Still grieving, she has been staying with her grandparents in Florida to distance herself from the painful memories.
Wayne will always be crippled and Jolene will always be deaf - because of her. Rumors start flying, a mysterious package ends up on her doorstep, and then she is befriended by an old friend, Freeman Bontrager, who can relate to some of the things Katie is experiencing. Katie and Freeman both insist they are only friends.
It would hurt too much to love and lose again. But, God is in control, and all works out for the good for those who love the Lord. As someone who grew up in the Midwest surrounded by Amish culture, and one who has experienced depression and panic attacks, I can attest to the validity and accuracy of what Brunstetter writes. She infuses her writing with German words and phrases that give her dialogue authenticity. Though some of the plot was predictable and some of the dialogue was awkward, the strength of this book are the characters, the details of Amish culture, the faith that is shared, the moral lessons one can learn, and the heartfelt treatment of complex emotional issues.
I would like to read more by this author. Some people say her writing is too simplistic, but I enjoy her style. This was a quick read for a slow reader like me.
The words she uses seems to fit the Plain people and the simple way they live. Unlike many English outsiders, the Amish focus on the basic things in life: faith, friends, and family. I received this book as part of the Early Reviewers Program. I will be looking for the third. Nov 14, Cindy rated it really liked it. Indiana Cousins Book 2 Wanda E. She returns to her home, for her cousin's wedding after staying in Florida with her grandparents.
However she cannot go back to Florida with her grandmother because they are moving to Wisconsin. Katie really doesn't want to be at home. Since she has gotten home, she has had panic attacks, and they seem to Indiana Cousins Book 2 Wanda E. Since she has gotten home, she has had panic attacks, and they seem to get more frequent, and leave her more in a fog than the last one.
Friends and family want to help Katie, but she is afraid to mention the attacks, afraid people will think she is crazy.
Instead a gossipy friend jumps to conclusions and spreads rumors out of jealousy. An old friend from school who just moved back to the area, reaches out to Katie, because he recognizes her panic attacks, having had them himself as a young teen. Without realizing it, they each fall for each other, thinking that neither one is interested in the other. A tale that ends in love, it is very interesting how this author handled and presented this story. This has perhaps been one of the best stories I have read in the Amish story genre, there is no Englisher falling in love with an Amish person, there is no Amish person deciding their faith, to stay or leave.
But is a story from within, a story of an Amish girl with a serious problem, and how the Amish family and friends help her. I truly enjoyed this story.
Boy likes girl; girl likes boy. Sep 30, Rosemarie rated it really liked it. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. The ending while expected did make me a little sad, because of how Katie just gave up her wants to be with someone. I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others. Women will become excited as they see that God's calling is a powerful privilege filled with meaning and purpose.
There were things in the story that made me wonder, but after speaking with a friend who has researched in this area a lot, I became aware that the possibility was there. This book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment was received for this review. Aug 26, Paula-O added it. Cousins and their life's journey Katie had been swatting at a bee in the van when the driver looked backwards to see what was all the commotion and lost control and ran into a tree. She has much guilt feeling the accident was her fault for being panic stricken.
When she didn't seem to get better her Cousins and their life's journey When she didn't seem to get better her parents sent her to florida to live with her grandparents and she was some better there. She returns to her amish community a year later for a wedding of one of the cousins Lorraine. Katie has panic attacks but doesnt let anyone know about them and her family is worried because she is alone too much and very nervous about the simplest of things.
Freeman had moved to the area not long before Katie returned and he felt he could help Katie because he too had panic attacks when he was young boy so he befriends Katie. The story has a young amish girl who constantly repeats things she has heard and becomes known as a gossip which is rare for the amish. Eunice had lost a boyfriend before because of this problem and it is looking like history is repeating itself "will she ever learn to curb her tongue"? This is a great story of many young people who happen to be cousins living day to day lives and the problems that arise and how their faith helps them to live through thier perils Aug 22, Jo rated it liked it Shelves: first-reads , A Cousin's Prayer is an acceptable book about the challenges of life, love, and blah blah blah.
It gains points for not being like most icky romances today and skipping the icky sex scenes and, largely, the icky sex. But I wasn't thrilled with the main character's sudden acceptance of the Christian beliefs; doubts are doubts and they don't go away because a pretty boy says they should, which is how Katie accepting Jesus as her savior seemed to me.
Maybe an attempt at subtle inquiries to others about if they ever had any religious doubts. Also, as with most strictly-romance novels, I found the plot formulaic and trite. Boy likes girl; girl likes boy. Boy and girl are kept apart by A, B, C, and D, but eventually make it through all obstacles to live happily ever after.
But in the end, none of this matters because the pair is in love. I like the overall idea, so I can't entirely dislike any book that follows a pattern like this; but when it does follow the pattern so very well, I find myself disappointed. I received a free copy through FirstReads in exchange for an honest review. Aug 29, Ruth rated it liked it.
Before this book started, her boyfriend was killed in a van accident. The two of them, along with some friends, were going out-of-town in a van they rented for the day. A bee got in the van, she screamed, the driver looked at her, lost control of the van, and the accident happened.
In the same accident, her cousin's fiancee lost his leg and another cousin lost her hearing. Needless to say, she is carrying a lot of guilt and anxiety. Her parents sent her to stay with her grandparents in Florida after the accident. This book starts when they return for her to be an attendant in the wedding of the cousin whose fiancee lost his leg. She starts having anxiety attacks. This story follows her as well as her cousin. Katie is still in love with her dead boyfriend, but starts to have feelings for Freeman, a man she has known since childhood. However, a newcomer to the community has set her cap for Freeman.
Who will win his heart? I've read quite a few of Wanda Brunstetter's books. I read her White Christmas Pie about a year ago. I like Brunstetter's stories, and if you like stories about the Amish, I think you'll like this one too. However, I find her writing to be weak, and I don't really know how to explain why I feel that way. In short, if you are one of those people who will read anything about the Amish, this book should be fine; if not, I'd pass. Oct 07, Laura rated it really liked it. At first, Katie wants to refuse to go, but she reluctantly agrees when her granny suggests that she goes with her.
Freeman Bontrager has been interested in Katie since their schooldays. Now that she is home from Florida, Freeman worries that something is wrong with Katie. Now she is being forced to stay in Indiana in the community that has far too many memories. Will Katie be willing to let go of the past, and find a new love?
I enjoyed getting to know Freeman and Katie. Katie is definitely a wounded character and has a lot of issues to work through. I did grow to care for Freeman. Katie never completely won my sympathy, though I tried. A recipe and discussion questions are included at the end of the book. If you were able to walk around this town, invisible to the inhabitants, you would be highly entertained by goings-on. There is a young woman intent on snagging a husband and will let nothing and no one get in her way. Spreading gossip - including tales of a supposed pregnancy - about someone she sees as her rival is just one of her tricks.
An over-bearing mother lives the community, and she is determined to tell her daughter how to think and what to do. Then there is a young man who needs someo If you were able to walk around this town, invisible to the inhabitants, you would be highly entertained by goings-on. But his bossy sister is not the one to take on that job, though she tries mightily. These characters and others make up the Amish community in this tale.
Poor Katie is trying to come to grips with the accident that killed her boyfriend. Dealing with this emotional challenge, she is overwhelmed by panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. Her symptoms give fodder to the town gossips. Will no one come to her rescue, or must Katie flee? Well, some of these characters are textbook stereotypes, and the end is quite predictable, proving guys are clueless, even the Amish ones, but will finally see the light.
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