Saturday, October 26, 2013

Review of The Bargain by Stephanie Reed | Kindle Fire ‘Bargain Bundle’ Giveaway Ends 10/27!

About the book: Book one in the Plain City Peace series.

It's 1971, and Betsie Troyer's peaceful and predictable life is about to become anything but.

When their parents flee the Amish, nineteen-year-old Betsie and her seventeen-year-old sister Sadie are distraught. Under the dubious guidance of a doting aunt, the girls struggle to keep the secret, praying their parents will return before anyone learns the truth-a truth that may end all hopes of Betsie's marriage to Charley Yoder.

My review: This was a very interesting story and different than the usual Amish stories I've read.  Setting it in the 70's gave it a unique twist, with the Vietnam War and the hippie lifestyle quite at odds with the Amish one.  Betsie is trying to learn leather working for her cousin's new business so she's staying at an Englisher's house during the week and at her Amish one on the weekend, so you really see the differences between the lifestyles.  It was amusing to see her trying to learn new words and discovering new ways of doing things at the English house.  The English household was in chaos for most of the book, with the mom trying to find herself and the dad and son arguing with each other a lot.  Betsie tries to be a peacemaker and help the younger daughter and son while also wondering about her beliefs and how her future will be affected with Charley and her parents.  Check it out if you like stories about the Amish and life in the 1970's!

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author: Stephanie Reed lives on the outskirts of Plain City, Ohio, site of a once-thriving Amish community. She gleans ideas for her novels from signs glimpsed along the byways of Ohio, as she did for her previous books, "Across the Wide River" and "The Light Across the River."

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Stephanie L. Reed is celebrating the release of The Bargain, the first book in her new series, Plain City Peace, with a Kindle Fire 'Bargain Bundle' giveaway!
  One winner will receive a 'Bargain Bundle':
  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Bargain by Stephanie Reed
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