence lot of repetition and I had to struggle to stay interested in itARC supplied by publisher BACK OF THE BOOK BLURBcopied from comThe collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and theirong held educational values Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children In a whirling clash of values Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away Margaret Simpson An English Schoolteacher an English schoolteacher if she is Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers losing herast chance a ove As the ocal authorities draw A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping lines in the sand Margaret puts romance at risk one final time All eyes turn to Ella to make a sacrifice and accept a challenge that can bring unity to the Amish and understanding to the EnglishMY REVIEWIf youike stories about people putting their Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) lives on hold for the benefit of others you will enjoy this book Olivia does a great job of writing and keeping you glued to the story she is telling I have enjoyed the first three books in this series and there are two waiting for me to read this is the best series by Olivia that I ve ever read Olivia Newport and Shiloh Run Press has released the third installment in the Amish Turns of Time series The setting for this story is Geauga County Ohio in 1918 When this book arrived I thought it had a beautiful cover and the description about the storyooked good I opened the book an. The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their ong held educational values Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children In a whirli.