Autumn Grace



❰Reading❯ ➼ Autumn Grace Author Marianne Ellis – E17streets4all.co.uk With the change of seasons comes a change of heart and an unexpected journey of love, compassion, and discovery The oldest of seven daughters, Ruth Schrock has grown up believing that her uncompromisi With the change of seasons comes a change of heart and an unexpected journey of love, compassion, and discovery The oldest of seven daughters, Ruth Schrock has grown up believing that her uncompromising father has never really approved of her independent nature Though devoted to her community and her faith, she s always found it difficult to follow the straight and narrow path of a deacon s daughter When Ruth is asked to teach in a nearby community, she jumps at the opportunity feeling that God has given her a chance at a life of meaning Ruth never could have guessed that her new path would lead to Levi Yoder Handsome Levi is a shy and quiet man He lives alone and seems most comfortable spending time with the injured animals he rescues and cares for Ruth and her all embracing love of life confuse yet captivate Levi With her school across the road from his farm, the attraction grows but so do the conflicts Can these two opposites find a path they can walk together into the future.Autumn Grace

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameMarianne Ellis is the pseudonym for two accomplished writers Jo Ann Brown and Cameron DokeyJo Ann Brown has written over ninety books in the romance genre She currently writes in The Patchwork Mysteries series for Guideposts and Thorndike, and she wrote the novelization for Thomas Kinkade s The Christmas Cottage for Berkley Her interest in the Amish goes back many years when she and her family lived in Pennsylvania not far from Lancaster CountyCameron Dokey began her writing career in Since that time she hasthan thirty works of fiction to her credit including romances for readers of all ages Her young adult works have appeared regularly on the ALA most recommended lists Brown and Dokey also collaborated on the Candace Steele paranormal romance series for Ballantine Books.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Autumn Grace
  • Marianne Ellis
  • English
  • 02 February 2017
  • 0425264262

10 thoughts on “Autumn Grace

  1. says:

    fun.

  2. says:

    Marianne Ellis brings readers the latest inspiration romance in her Amish Seasons series, Autumn Grace This is tender love story between a quiet, man of God and a young Amish school teacher Readers of Amish fiction will love Ellis attention to detail and characterizations With strong values and a call to a simpler life, readers would think there will be no ups and downs for this couple, but that s not the case Ellis provides an enchanting story set against the backdrop of the Amish religion Marianne Ellis brings readers the latest inspiration romance in her Amish Seasons series, Autumn Grace This is tender love story between a quiet, man of God and a young Amish school teacher Readers of Amish fiction will love Ellis attention to detail and characterizations With strong values and a call to a simpler life, readers would think there will be no ups and downs for this couple, but that s not the case Ellis provides an enchanting story set against the backdrop of the Amish religion that will keep readers reading long into the night.It s no secret I love Amish fiction As a young girl I started out reading inspirational fiction and though I have branched out into a lot of other genre s, I still love the simple and beautiful love stories created by authors who understand that faith and love are often meant to be shared Most of the inspirational fiction I have reviewed has come from the big names in Christian Fiction, Revell Books, Bethany House and others Autumn Grace comes from Berkley and I was interested in seeing what they had to offer readers of this genre I was definitely not disappointed.Autumn Grace features a young woman named Ruth that has had a difficult time living up to the rigors of the Amish life Her father is a deacon and a lot is expected of his children and the eyes of the community often rest on them Ruth has a way of looking at life that is refreshing and joyful She has a lively spirit, which is not always a good thing, when it comes to the Amish She doesn t feel as though she fits in and is waiting for God to show her where she needs to be I loved Ruth, she was such a breath of fresh air Ellis does a fantastic job of showing the reader that Ruth is not doing things that are against her faith, it is just how she does things that seems to be at issue I thought she was a wonderful character and readers will find her irresistible and infectious Levi is a quiet man, shy and unassuming I liked the fact that he lived his faith openly and tried to help his community in any way he could, including serving on the school board His passion for wounded and sick animals was another thing that drew me to his character He was the kind of man you wished had a good woman at his side It was almost as if he deserved that I thought Ellis brought the Amish lifestyle and faith to life through this character and made readers fall in love with him An excellent hero When Ruth is asked to take a position as a teacher, she feels as though she has her answer But the road to her destiny isn t an easy one Her school is across the road from Levi s farm and he helps her as she faces the school board on one occasion The romance that blooms between them is both confusing and joyful to Levi and exactly what God had in mind for both of them Their road isn t easy, as they are very different and I thought Ellis really brought out that point well Even those who are living a life of faith, don t always have it easy It s how they weather the storm that is often different I loved the good clean romance that Ellis has written here and I believe readers will find it enchanting I have great respect for the Amish people and their faith I often think we would all be a little better off if we were less concerned with the things of the world andconcerned about the things of heaven Ellis portrays the Amish people well here and I think it is a testament to her writing that she is able to bring the Amish so vividly to life in her stories

  3. says:

    Autumn Grace was written by Marianne Ellis as one of the novels in her Amish Seasons Series Ruth Schrock is the oldest of a large family with seven daughters She helps out on the farm as much as a brother would Her father is deacon of their community Her mother is expecting in a few months It seems that everyone is always commenting on Ruth and her unconventional way of acting Even though she has been baptized, she has problems conforming to the rigid standards her father expects.She is Autumn Grace was written by Marianne Ellis as one of the novels in her Amish Seasons Series Ruth Schrock is the oldest of a large family with seven daughters She helps out on the farm as much as a brother would Her father is deacon of their community Her mother is expecting in a few months It seems that everyone is always commenting on Ruth and her unconventional way of acting Even though she has been baptized, she has problems conforming to the rigid standards her father expects.She is approached by a nearby Amish community to teach in their school Her father gives permission, but seems to think that Ruth will fail Levi Yoder is an unmarried man who is on the school board and who lives near the school house He is a quiet man who takes care of wounded or sick wild animals until they can be released back into the wild He helps Ruth with different problems that she has with the other members of the school board and also with her scholars, as the students are called.I found this to be a very entertaining book I always marvel at the different story lines that authors dream up and write about There is always a common theme of romance, but also problems that need to be overcome Usually, I find that the main characters have a difficult time adhering to the Ordnung or unwritten laws for their particular community Some of those laws I find ludicrous and irritating I know that I could never be Amish, although I would certainly enjoy a life that is quieter andrelaxed than what we live today.Night Owl Reviews and Berkley Publishing Company provided a free print copy to me in return for my honest review of this book.You can find this review on my blog at

  4. says:

    Loved it.Ruth is an older single girl, unmarried She is looking for adventure since she has not gotten married yet She comes to teach in the same community that Summer Promise takes place in She has a serious, strict, deacon father who does not think she is able to control herself and is NOT sure she is ready or able to teach Here she meets many challenges a boy that won t talk, being away from her family which she didn t think she would miss like she does , Levi a quiet, shy man who is Loved it.Ruth is an older single girl, unmarried She is looking for adventure since she has not gotten married yet She comes to teach in the same community that Summer Promise takes place in She has a serious, strict, deacon father who does not think she is able to control herself and is NOT sure she is ready or able to teach Here she meets many challenges a boy that won t talk, being away from her family which she didn t think she would miss like she does , Levi a quiet, shy man who is also part of the school board , and complaints about her teaching style Then a child gets injured at school and she is questioned again by the school board.She has many little misunderstandings with Levi.Is he the man God wants for her future husband Then a big problem when her mother has trouble birthing her new sibling and Ruth has to rush home to help Levi comes for support Will everything work out in the end Great book

  5. says:

    This is a beautiful book with a beautiful storyline The story just flows so nicely you will be half way done and not even know it There are two things I love to read about Amish fiction and teachers schools and this book combines them both.The character development is excellent I loved both Ruth and Levi Ruth, even though Amish, was a strong female character, standing up for herself when needed She did not let her elders or the school board push her around, but yet remained respectful and This is a beautiful book with a beautiful storyline The story just flows so nicely you will be half way done and not even know it There are two things I love to read about Amish fiction and teachers schools and this book combines them both.The character development is excellent I loved both Ruth and Levi Ruth, even though Amish, was a strong female character, standing up for herself when needed She did not let her elders or the school board push her around, but yet remained respectful and obedient Levi was just a sweetheart of a man He was very shy and quiet until he met Ruth who brought him out of his shell.This is a great little romance clean and yet very romantic If you like Amish fiction, I highly recommend this one.This is the first book I have read by this author I am so glad I was introduced to her writing I am sure this book will not be my last

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    Marianne Ellis is a new to me author I liked her style not a lot of vocabulary that I couldn t figure out, no scary scenes I went to bed and didn t worry about the characters a sweet and simple story.As the eldest of seven daughters, a lot of responsibility falls to her since her mother is expecting again Since he s become a deacon, her father has changed from the easy going loving father she knew in her youth Another district needs a teacher she has experience helping at the school in h Marianne Ellis is a new to me author I liked her style not a lot of vocabulary that I couldn t figure out, no scary scenes I went to bed and didn t worry about the characters a sweet and simple story.As the eldest of seven daughters, a lot of responsibility falls to her since her mother is expecting again Since he s become a deacon, her father has changed from the easy going loving father she knew in her youth Another district needs a teacher she has experience helping at the school in her district Will she go If she does, what will that mean to her mother s health and the care of the younger siblings Will she be able to stay with someone her father trusts What about the quiet man who nurtures injured wild animals Will anyone be able to reach the mute young boy

  7. says:

    Ruth Schrock is the oldest of seven daughters She tries so hard to please her father It seems as though she can t ever please him She has such love for life and is such a lively person Ruth is in charge of the cooking, gardening, etc since her mamm was going to have another boppi Am unexpected opportunity happens for Ruth though She is asked to be the teacher in another district This is an opportunity that Ruth would love to have To prove that she can do good so her dad would be proud of Ruth Schrock is the oldest of seven daughters She tries so hard to please her father It seems as though she can t ever please him She has such love for life and is such a lively person Ruth is in charge of the cooking, gardening, etc since her mamm was going to have another boppi Am unexpected opportunity happens for Ruth though She is asked to be the teacher in another district This is an opportunity that Ruth would love to have To prove that she can do good so her dad would be proud of her and happy Ruth goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in the other district She meets Levi She and Levi seem to get along one minute and distant the next Could love be in the air for them THis is a must read book 5 stars

  8. says:

    Ruth gets the opportunity to teach in another district and she finds not only loves teaching but is good at the job Shy Levi is surprised by the zesty newcomer, when Ruth s unconventional ways have good results with the scholars.

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this Amish Seasons Novel I enjoyed the way Ruth faced her challenges and her fears It s rich with Amish customs and terms I also liked how they had a language chart to look up the meaning of some of those terms I look forward to readingof this authors series.

  10. says:

    Great book Loved the characters Ruth and Levi, even tho Levi can be such a dork at times.

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