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Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (18 Bewertungen)
Länge:
407 Seiten
8 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
May 7, 2019
ISBN:
9781680994506
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

How long will Edna have to wait for the love of her life? Will God reward her patience? From Linda Byler, bestselling author of Amish Romances, comes a new story with "multifaceted characters who deal with real-life issues”—Publishers Weekly

“Short, dark-haired and dark-eyed, soft and round and capable, Edna was crackling with a zest for life. There was no job too mountainous for her. She had no husband or children, and had never had a date in her life.”

For years, Edna Miller has found herself drawn to Emery Hoschtettler with an attraction she can explain no better than she can put a stop to it. Other suitors come and go, but none make her feel the way she feels around Emery—that incredible floating feeling, as if she was walking on air, mixed with a painful desperation to be ever nearer to him. Despite the fact that Emery seldom seems to pay her much attention, she decides it would be unfair to marry anyone else when her heart longs only for him. He hasn’t seriously dated anyone else either, so perhaps he’s just waiting for the right time to ask her . . .

By the time Edna is twenty-nine, most of her family and friends have given up hope of her ever marrying. Why she didn’t give that nice man Jonathan more of a chance was beyond them. Sure, he had a bit of a limp from the tractor accident, but he was kind as could be, not to mention wealthy. Was she so vain that she could only judge based on outward appearances? Well then, she could go ahead and be a maud for the rest of her life, cooking and cleaning for other families.

When Emery finally asks Edna out, she can hardly contain her joy. Everything is coming together—God is rewarding her patience! Her family will understand why she could never settle for anyone else.

But what if Emery isn’t the man Edna was so sure he was? Is there something he’s hiding, or is Edna simply unable to accept true love after so many years of waiting? Would God really lead her all this way, just to leave her alone again?
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
May 7, 2019
ISBN:
9781680994506
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of several bestselling fiction series, all set in the Amish world: Hester’s Hunt for Home, Lancaster Burning, Sadie’s Montana, and Lizzie Searches for Love. She has also written several Amish Christmas romance novels including Mary’s Christmas Goodbye, Little Amish Matchmaker, and Becky Meets Her Match. Linda is also well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper. She lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


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  • (3/5)
    3.5/5 starsI liked this, but I found the plot was all over the place. Too many things happened that didn't seem connected, or felt like they were part of a different story. I still enjoyed the writing and the fun characters. Our main character had a lot of growth - but at times it felt forced, and with the ever changing plot, it just didn't flow well. Hopefully the next book tightens it up.
  • (5/5)
    This damned book made me cry. I tear up sometimes, but not cuhry.Dr. Max and her team go on a dream assignment of observing Troy before and not quite after the Trojan war. And ... Taylor's writing is a thing of beauty. She really makes her readers understand what it's like to be in a place. The way the clothes feel, the heat, the dust, sanitation, water, etc. I want to know what her credentials are and what her research process is like because she's good.And then ... well, there's Max and Leon who just ... break my heart. And damn Taylor for writing so well as to make me fell the utter pain and joy in this relationship.There's mayhem, laughter, joy, deep sorrow, revelations, death, and yes, second chances.Anxiously awaiting more from this series.
  • (4/5)
    I had more difficulties with this, the third of The Chronicles of St. Mary's series. First is the relationship between our heroic couple, Max and Leon Farrell. They never seem to be 'in sync' either in time or in temperament. Way too many (in my mind) ridiculous spats and manufactured discord between the two in an attempt to create dramatic tension. An offhand comment by one sends the other off on a frenzied car ride escape. Really? Someone needs to be slapped upside the head. Second, the various jumps back in time have started to take on an episodic feel. Let's go meet Galileo! I was left wondering how this moved the story forward. Nevertheless, there was much here that still engages. I loved the trip to Ancient Troy. Jodi Taylor managed to bring the assault on fortresses city to true life. Many cliffhangers ensure I will be along for the next installment. What the heck is Taylor doing with herself? Where is that next installment?!
  • (5/5)
    These books just keep getting better. This one has the fast-paced adventures and plot twists of the previous books, along with the laugh-out-loud humor. But it also has its somber moments - it is a more rounded and mature book than the previous two. This book is also far more about history and time travel than the previous books. It goes into great detail about the Trojan War and the Battle of Agincourt. As a historian (who is often really annoyed by inaccuracies in historical fiction), I really enjoyed these scenes, and found the detail to be interesting.As with the previous two, I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator is perfect.Can't wait to read more!
  • (5/5)
    The books in this series are so amazing! I love the action, love the characters and plot twists. Can't wait to red the next one!
  • (3/5)
    Dr.Madeleine Maxwell is one of the rare historians who travels back in time to learn the truth of the matter. It's not that time travel is difficult to gain access to, precisely, so much as that it's incredibly dangerous and requires a certain unique point of view. Max loves her job and her coworkers (each with priorities as off-kilter as Max's), and they comprise her whole life. And yet, working for St.Mary's is dangerous, and she's starting to feel a bit too slow and old for her assignments...

    Max's search for a life she can comfortably share with Leon is peppered with some incredibly moving, rousing moments of history and quite a bit of exciting action. These books never fail to move me to tears at one point or another--in this case, numerous times. But there are also a number of "fuck yes!" scenes that made me want to punch the air. I cannot wait to read more of this!
  • (4/5)
    not quite sure of the ending, but love this series
  • (4/5)
    The third book in the Chronicles of St. Mary's has Madeleine "Max" Maxwell and friends running off to Troy to discover the truth about its fall - was there, in fact, a Trojan horse? As you know if you've read the previous books, history is never so straightforward as the textbooks would have you believe.These ridiculous time traveling historian books are the perfect, hilarious romps to bring on vacation. Max is a bull in a china shop, so you know no matter what she's doing or when she is, there will be adventures through various places and times. I can't really say much about what the book is actually about because to do so would be to give away... well, everything. You spend the first half thinking this will be fairly straightforward and then the next wondering where it's going, and let me tell you I still don't know all the answers. The epilogue is not an epilogue but a massive cliff that appears out of nowhere and leaves you hanging.
  • (4/5)
    In this third installment of the Chronicle of St. Mary's series, Max and her crew of time traveling researchers find themselves in Troy; Agincourt; and Gloucester, England, traveling to the latter location for the origin of the cheese-rolling ceremony. All historical events are thoroughly researched, especially Troy, which comprises the majority of this book. I wonder if Max will ever make a time travel jump without danger. The team's misadventures remind me of each assignment of the television show's team, Scorpion. The novel ends with a second opportunity for a Max and Leon...sort of and a cliff hanger. I guess I will need to read the next in the series to discover what happens in this guilty-pleasure series.
  • (5/5)
    ~~~~~~4.75 Stars~~~~~~

    What an emotional rollercoaster! There is A LOT of history in this book and not all of it is interesting. There was a trip to see Isaac Newton (who turned out to be a bit of a prick) with a really endearing older professor, a trip to witness the ancient yet deadly (sprains, broken bones and one case of CBC) sport of giant cheese rolling, a SUPER exciting/disappointing/surprising and definitely dangerous trip to TROY (heck ya!). There was an unscheduled and surprisingly deadly trip to the Cretaceous (again) coupled with a miraculously bitter sweet reappearance (one of a couple of great plot twists), and last but not least there was a very slow (might I dare say boring) trip to the battle at Agincourt. Just when the book looked like it was going to end off on an extremely sour note, the ending came and leveled my whole St Mary's world. Great Great plot twist in the end. Definitely worth reading all the way through.
  • (5/5)
    I'm working my way through this wonderful series of books and this was the best so far! I loved it and couldn't put it down. Bits of it blew my mind a bit as time travel books often do. Max is back with her team of historians, travelling to Ancient Troy and Agincourt. There is heartbreak in this one and a cliff-hanger of an ending. I'm looking forward to book 4.
  • (4/5)
    The third in this series involves investigating the fall of ancient Troy: was Helen really there and did a wooden horse really cause all the trouble? These are burning questions for the Historians of St Mary's. Come on! Don't you want to know? The transitions between historical missions and the strife between our heroine Max and her lover, Leon Farrell, are rough and somewhat forced, but this is still a fun read with the requisite villain and crowd-pleasing twists and turns. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!
  • (5/5)
    Whoa!!! One surprise after another in this book. The usual antics are there but also shocker after shocker. Very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
  • (4/5)
    The power and flexibility of alternate history by traveling through time is that forever can be many choices, Bloody Troy and Agincourt wrapped around Leon's death keeps this story dark throughout but then happiness is usually a rare commodity in real history. The little prehistoric visit does provide a nice little bit of spark. Watching all of your ancestors pass by can be quite humbling.
  • (4/5)
    For some reason, I didn't like this one as much as the previous ones. I found the first half of the book slow but it picked up in the second half. I found the end bewildering with both Leon and Max dead and then ending up in an alternative universe will Leon had survived. Made no sense. Then the author defeats all of the emphasis on not changing history by removing objects or saving people when in the past because isn't that an alternate universe arises?
  • (5/5)
    After a short trip to seventeenth-century Cambridge that nearly goes disastrously wrong, Max fulfils her long-held dreams of visiting first the siege of Troy and then the Battle of Agincourt. But despite their best intentions to simply record and observe, Peterson and Max end up in the middle of the fighting. The title of the book gives an indication of how that plays out ...More so than in previous novels, I felt that comedy and tragedy were walking hand in hand here, with a dark core running beneath the usual good-natured banter and humour. Jodi Taylor makes it clear that history is not about dates, but about the people caught up in events that are often beyond their control. I loved it: I laughed and I cried when reading what my favourite historians got up to this time. Somehow the characters always get under my skin. I thought the descriptions of the siege and the fighting at Agincourt were exceptionally well done and brought home the violence and slaughter of each historical event. I'm not entirely sure about the latest twist (hence the slightly lower rating), but then I remember writing this in my review of the first novel, Just One Damned Thing after Another, after finding out who Mrs Partridge really is. So far this hasn't detracted from my enjoyment of reading the novels at all.I can't wait to start on the next instalment, A Trail through Time.