10/09/2013

A Simple Change (Review)


My Thoughts:
Jancey is shocked to learn her parents plan to leave their lives in Kansas City and return to the Middle Amana Colony.  They give her the choice, but she knows it really is no choice, she will not leave her mother as she is so very ill, and nearing death.  This story was a good story, but it started slow, it took me several times of picking up and putting down this book, to get into the story.  Once it picked up though it was a good story.  I really wanted to just shake Jancey at times to make her get her head on straight.  And of all the characters I have read who are really dislikeable, Nathan topped the list.  The ending was sweet and over all I think this was a story you will enjoy.  4 stars.
This book was provided for review purposes only from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing.  No payment was received for this review.

About the Book:
Judith Miller's Novels Offer a Fascinating Look inside the Amana Colonies

Joining the communal society of the Amana Colonies isn't what Jancey Rhoder planned for her future, but when unforeseen circumstances force her family to make some difficult decisions, she chooses to give up her teaching position in a Kansas City orphanage and move with her parents to Iowa.


Her besotted suitor, Nathan Woodward, isn't at all happy about the move and is determined to get Jancey to change her mind. And Jancey herself isn't sure what she's gotten herself into when the simple life of the Amana Colonies means she'll be assigned a job and may have to give up teaching for good. Will Nathan woo her back to the city, or will she be forever changed by the mysterious events and new relationships that await her in the quiet villages of the Amana Colonies--and decide to make this unique place her forever home?

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