Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review A Simple Change by:Judith Miller

A Simple Change (Home to Amana #2)
About the Book:
Joining the communal society of the Amana Colonies isn't what Jancey Rhoder planned for her future, but when unforeseen circumstances force her family to make some difficult decisions, she chooses to give up her teaching position in a Kansas City orphanage and move with her parents to Iowa.
Her besotted suitor, Nathan Woodward, isn't at all happy about the move and is determined to get Jancey to change her mind. And Jancey herself isn't sure what she's gotten herself into when the simple life of the Amana Colonies means she'll be assigned a job and may have to give up teaching for good. Will Nathan woo her back to the city, or will she be forever changed by the mysterious events and new relationships that await her in the quiet villages of the Amana Colonies--and decide to make this unique place her forever home?


Judith McCoy Miller
About the Author:
Judith McCoy Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.

My Review:
 Jancey Rhoder is perfectly happy with her simple existence alongside her father and ailing mother. She teaches the children at the town orphanage. They delight in her care and affection for them. A delight that is mutually felt by her also. She comes home one day to find that her carefree life is coming  to a bend in the road and they must make a change for the health of her mother.

 Living in Kansas City , she lived alot differently than she has come to know in the Amana Colonies. She will soon learn that it is going to get some getting use to. In the colonies things are done differently. Jobs are assigned to you which is something that you can tell rubs her the wrong way. Its not long before Jancey realizes that such a change will be a long arduous one for her.

 The author did a lovely job with the story line. The book has some very strong characters that really drive the dialogue to new heights. So much so that I could imagine the conversations contained therein right in front of me.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.