Ella's Wish

Jerry S. Eicher
Little Valley Series
Book 2
Harvest House Publishers

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Ella's house is now finished and she has moved into it.  But what will she do to provide a living for herself?  This is not a normal position for a young Amish woman, because generally they live with their families, or move from their parents after marriage to live with their husband.  But Ella is not the normal young Amish woman.  After the death of her beloved Aden, she is not sure she will ever love again, although there are plenty of opportunities being presented to her, she is unable to move forward in this part of her life.
Preacher Stutzman offers her a job taking care of his three young daughters after the sudden death of his wife, this along with renting out the first floor of her home to a newlywed couple will help provide her living.  Adding in a small quilt shop in her basement, should be enough to provide for her.  What Ella has not bargained for is the deep feelings she is developing for Preacher Stutzman's little girls.  Nor did she bargain for the young Bishop who is pursuing her.  She knew he was interested, but he is taking liberties, trying to keep her from taking care of the little girls.  This will not do at all, she has to put her foot down.
A great story, with a twist from the normal Amish story.  An independent young Amish woman with definite thoughts of how things are supposed to be or not be.  I love Ella, she is so real to me, I would love to have her as a friend.  This book is a continuation of the story of Ella, from the first book A Wedding Quilt for Ella.  This book does stand alone, but there are references to the previous story, so having read it does help understand everything in this book. Discussion questions included. 274 pages US $11.99 4 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only by Harvest House Publishers, no payment was received for this review. 

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