A Widow’s Hope
A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.
After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon brother–in–law finds just about everything about Hannah vexing. When his widower brother shows interest in the young and beautiful widow, the deacon turns to prayer for guidance.
Hannah thought she could never love again, until she meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller’s only interest is in Hannah’s sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and slow to recognize his daughter’s need for a new mother. Yet God offers Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his heart again…and love.
- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: March 2009
- Page Count: 300
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-2732-1
I hope you’ll enjoy Hannah’s story as she leaves Lancaster County and begins life anew with her sister’s family. Bringing along one hundred sheep doesn’t make things easier for the far-too-independent widow. Most of us have leaped-before-looking once or twice. Hannah’s tale reminds us that with hope and faith in God, all things are possible—even finding love in a strange new land.
This is a gentle tale of renewed hope that puts readers in the middle of Amish life, and genre fans will certainly love it.
It is with quite a splash that Mary Ellis has plunged into the pool of Amish fiction. Her style and plot are fresh and engaging which will no doubt quickly earn her a loyal following amongst readers, like myself, who love to escape into the simple Amish way of life.
If you enjoy reading books about the Amish this one you will love. The author is talented.
I sincerely enjoyed this Amish love story; I couldn’t put it down and read it in three days. Mary Ellis presented the Amish ways accurately. I only had wished it continued.
I just finished reading A Widow’s Hope, and I can hardly wait for the next novel in the Miller Family series. Mary Ellis’s addition of Hannah’s sheep and the absence of the predictable buggy accident made her first work of Amish fiction quite enjoyable because it was not only new but different. As an Englisher who wishes for the simple life of the Amish, Ellis’s novel took me to that place as I became a part of the joys and sorrows of the Miller family.
I read this book to my elderly neighbor this summer. We found it to be very engaging. It is well written and very amusing at times. We learned a lot about Amish ways and are eagerly awaiting the next book.
I have read every book of Amish fiction I could find. I am a huge fan of the genre. This is by far the best Amish fiction I have read.