The Rose of Lancaster County - The Complete Series

The Rose of Lancaster County - The Complete Series

by Murray Pura

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Rose Lantz is overjoyed with her life. Her Amish family has a lovely farm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, she has a good friend in Lydia Beiler who loves to quit with her, her faith in God is strong and her Amish community warm and supportive, and she is engaged to be married to a handsome young man. But she came to the American Colonies when she was 10 and can still remember the persecution the Amish people fled in Germany. So when Lydia is accused of witchcraft by those outside the Amish community she is quick to help her friend's lawyer and speak up on behalf of Lydia during the trial. But her passionate defence of Lydia draws attention to her and soon it is Rose who is facing charges of being a witch. The charges sound so convincing that friends and family turn away from her. Even her fiancé breaks off his engagement. Soon Rose is on her own to face her accusers with no one to help but God. And one brave young man she had never paid any attention to before.

Murray Pura was born and raised in the Mennonite country of southern Manitoba. He began writing at an early age and his first story was published in a US Christian magazine when he was 16. Since that time Murray has published more than a dozen books and has been the recipient of a number of writing awards. His works include the Amish American novels A Bride's Flight From Virginia City, Montana; The Wings of Morning; and The Face of Heaven. A pastor for 25 years, Murray currently lives and writes in southern Alberta.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016712437
Publisher: Trestle Press
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Series: The Rose of Lancaster County , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 222,877
File size: 693 KB

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The Rose of Lancaster County - The Complete Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tracykrausswrtr More than 1 year ago
The Rose of Lancaster County by Murray Pura unfolds like a miniseries with enough drama at the end of each segment to keep the reader wanting more. It takes place in the British colony of Pennsylvania in the 1720s and centres around Rose Lantz, a simple farmer’s daughter whose strong faith is put to the test through various trials. Witch-hunts, forbidden love, physical injury, rioting mobs – through it all, her faith is her anchor. Action, intrigue, romance, beautiful descriptions, and authentic historical elements make this a satisfying read from start to finish. It is, quite simply, a beautiful book.
MarB1 More than 1 year ago
Rose Lantz and her family came to America to flee the persecution of the Amish people in Switzerland. Lydia Beiler is Rose’s best friend and together they are working on a lovely rose quilt. They often work in the rose garden where there’s peace and joy while quilting in the fragrance of blooming roses. But their happiness will soon come to an end when Lydia is accused of witchcraft and taken to jail. Ethan Daniels is everything Rose despises—he lives like a wild man in the woods and spends a lot of time hunting in the forest. A man like that has to be avoided by her people. But after he rescued Rose and Lydia from the wrath of some Englishers in town, Rose must admit to herself he is not so bad after all. Indeed, his beautiful poetic words leave her confused and blushing—confused because she has promised to marry a young Amish farmer soon. She cannot help but enjoy all the attention Ethan is giving her, but…he is not Amish and she cannot believe he will ever change his ways and join the Amish. When her Amish fiancé gives her an ultimatum, she must make a very difficult decision. During Lydia’s trial we witness a bit of how different court was handled in Colonial America. Rose speaks up for her friend and this is when the hatred of the English community shifts from Lydia to Rose. Soon Rose finds herself in trouble with no one to help her but God… I enjoyed The Rose of Lancaster County immensely! What a fantastic story with great characters and…oh, the romance!! Mr. Pura knows what a woman wants in a romance story and he happily pens it down for us all to enjoy.  I love how he captures female feelings like no other male author I have read. He is a master in spinning a captivating tale and this story is proof of that—he had me on the edge of my seat several times. What more can I say? From the beginning to the end – it is all Pura Enjoyment!