Today I am reviewing Second Chances, the third book in The Amish Classics series by Sarah Price.
Here is a brief synopsis:
At twenty-five years of age, Anna Eicher has never married.
When she was seventeen, her parents convinced her to break off her courtship with Freman Whittmore, the youngest son in the Whittmore family and her best friend. Afterward, a distraught Freman moved away from Lancaster County.
Eight years later Freman has returned to visit his sister, who is renting the Eichers’ house for the winter. Now the owner of the largest dairy farm in his church district, Freman has neither married—nor forgiven Anna.
Although he begins courting someone else, Anna hopes to convince him that she has never stopped loving him.
Will Freman be persuaded to forgive Anna and open his heart again?
No one writes a Jane Austin re-telling like Sarah Price!
First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice (Amish Classics #1)
The Matchmaker: A re-telling of Emma (Amish Classics #2)
Second Chances: A re-telling of Persuasion (Amish Classics #3)
Ms. Price is just amazing… I have read the titles shown above – and I have learned that book #4 – Sense and Sensibility – will be released next year, and I’m so excited about this series!
Honestly, when you begin reading, the story doesn’t immediately remind you of Persuasion, but keep reading… you’ll see it.
Anna Eicher and Freman Whittmore… well, I admit it broke my heart when she told him she couldn’t marry him, but Anna’s hurt was so tangible, I truly felt her misery as she struggled with being reminded of what she gave up whenever she was around him.
Sarah Price is a genius at creating complex characters and frustrating family members – it began with First Impressions and she’s still doing a marvelous job. While the characters are authentically Amish, Ms. Price does a superb job showing the Amish ways, yet the original Jane Austen story shines through!
On a personal note, I love reading Sarah Price’s Amish stories… which is why it perturbed me to read that a fan had requested that Sarah not write another re-telling of a Jane Austen novel – I totally get the connection – it’s a great re-telling… and I hope Sarah graces us, her faithful Amish readers, with many more re-tellings of Jane Austin novels.
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt