Book Description Betsie Troyer knows life will be so much simple again, now that she s back in her Amish home Or so she thought before Sheila Sullivan reenters her life Now with 2 men, one english and one amish, an English little girl to cheer up, and a nasty pony, Betsie finds herself frazzled then ever Trying to regain Charley Yoder s trust, however, is easier said then done Especially when Michael insists on sending her lettersand she insists on responding to them Now, as she eagerly awaits hearing from the Englischer, she begins to wonder if she s made the right decision if she even wants Charley to trust her again With all these feelings, will her life ever be back in order again Charley Yoder can t believe Betsie would defy her promise just minutes after she made it That s not the only thing making his blood boil thoug The Bachelor, a complex novel that is the second in the Plain City Peace series by Stephanie Reed, can be enjoyed as a stand alone book If one were to read The Bargain, the first novel, prior to reading this one, the reading experience would be richer by far to meet the characters and see the occurrences that immediately preceded this novel The Bachelor is written about Plain City, Ohio, Amish in the 1970 s when life in this country seemed to change daily The communities where Amish lived changed quickly as a result of the occurrences and growing immorality around the country Betsie Troyer tried desperately to cling to family and friends, even as they were moving some to Missouri where land was affordable, some completely leaving the Amish culture while seeking the move of the Holy Spirit in Christian churches Betsie s parents had been away for weeks, a This Sequel To The Bargain, Betsie Troyer Is Back Home In Her Amish Community Where She Knows She Belongs, Free From The Confusing Englisher Way Of Life She And Charley Yoder Have Made Promises To Each Other, And Her Life Is Back On Track Until Gerald Sullivan Shows Up With His Young Daughter, Asking For Betsie S Help He S On His Way To Find His Estranged Wife, And Begs Betsie To Take Young Sheila In When She Agrees, Betsie S Carefully Planned Life Is Trailer À The Bachelor (Plain City Peace #2) PDF by À Stephanie Reed Shaken Up Again Sheila S Newfound Faith Is Troubling To Charley And His Attraction To Another Girl Is Beginning To Be A Problem But How Can Betsie Confront Him When She Is Still Trying To Confront Her Own Feelings About Sheila S Brother, Michael Keeping The Peace Between The Amish Man She S Always Loved, A Twelve Year Old Englisher Girl, And A Draft Dodging Hippie Is Than She Ever Thought She D Have To Deal With In Her Simple, Orderly Life Still, Betsie Is Convinced She Can Keep Things From Falling Apart Completely Then During Her Best Friend S Wedding, Tragedy Strikes And Her World Is Upended She Has To Make A Decision Does She Love Charley Or Michael Or Is She Craving A Deeper Love That Only God Can Give The Compelling Second Novel Of The Plain City Peace Series, The Bachelor Deftly Weaves Together The Strands Of A Solid, Simpler Time With The Turmoil Of An Era Of Change, Revealing The Strengths Of Both In Its Powerful Narrative I received this book from Kregel Publications for no charge in exchange for an honest review of this book The opinions expressed here are my own. Book Description In this sequel to The Bargain, Betsie Troyer is back home in her Amish community where she knows she belongs, free from the confusing Englisher way of life She and Charley Yoder have made promises to each other, and her life is back on track until Gerald Sullivan shows up with his young daughter, asking for Betsie s help He s on his way to find his estranged wife, and begs Betsie to take young Sheila in When she agrees, Betsie s carefully planned life is shaken up again Sheila s new found faith is troubling to Charley and his attraction to another girl is beginning to Title The Bachelor Place City Peace 2 Author Stephanie ReedPages 256Year 2014Publisher Kregel introduction to this fabulous author was her novel, Across the Wide River, which is a totally separate story from this series I really enjoy this author s tales, but was disappointed to learn that book three of this series, The Bride, won t be coming out till 2016. The Bachelor picks up where The Bargain left off with the central figures being the Troyer family in Ohio Now Betsie s younger brother comes back from being away helping another brother Abijah however has changed and it is the latest challenge for Betsie to manage Charley and Betsie have planned to marry since they were kids Now Charley seems to assertive into the life of Betsie and the running of the farm The real reason for pushing and pursuing Betsie may be less than gentlemanly and Seventeen old Betsie Troyer, and her teenage brother and sister, Abijah and Sadie, are left to fend for themselves when their parents leave the Amish faith and move away They are faced with the shame of their parent s shunning because they accepted Christ as their Savior The children pray fervently that their parents will see the error of their ways and return In the mean time they must carry on with Betsy trying to be both father and mother to her siblings The pressure she faces is incredible. Charley, Betsie s intended beau since childhood, comes frequently to assist with the chores and repairs that require a man He seems sincerely devoted in helping her, but is he Michael, an Englisher friend of many years who has moved away continues to write her She treasures his friendship, as he truly understands her To add to her already heavy load, a man she has ß The Bachelor (Plain City Peace #2) ß Title THE BACHELORAuthor Stephanie ReedPublisher KregelOctober 2014ISBN 978 0825442162Genre Amish Women s fictionIn this sequel to The Bargain, Betsie Troyer is back home in her Amish community where she knows she belongs, free from the confusing Englisher way of life She and Charley Yoder have made promises to each other, and her life is back on track until Gerald Sullivan shows up with his young daughter, asking for Betsie s help He s on his way to find his estranged wife, and begs Betsie to take young Sheila in. When she agrees, Betsie s carefully planned life is shaken up again Sheila s newfound faith is troubling to Charley and his attraction to another girl is beginning to be a problem But how can Betsie confront him when she is still trying to confront her own feelings about Sheila s brother, Michael Keeping the peace between the Amish man she s always loved, a twelve year old Eng I get so aggravated at myself when I request a book to review only to find out it is the second in a series and I have yet to read the first I really need to pay attention to this Sometimes this is not a problem, but often then not it is better to read a series in order So, with that being said, that is what happened to me with The Bachelor. The Bachelor by Stephanie Reed is book two in the Plain City Peace Series As I mentioned, I did not read the first book in the series and I feel like this really took away from the book for me I felt lost and unconnected to the characters, especially at first It seemed as if I was missing the first part of the story and I guess I was, I think this book picked up right where the first one left off The end of The Bachelor is a bit of a cliff hanger so I am sure that book three is going to pic
Nineteen year old Betsie Troyer is glad to be back in her Amish community, but she knows that her family is on shaky ground because her parents Fannie and Noah left the faith in order to become Christians Her aunt Lovina tried convincing them to come back but instead she left the faith as well Betsie has plans to marry Chaley Yoder and become a good Amish wife When she is ask to keep her Englisher s twelve year old daughter Sheila,she knows she shouldn t but does it anyway Added to that is the fact that she is pretty close friends with Sheila s brother and things just seem to keep getting complicated I read quite a bit of Amish fiction and sometimes I find a really stand out series and Plain City Peace is one of them I like that this series takes place in Plain City, Ohio and the time period of the seventies isn t one that I often This is the second book in the Plain City Peace series It is wonderful There seems to be a bit of controversy in the Amish and Mennonite churches during this time period I keep hoping that Betsies parents will come home or convince her to move Betsie thinks she is in love with Charley or is she really in love with Michael You will want to read The Bargain before reading this book so you know what is going on I am looking forward to the next book to see how this all ends I can t wait I received this book from book fun. org for a fair and honest opinion.
Stephanie Reed lives on the outskirts of Plain City, Ohio, site of a once thriving Amish community She gleans ideas for her novels from signs glimpsed along the byways of Ohio, as she did for her previous books The Bargain, Across the Wide River, and The Light Across the River.