A Widow’s Hope | Mary Ellis Marathon


Today I’m reviewing A Widow’s Hope, the first book in the Miller Family series by the incomparable Mary Ellis.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family.

But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly.

Her deacon brother-in-law finds just about everything about Hannah vexing.

When his widower brother shows interest in the young and beautiful widow, the deacon turns to prayer for guidance.

Hannah thought she could never love again, until she meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller’s only interest is in Hannah’s sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and slow to recognize his daughter’s need for a new mother.

Yet God offers Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his heart again…and love.

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What a wonderful story!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this great story — not what I expected — much more sassy! That’s the way I would describe Hannah Brown. Is she stubborn, willful, independent – or just trying to make her way the best she can…

Hannah moves from Pennsylvania to Ohio, to help her sister, but ends up alienating her brother-in-law — and his brother. After a visit from the elders of the church, things don’t look too good for her.

Wow! I feel like I already know Hannah and Seth, Julia and Simon, all the children, and the others in the community. Mary Ellis is an excellent storyteller; her characters are so vivid, I can’t wait to meet them… wait a minute, they’re not really real… hmm.

All right, so I get a bit carried away — but you probably will, too. I sat beside Seth and Hannah at the auction, I tasted and smelled the onions and grilled peppers on their sandwiches, and my mouth watered at the thought of tasting the chunks of dark chocolate in the ice cream!

So is everything going to work out? I’m not telling… you’ll have to read A Widow’s Hope to find out… but there are lots of surprises along the way.

In the meantime, I’ve just picked up Never Far From Home off the bookshelf – and it’s time to lose myself in Holmes County, Ohio…

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