The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould picks up where The Amish Midwife left off, continuing the story of the sister of the previous book's main character. Mindy and Leslie have done a great job once again!
Ada Rupp's health has improved dramatically with the help of information provided by her recently discovered sister Lexie. But the condition of Ada's heart is not so great as it appears that her plan to enjoy her long-held desire for teaching and her dream of love and marriage with Will Gundy are both hitting seemingly impenetrable obstacles. Ada begins to wonder if she might need the rumpspringa she never really experienced -- but in a different way -- an opportunity to break free from a sheltered life and see new places.
The chance for adventure comes when Ada, Alice, and Christy are called upon to make a trip to Switzerland to handle some family business. Ada is excited about the possibility of finally meeting her birth mother who gave her up as an infant. Along the way Ada meets Daniel Hart, a handsome young Mennonite with a deep interest in history, and discovers there might be a chance for a different kind of future than she had imagined.
In addition to the fictional account of the adventures of Ada and friends, this book is full of historical information about the Amish and other Anabaptist groups. That history is intriguing in itself but does not in the least take away from the enjoyment of a great Amish story. I hope this is not the last we'll hear of the interesting people in The Women of Lancaster County series.