The Amish Blacksmith (Men of Lancaster County Series #2)

The Amish Blacksmith (Men of Lancaster County Series #2)

by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner

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New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County.

Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla.

Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736957366
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: Men of Lancaster County Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 316,092
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania. www.mindystarnsclark.com

Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include The Shape of Mercy, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008 and a Carol Award winner. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of four young adults. When she's not writing, Susan writes small group curriculum for her San Diego church. Visit Susan at her website: www.susanmeissner.com, on Twitter at @SusanMeissner, or at www.facebook.com/susan.meissner.

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The Amish Blacksmith 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This is a little different that the main character was a Amish guy. I liked reading it and was sad when I had finished reading it. I wanted more. Wanted to know what happens next in his life. I was interested in there lives, I cared about the characters. It is a clean book. Jake Miller was a apprentice blacksmith. He was courting Amanda Shetler. He wanted to work on the side to help people with horse problems. He was living in a guest cottage and fixing it up for rent. He was laid back and happy with his life. Priscilla Kinsinger has come back to her home. Her Mother died six years ago and she has not been back since. She loves the horses. Her family wants her to fit in and stay. So they asked Jake and Amanda to help her reconnect to those single in the area. She would rather be with the horses. Amanda Shetler was determined to be a matchmaker for Priscilla and help her to meet the Amish community. I loved hearing about their Amish lifestyle, working with the horses, how they both had to work through issues that affected them from years ago. Romance angle was lite. They shared scriptures to uplift and help each other through letters. I would read more of the series the Men of Lancaster. The setting was Lancaster Amish settlement modern day. I was given this ebook to read and agreed to give honest review of it in return.
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
 I am a huge fan of Mindy Starns Clark's books and Susan Meissner is a new author to me but the authors did not leave me feeling blue.   I quickly became caught up in Priscilla and Jake's story and I was rooting for Priscilla to open up and make friends with Jake and Amanda and the other Amish members of the community.  When Jake began to fall for Priscilla, I was silently begging her to open up and return his love.   I won't spoil the story for other readers however.  Readers will have to find out for themselves how the conflict is resolved.  5 Stars!  This book is a real winner!    I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  
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coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Amish Blacksmith Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner Book Summary: New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger’s innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla’s mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla’s grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County. Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake’s boss is Priscilla’s uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla. Jake then determines to prove to her that it’s not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness. Review: Enjoyed the majority of the book. I liked Jake and Priscilla, was never sold on Amanda. I did like all the secondary characters like Amos, Owen and the Kinsinger family along with the Miller family. Great sequel and yet a good stand alone book. The thing that I found slow was toward the end. A lot happened yet it seemed to move slower than the beginning and middle. Great ending with believable events throughout. Enjoyed the real faith that was included and scripture use. That was real nice to see slipped in the story with sincere warmth for the scripture picked and used. I would like to thank Net Galley and Harvest House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
bookgirl_2134 More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and clean story. Told from the male's viewpoint, but never boring. Part of a series too, but I wasn't lost  reading it as a stand-alone. Review copy from NetGalley, but my thoughts.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
The Amish Blacksmith is a different piece of Amish fiction to me because it tells the story through a male's eyes. I thought it was a pretty good story. There are times where my heart just ached for the characters but a wonderful way of learning of God's grace. 4 stars.
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
The Amish Blacksmith is a fascinating book. It's the first book I've read that the main character is the Amish man not the woman and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Mystery and romance are brought out in different ways and I thought the authors were excellent in tying together their storyline. I love there were so many characters and each one had their own unique personality. This book captured my interest from the beginning. The Amish Blacksmith is the second book of The Men of Lancaster County series and I highly recommend reading it. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I loved The Amish Blacksmith, I don’t know much about horses, but I really came to appreciate these magnificent creatures of God. I loved some of the in-depth descriptions of the different breeds, which I never knew. I also learned about the feelings, just like I’ve seen in my dogs. As the back of the book describes some of what you are going to read in this book, we see a lot of this through the eyes of Jake Miller, the young blacksmith apprentice. He knew Priscilla as a little girl, and found her charming, but he knew of the terrible tragedy that happened when she lost her parents. Now Priscilla is back for a visit, she has a serious decision to make, and will as she states be returning to Indiana. You can feel an attraction between Jake and Priscilla, but then there is Amanda whom Jake is courting. These are very different relationships, and Jake’s boss and Priscilla’s Uncle has asked him to help his niece by introducing her around in their community, There are some heart wrenching discoveries that happen in this story, and made me just keep turning the pages. I loved visiting this Amish Community, and spending time with these people. I even enjoyed the visit into the English area, even if they were wealthy, though that made it even more interesting. Above all even with adversity and not knowing you were hiding a lot of pain, they put their trust and faith in God to lead their lives. A really great read, from beginning to end. I received this book through Net Galley Reader Program and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.