Monday, September 28, 2009

How do the Amish train their children to be quiet in public?

A Sister's Secret (Barbour Value Fiction) A Sister's Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I saw a review for this in the TIME magazine, so when I saw in walmart I threw it in my cart, not knowing anything other than it was a popular book about the Amish. My mom likes the Amish so that was good enough for a paperback. I mildly enjoyed this book, there was nothing raunchy so that was nice, and I'm planning to read book two but it is not a forever favorite. It was a little predictable, but yet, I still wanted to ignore life and read it. Overall it raised the question in my mind, how do the Amish teach their children to quietly behave in public, while the rest of us "English" (speakers) are at a lost. (Yes I'm the mother who is yelling at my three year old to stop touching things and stop running away, who's baby is in the shopping cart, letting out a dull cry/fuss from dismay of leaving the house.) Also I found the whole lifestyle appealing because I don't think they are overrun by commercialism and junk. Yeah, the book was a fun quick read, and that gets three stars from me, even if my review had nothing to do with anything.

A Sister's Test (Holmes County Series #2) A Sister's Test by Wanda E. Brunstetter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was my favorite book out of the series, even if it was a little predictable. They are cute books in my opinion, the make me want to read more and read quickly to figure out if it is actually as predictable as I expected. I enjoyed it enough that I wanted more story about Ruth, and #2. The book did a fine job in the amount of story, I just wasn't really ready for the love story to end. Yes, it was a slightly cheesy love story, but not gag cheesy, and completely clean.

A Sister's Hope (Sisters of Holmes County #3) A Sister's Hope by Wanda E. Brunstetter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The book was less predictable than I expected. I never guess the villain was who it was, but I guess the author made it very unexpected on purpose. I enjoyed this one, but found myself wishing I was still reading #2, since I enjoyed Ruth's story the best. Nonetheless I read this book in a barely more than a day, that's how much I ended up enjoying the series. I would recommend this book, it you had the same taste in books in me.

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