The Englisch Daughter is a complex Amish story by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. While there are many elements common to the typical Amish story, it seems there are a few more complications than might be normal. With two relationships at stake, as well as long-term dreams and lots of secrets, there is plenty to keep you fully engaged from beginning to end.
The characters are rich, with lots of personality. The situations they find themselves in don't always have simple solutions, leaving room for some interesting twists and turns along the way.
Fans of great Amish fiction should find The Englisch Daughter a fascinating read that is hard to put down.
Thanks to Waterbrook & Multnomah for providing a copy of the book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
About the Book
Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She's set herself aside. Raising four children, she's followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own.
But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone—and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman—her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy's child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?
About the Authors
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.
Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade.