Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice (The Amish Classics, Book 1) by Sarah Price

Book Description:  Will pride and prejudice keep the Blank sisters from finding love?

With five daughters and no sons, Daed and Maem Blank are anxious to find their girls suitors who might eventually take over their family farm. When news arrives that Charles Beachey, the son of a prominent Amish farmer, will be returning from Ohio with his cousin Frederick, they are hopeful that the young men might be good matches for their daughters.

The oldest daughter, Jane, starts courting Charles, a well-mannered and very respectful young man, but her younger sister Lizzie is not interested in either courtship or Frederick. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him, finding him full of pride and disdain for her family’s way of life. But in a community and culture where pride is scorned, Lizzie must learn that first impressions can be dangerous and people are not always who they seem to be. 

This Amish retelling of the popular Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice is a beautiful take on the power of love to overcome class boundaries and prejudices that will win your heart.

My Thoughts:  I love Pride and Prejudice so when I saw this "Amish" version of 
Pride and Prejudice I was intrigued!
Five daughters and no sons! Not a great thing for an Amish farmer but to his 
credit Daed Blank (and Maem) 
love their girls. But how will their daughters, all five of them, find worthy 
husbands?!? When word gets out that 
Amish young men, Charles and his cousin Frederick, are returning from Ohio 
Daed is hopeful that his daughters
 will have a chance at marriage. Jane, the oldest, begins dating Charles but 
Lizzie the next daughter has 
no interest at.all! in dating Frederick! Ugh! He disgusts her! But Lizzie finds 
that first impressions can be dangerous. 
This story goes "along the lines" of Pride and Prejudice, somewhat. The storyline
 is not"copied" from 
Pride and Prejudice, more like a different culture with the same feelings and 
characters. Rather incredible, 
to me, how the author made this such a grand read with the same "feelings" 
as a classic but yet.so.different.
First Impressions is a story of trusting God and looking to Him for our needs.
 This is definitely 
an "Amish classic" for me! I truly enjoyed this romantic Amish read! But don't 
take my word for it, 
go grab your copy of First Impressions for you summer reading enjoyment!

*This book was provided for review by Bookteria*

  • Series: The Amish Classics (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621366073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621366072

1 comment:

  1. Loved this book! Read all three in the series!