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Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile. Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
The Kauffman Amish Bakery Collection: A Gift of Grace, A Promise of Hope, A Place of Peace, A Life of Joy, A Season of Love - eBookAmy ClipstonZondervan / 2014 / ePub$16.99Availability: Out of StockCBD Stock No: WW66174EB
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.
Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County.
Izzy5 Stars Out Of 5Child of MineAugust 25, 2014IzzyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beverly Lewis has been my favorite Amish fiction author since her first book, The Shunning, which got me "hooked". I kept putting off purchasing Child of Mine, which she co-authored with her husband, David Lewis. I continually would see it advertised in the catalogs I receive from CBD, read the description, but not add it to my list of "want to reads". Certainly, to a degree, it is a bit different than most of Lewis' novels. However, it has quickly become one of my favorites!
I have only read through approximately two-thirds of the book at this point, but am thoroughly enjoying the read. Usually, I am able by this point in a book, to kind of guess what the outcome will be. However, not this time! I find that I am trying to read a chapter or two every day because as the book goes along, it becomes more intriguing. I am looking forward to the ending. (Sometimes I almost want to cheat and read the last chapter!)
This is the first book I have read that was written by both authors. I may just consider reviewing the books that David Lewis wrote.
Aud5 Stars Out Of 5Child of mineAugust 22, 2014AudQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I Loved the Book.....it had a bit of everything in it....love story.....mystery ...... one surprise after another.....and with a Christian focus. I am passing it around to all my friends.
ShirlcurWestland, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Child of MineAugust 21, 2014ShirlcurWestland, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleA very good collaberation with the husband and wife team of the Lewis's. I love Beverly's books . I think I have read all of them. This one is a mystery of sorts and was different from most of Beverly's books. I always look forward to any thing either of them write. Can't wait till the next one come out. Highly recommend any of their books.
Mrs. White3 Stars Out Of 5Not What I ExpectedAugust 19, 2014Mrs. WhiteQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3The beautiful cover misled me to think the book was about the Amish. It is, in fact, about a modern family who happens to have a shunned Amish woman working for them. The story is about an English (non-Amish) woman, Kelly, who is searching for her daughter.
We meet two families as we go along. We get to know Kelly (the main character) and follow her difficult life. We also get to know Jack and his family. Jack is the one who has an Amish woman working for him.
The book is full of modern sayings, which I consider "slang" talk of the young. It is not a pleasant escape from our current world, as many Amish - based books tend to be.
However, it is very well written, and will hold your attention to the very end.
BookaholicAtlanta (GA)Age: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A good readAugust 13, 2014BookaholicAtlanta (GA)Age: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis have written a very enjoyable book. The cover indicated it might be Amish but it is not. I really loved the cover of the book. It is a good read.
Jack Livingston is raising his 8-yr old niece. Laura is the Amish housekeeper and loves Jack's niece, Nattie, like her own. San is Jack's sister and she thinks it is time for Jack to find a wife to help him raise Nattie. Nattie loves Laura and wants Uncle Jack to marry Laura.
Kelly Maines has been looking for her daughter for almost 9 years as she was kidnapped from the crib. She hires an investigator to help her find her daughter, Emily. Every tip brings hope that she has finally found her.
The characters are well developed as Kelly searches for Emily. Will she ever find her and what then? Would it be a court case? Is she dead or alive?
Kelly meets Jack under false pretenses because she thinks that Nattie just might be her daughter. Is she or is it someone else's daughter? Who is Nattie's mother? Read the book and find out beause you just might not figure it out.
Will Jack ever meet anyone he cares to spend his life with and also be a mother to Nattie? Will Laura be the one even with her Amish upbringing?
I received this book from bookfun.org to review. This is my honest opinion. It is a good read and CBD has a great price.