Item description for Dear to Me (BRIDES OF WEBSTER COUNTY) by Wanda E. Brunstetter...
Overview What's a girl to do when she loves animals and her boyfriend loves to hunt? Will her desire to become a vet drive a further wedge between them-- and alienate her from the close-knit Old Order Amish community?
Lose yourself within the story of a young Amish girl who faces a choice between the man she loves and an impossible dream.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2008
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Brides Of Webster County
Series Number 3
ISBN 159789611X ISBN13 9781597896115
Availability 0 units.
More About Wanda E. Brunstetter
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.
Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too.
Wanda E. Brunstetter currently resides in the state of Washington.
Wanda E. Brunstetter has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Dear to Me (BRIDES OF WEBSTER COUNTY)?
Gabe and Melinda's Problems for their Future Nov 11, 2008
When two young people are in love, living and loving the small Amish villiage and their families, but have differing goals for life, a crisis results. Melinda loves animals first and foremost, nursing injured wild animals, raising orphaned animals and treating their domestic animals. Gabe is fine with this until he finds out Melinda does not like him to hunt deer which she chooses to sketch in the woods. In addition, he has to call off their engagement when he finds she wants to leave and go become a Veterinarian. Can she choose between her future husband and her future occupation? Gabe is an up and coming woodworking man, working for his father, and he is not ready to leave all he holds dear. Tragedy after tragedy befall this couple, and through it all they have come to realize what each feels is most important in their lives. A little too predictable for me, still the author portrayed the ways of the Amish, a little religion, a lot of young love, and the problems between families and individuals when one has such a severe religous belief system and the other has the same deep love for wounded and hurting animals. The ending of the book was a bit surprising to me but a nice conclusion to this three book series.
w Sep 1, 2008
Great purchase, came extremely fast. Would buy from seller again. Wonderful condition and transaction.
A Wonderfully Easy Read Jul 14, 2008
Dear to Me is another wonderful book by Wanda Brunstetter. This book is the story of Melinda who is trying to decide whether or not to leave the Amish faith to become a vet. She has a hard time deciding because her boyfriend Gabe doesn't want to leave the faith. Their relationship becomes tense as they struggle with the decisions that must be made.
Dear to Me was a very easy book to read. As with all of Ms. Brunstetter's works the characters seem real and easy to believe. There is none of the woman meets man, they despise each other, and then fall madly in love storylines. This book is about two people who care about each other but want different things. How often is this true in real relationships?
I love the fact when I pick up a Wanda Brunstetter book I can leave my fast-paced life behind and enjoy a few hours in the more laid back Amish community. Amish life, while it has it's ups and downs, seems much more peaceful than our English lives. This book is worth the few hours it will take to read. Grab a cool drink and head to a sunny spot to enjoy the wonderful Dear to Me!
Dear to Me Jul 13, 2008
Such a good book and excellent reading. Lots or meaning. Enjoy reading about the Amish.
Way too predictable! Jun 27, 2008
I have really begun to dislike books by this author because they have become trite and predictable. The same conflicts are spoken about over and over and over again until it is very tiresome. Then, of course, in the last chapter everything turns out rosy. I really don't recommend this book or others by this author to anyone.