“The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain” by Kelly Long was different from other books I’ve read in the same genre. While the Amish influence and dictates were somewhat the same, there seemed to be a genuine concern and appreciation for the “Englisch” way of life.
The story is about an “Englisch” Amish historian who has come to Ice Mountain, Pennsylvania to study and write a book about the Amish people who live there. He has been granted a lot of leeway by the bishop and is ready to write his book when he makes overtures to one of the girls. Her father and brothers insist on a “shotgun” wedding. Jude Lyons and his new bride, Mary, leave the mountain to live near Jude’s family. However, there are so many secrets and undercurrents with Jude’s parents, that the situation becomes impossible.
You will have to read the book to find out what happens in the end for Jude and Mary’s relationship. This was a really good book. I enjoyed reading this novel and would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy Amish stories.
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