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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review and Author Giveaway~The Bargain

The Bargain is the first book in Stephanie Reed's new series, Plain City Peace.  I had not previously read anything by this author, so I was excited to read Amish fiction by a new author (new to me, that is). 

Betsie Troyer is a 19-year old Amish girl who lives with her younger sister and parents.  She has agreed to help out her cousin by learning the leather business while he is serving in the military.  Her cousin had purchased a leather business from a family in another city, and Betsie is to live with this family during the week and train in the business. 

Just as Betsie begins this new job, her parents announce they are leaving the Amish faith and home.  They leave Betsie and Sadie behind, and send their elderly aunt to live with them.  The girls are distraught, and decide not to tell anyone in the community that their parents have left the Faith, in the hopes of changing their minds.

With everything going wrong at home, Betsie's life at the Sullivans is not any better.  They are an Englisch family, and Betsie has quite a time learning their ways! Their son Michael, who drives her back and forth to home and work, is a confused young man who is intrigued with Betsie's peaceful Amish ways. 

What I Thought: The Bargain was a great story, with a few aspects I've not read before in other Amish fiction, like  Betsie's parents leaving the Faith and leaving them behind was, as well as Betsie living with a modern, Englisch family.  Stephanie Reed is a talented author, and the story flowed well and kept my attention through to the end.  The characters were interesting, especially the Sullivan family and Michael.  I look forward to reading more in the Plain City Peace series! 

The end of the book includes discussion questions, and two very yummy recipes!  To learn more about  Stephanie Reed and her books, go to her website.  You can purchase The Bargain here.  To read more Litfuse reviews of The Bargain, visit http://litfusegroup.com/author/sreed. 

Stephanie L. Reed is celebrating the release of The Bargain, the first book in her new series, Plain City Peace, with a Kindle Fire 'Bargain Bundle' giveaway!
  One winner will receive a 'Bargain Bundle':
  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Bargain by Stephanie Reed
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 27th. Winner will be announced at the Litfuse blog on October 28th.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on the 28th to see if you won. (Or, better yet, subscribe to their blog {enter your email in the blog sidebar} and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox)!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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