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Read doc ✓ Annas Gift Hannahs Daughters #3 ✓ Paperback ã ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Annas Gift Hannahs Daughters #3 Author Emma Miller – No one in Seven Poplars Delaware expects Anna Yoder ever to marry Among her six pretty petite sisters big and plain Anna feels like a ploAst the handsome widowed father she has secretly loved for years asks if he can court her Surely Anna has misheard Samuel has his pick of lovely brides She's conv GENRE AMISH ROMANCEPUBLISHER STEEPLE HILLHARLEUINPUBLICATION DATE SEPTEMBER 9 2011RATING 9 OUT OF 10In the latest addition to Emma Miller’s Hannah’s Daughters series Anna Yoder finds herself receiving a surprising marriage proposal After watching all of her older sisters marry and leave the family home Anna longs to be swept off her feet by a suitor but believes this will never happen since she doesn’t have the pretty face or slim figure of her attractive sisters So when handsome widower Samuel Mast asks her to marry him Anna can’t help but wonder if he’s only interested in finding a mother for his children As much as she enjoys spending time with Samuel and his children teaching the girls to bake and cooking for his family Anna isn’t uite ready to say yes With the whole community speculating his proposal she needs to know whether or not Samuel truly cares for her before she can make a decision Soon Samuel finds that he’s having to go through the motions of teenage courtship – and getting to know his potential bride a lot betterHaving read Courting Ruth the first novel in this series a couple of months ago I was pleased to have the opportunity to catch up with the Yoder sisters again Although I skipped on to the third book in the series I can’t say that I felt like I’d missed anything vitally important to the plot As with all Love Inspired novels Anna’s Gift is designed to be read as a standalone novel although readers who are familiar with Emma Miller’s books will enjoy seeing brief appearances from previous characters There are also some new additions in this book as Anna’s younger sisters return from caring to their aging grandmother and the sisters grandmother and an elderly aunt return to Delaware to move into the Yoder home While I don’t think that I enjoyed Anna’s tale of courtship as much as Ruth’s it was still a very sweet story Anna was a very endearing character and the development of her relationship with Samuel made a very fun read This book had two of my favourite contrivances – snowstorms and children When the community is struck by heavy snow while Anna’s mother is out of town Anna finds herself spending a lot of time with her Samuel and his family who are their closest neighbours While normally an unmarried Amish couple wouldn’t be allowed to spend so much time together unsupervised Samuel’s children and Anna’s learning disabled sister would not count this set up allowed for Anna and Samuel to get to know each other better before Samuel broached the subject of married to Anna’s mother It’s not until later in the book that the have a proper courtship which is a strange experience for both of them – Anna having never had a suitor before despite being older than the other courting teenagers and Samuel having been previously married It was interesting to read about a couple in such a situation as few Amish romances have this set up of an older widowed man marrying a much younger woman There were two very realistic issues explored in Anna’s Gift the first of which related directly to Anna’s character Not being slender like her sisters Anna has always felt unworthy of a man’s attention which is further proven by the fact that none of the boys in her community are romantically interested in her So when Samuel expresses his desire to marry her Anna can’t help but wonder if he just wants someone to cook clean and look after his kids After all who would want her – practically an old maid a bit larger than the other women her age and clearly been on the shelf for a while? Her aunt and cousins don’t make matters easier for her but continually suggesting that Samuel could never want her for who she is making Anna worried about whether she’s about to enter a marriage of convenience While the concern over marrying someone for comfort rather than love is one often discussed in Christian novels – particularly historical romances – few realistically portray a young woman’s anxieties over whether her appearance makes her deserving of a husband As someone who was always a bit too gangly and skinny as a teenager with the added bonus of glasses and braces I can sympathise with Anna’s worries over her looks and I’m sure many other readers will find this makes her a relatable characterThe third book in the Hannah’s Daughters series also sees the return of Anna’s younger sisters along with her grandmother and great aunt opening up the floor to explore another very relevant issue – dementia While it’s never overtly explained what illness Anna’s grandmother suffers from or whether it is indeed Alzheimer’s all of the women in Anna’s family have to adjust with their grandmother’s steady decline From making inappropriate comments to strangers in the supermarket to believing that her son is still alive she takes her toll on the Yoder family particularly Hannah who her mother in law is always finding fault with I found the treatment of Anna’s grandmother very touching especially seeing how the Amish make caring for their elderly relatives a priority in their lives This part of the story will particularly resonate with anyone who has witnessed a family member struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s and some of the grandmother’s escapades will definitely put a smile on your faceNot all Christian romance readers are fond of the shorter category novels from Love Inspired but I do encourage fans of Amish fiction to give Emma Miller’s series a try – you might find yourself pleasantly surprised Anna’s Gift would make the perfect stocking filler for the romance fan or an introduction to the genre for a teenage girl I thoroughly enjoyed the latest instalment in the Hannah’s Daughters series and definitely hope to see from Emma Miller in the future Review title provided courtesy of Steeple Hill at Harleuin

doc ð Annas Gift Hannahs Daughters #3 ☆ Emma Miller

No one in Seven Poplars Delaware expects Anna Yoder ever to marry Among her six pretty petite sisters big and plain Anna feels like a plow horse But then Samuel M I read this on the KindleI am working my way through this series this is the 3rd book in the seriesI enjoyed this book in it people was not kind about Anna who believes she fat ugly which Samuel don't believe neither does her family they all tell her she has beauty inside outHer Aunt Martha well she not too nice as the wife of a Deacon i surprise at her also that the deacon don't say It worth reading i do feel if you want to read the series you should do it in order i will be starting the 4th one shortly

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Annas Gift Hannahs Daughters #3Inced he seeks a wife only as a mother for his five children Or could a man like Samuel actually have a very romantic reason for wanting Anna by his side forever? This is a wonderful series