Somewhere to Belong
Book 1, Daughters of Amana
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Johanna Ilg has lived her entire life in Main Amana, one of the seven villages inhabited by devout Christians who believe in cooperative living, a simple lifestyle, and faithful service to God. Although she's always longed to see the outside world, Johanna believes her future is rooted in the community. But when she learns a troubling secret, the world she thought she knew is shattered and she is forced to make difficult choices about a new life and the man she left behind.
Berta Schumacher has lived a privileged life in Chicago, and when her parents decide they want a simpler life in Amana, Iowa, she resists. Under the strictures of the Amana villages, Berta's rebellion reaches new heights. Will her heart ever be content among the plain people of Amana?
From Publishers Weekly
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Not Quite Amish
The first of this book was very slow and difficult to continue with. If the first third were as entertaining as the last half, the book would have deserved a four star rating. Guards to ensure residents did not leave without permission? I find there are such towns in Iowa today as High Amana, Amana, and South Amana. Do not think their lifestyle would be very popular if the author is authentic in her portrayal.
- Category: Religious
- Published: Mar 01, 2010
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 366 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Daughters of Amana