A Little Bit of Charm

A Little Bit of Charm A Little Bit of Charm the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis s New Beginnings series is about fresh startsd how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for Aft

  • Title: A Little Bit of Charm
  • Author: MaryEllis
  • ISBN: 9780736938686
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Little Bit of Charm, the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis s New Beginnings series, is about fresh startsd how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes of their own with husbands who adore them, Rachel King yearns for a new beA Little Bit of Charm, the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis s New Beginnings series, is about fresh startsd how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes of their own with husbands who adore them, Rachel King yearns for a new beginning Her cousin Sarah lives near a thoroughbred stable in Kentucky, and working around beautiful horses is Rachel s dream come true She leaves Lancaster County to find a job at Twelve Elms Stables and believes God has answered her prayers.And then she meets Jake, an attractive and charming Englisch man At first she refuses to go out with him, but he eventually convinces her to give him a chance When Amish men who also wish to date Rachel start encountering strange mishaps, she wonders if Jake is really who he seems to be.What does a young woman do when her heart is pulled in two directions

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    1. Mary Ellis has written twenty one novels Her debut book, A Widow s Hope, was nominated for a 2010 Carol Award Living in Harmony, won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction while Love Comes to Paradise won the 2013 Lime Award She is currently writing Secrets of the South Mysteries Book one, Midnight on the Mississippi, was a finalist for the RT Magazine s Reviewer s Choice Award, and finalist for Daphne Du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery Suspense Her current book is Sunset in Old Savannah She can be found on the web at maryellis orfacebook pages Mar

    2. This is good. I really enjoyed it. I will miss the series if it's over. Highly recommended if you've read the other two.

    3. MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKWith her older sisters married and having a home of their own, Rachel King’s life was a pretty lonely one. She lives with her cousin Sarah, after losing their parents to a horrible house fire. When a job became available at Twelve Elms Stables, this was a dream come true for Rachel. She now lives in a little Amish community called Charm, Kentucky, but Rachel wasn’t expecting to be ‘charmed’ by the Englisch stable owner like she was. But what could become of a rela [...]

    4. Following the tragic death of her parents, Rachel King remained with her grandparents and younger sister in Pennsylvania while her two older sisters forged new lives for themselves in Maine and Missouri. Although she longs to settle down and marry, she doesn’t feel comfortable attending singings and courting local Amish men when she can’t shake the memories of the fire that took her parents’ lives. In desperate need of a change of location, Rachel sets out to visit a Mennonite relative in [...]

    5. Am so glad I came across this author this year. I have enjoyed all three books and loved the different paths each sister took. A little bit of charm was my favorite of the three as the ending was not what I expected. I love when a book can surprise me, especially a good surprise. My only dislike is that there is no more books in this series I'm imagining what becomes of baby sister Beth.

    6. This story broke my heart constantly and consistently in a sweet, beautiful way. Jake’s yearning for Rachel is painful to read as their love is forbidden: she is Amish, he is an Englisher, and not a very Christian Englisher. But to see him so in love and crazy about her was heartbreaking. Part of me wanted to root for him, and part of me was afraid to do so because I didn't want to get too attached knowing that in the end, they might not get together. And that is the reason why A Little Bit of [...]

    7. A Little Bit of Charm, the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis's New Beginnings series, is about fresh startsd how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes of their own with husbands who adore them, Rachel King yearns for a new beginning. Her cousin Sarah lives near a thoroughbred stable in Kentucky, and working around beautiful horses is Rachel's dream come [...]

    8. New beginnings are often hard to predict, but after the death of her parents in a housefire change is all that twenty year old Rachel King can think about. It's hard to leave her younger sister Beth and grandparents behind in PA but decides to head to Kentucky to live with her aunt Sarah in the hopes of fulfilling her dream of working with horses. When she lands a job giving tours at Twelve Elms Stables, she couldn't be happier, and soon finds herself in a friendship with Jake Brady the owners s [...]

    9. I had the privilege of reading A Little Bit of Charm, book #3 in The New Beginning Series by Ms. Mary Ellis. Wow - I have so thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Amy and Nora, from book #1 and #2, and this book about Rachel’s journey was just as spectacular. I love how Ms. Ellis has created such unique personalities for each and every one of the sisters, as though they were a real family down the street where I live. When I started reading this book, I was amazed how once again God did it. The t [...]

    10. Title: A LITTLE BIT OF CHARMAuthor: Mary EllisPublisher: Harvest HouseSeptember 2013ISBN: 978-0736938686Genre Amish RomanceSeries: New Beginnings seriesRachel King has always wanted to work with horses, but when her handsome boss sweeps her off her feet, she starts to doubt everything in life, including her Amish faith. Horse breeder and trainer, Jake Brady dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby with his new colt. But how much is he willing to risk for a chance at fame and fortune? A Little Bit of [...]

    11. A Little Bit of Charm by Mary Ellis the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series, is about fresh starts…and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for. After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes of their own with husbands who adore them, Rachel King yearns for a new beginning. Her cousin Sarah lives near a thoroughbred stable in Kentucky, and working around beautiful horses i [...]

    12. I my honest opinion is this is a great love story an struggle between strong Amish and Baptist belief. Rachel King an Amish girl always wanted to work with horses. Rachel left Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, after her parents were kill in a fire. She went to live with her cousin a Mennonite Sarah and her husband Isaac Stoll who lived near a Thoroughbred stable in Kentucky. Sarah and Isaac had a chicken farm, but Rachel and the chicken didn't get along! When Rachel went and applied for a job at t [...]

    13. Oh, how I hate to see this series end…After getting to know Amy and Nora, now we get to know Rachel. After losing their parents in a house fire, they’ve each grown and matured – and their journeys have taken them from Lancaster to Harmony, Maine… Paradise, Missouri… and Charm, Kentucky.I’m hoping Mary will write another sequel with Beth, the youngest King daughter – it would also be a great time to catch us up on what’s happening with Amy, Nora and Rachel, too.Mary Ellis did such [...]

    14. I had never read a book by this author before so I didn't know what to expect but I was pretty surprised by the humor laced throughout this book. Rachel King is a very likable young woman, trying to find her way in the world after the unexpected death of her parents. Jake Brady is also trying to find his way in the world, putting all his effort and money towards raising a Kentucky Derby winner. They both like each other but the Amish vs. the Englisch world is a major hurdle between them. I reall [...]

    15. This is a romance I think you'll enjoy. I'd give it a solid four and a half thumbs up.Rachel King has concocted a crazy plan, one that could get her in trouble with her Amish and Mennonite family. Plain folks don't hold with Amish girls wearing blue jeans and T-shirts.She hasn't been baptised yet, and technically that means she is allowed a bit of leeway, but still Still, she wants so much to work with those horses in Kentucky. If only she can get work on a ranch. And she can. And the boss is ve [...]

    16. OK book, OK story. But the Plain life, snobbery, was so heavy it sickened me. Plain folks are the only ones that can give gifts, well decent gifts according to the story. The wedding gifts given were picked apart when it came to "Englisher" gifts, but the Plain gifts were not picked apart. Plain faith are the only ones that have faith, the rest of us do not. But I figured it out, we Englishers have stronger faith, we live in the world where we have to rub elbows with those that do not have faith [...]

    17. Rachel loves horses and leaves her home in Lancaster County in her desire to work with Thoroughbreds. She finds a job she loves in Charm, Kentucky. Equally enticing is her boss, Jake Brady, and he likes her. She shouldn't encourage him. After all, he's an Englisher and she's happy being Amish. Surely being friends is okay, and maybe a kiss or two. She visits the Baptist church with Jake and is entranced. Baptist, Amish, they're both Christian. Why should it matter which church one attends?Jake w [...]

    18. Series The New Beginnings book #3"A Little Bit of Charm" by Mary EllisThis book tells the story of Rachel King who has a love of horses, she goes to Ky to stay with a cousin Sarah for awhile and finds a job doing tours at a horse ranch there and thinks she has found her niche. When she starts to have attraction to the son of the owner Jake, she knows this may lead to trouble for an Amish girl like herself.She sheds her amish clothes for jeans to work in and before long thinks it is ok to go out [...]

    19. A Little Bit of Charm is the third book in The New Beginnings series. It is not necessary to have read books one and two to understand this novel. It actually has very little to do with those books except a few references to events in the past.While I found the story charming, it was also a bit slow for me. The conflict was mostly internal, when it occurred. I didn't connect with Jake or Rachel--despite my love for all things horses--which made it hard for me to "get into" their story. Throughou [...]

    20. Just finished A Little Bit of Charm by Mary Ellis. It's #3 in The New Beginnings Series. Those who have read #1 and #2 will get a micro-mini-update of the key characters in those books.The plot of this book was just a bit far-fetched (mho-oc) but the author did a good job of making it as believable as possible. Rachel is likable throughout. Jake -- well, I just find it hard to believe that he struck out at dating so many times.At times you'll find the character Sarah, Rachel's cousin, to be not [...]

    21. Rachel King loves working with horses, but not like most Amish girls do. She wants to ride thoroughbreds. Riding in an Amish dress isn't exactly practical. When Rachel takes a job at a thoroughbred horse farm, she doesn't expect to fall for the horseman as well as the horses.An avid horse racing fan, I cringed at the repeated mention of yearling races. Yearlings don't race. Horses are started racing as 2-year-olds. But it doesn't bother the story or the romance between Rachel and Jake. The faith [...]

    22. Good story and a bit different than most Amish themed stories. It is well written and true to life. Will she leave the Amish life and go with an Englisher and embrace his religion is the big question in this book? I'm not a horse person but it reads to me as if the author did a lot of research to make everything believeable. Likeable characters that have a real life problem because they come from different backgrounds and religions. How they work this out is handled well in the book. I will be l [...]

    23. Really enjoyed this one. I live close to Casey County in KY and that made this book all the more interesting to me. I think I like the earlier books in the series more than this one. I think that is because the other books were more about an Amish community. This one was about a Mennonite Community but we see more of the English world at the horse farm. I also really liked the addition of the polio theme among the plain and trying to get them to get the vaccinations. Overall really cute story.

    24. I liked the ending to this cute series. I am going to hop right into Mary Ellis' Wayne County series next. This was a nice ending to the trilogy but I didn't think that Rachel was as interesting of a character as Nora or Amy was. I did however like all the descriptions of horse and horse ranching. I definitely recommend this as one of the best Amish/ Mennonite serie out there. The characters are realistic and not overly romanticized and their lives are realistic and interesting. This would be a [...]

    25. A good story by Mary Ellis. This is the third book of the New Beginnings series. I was happy with the ending except for one thing (which I won't reveal here, don't want to spoil the book for anyone). Rachel King, the main character has to decide if she will remain Amish or follow her heart and marry Jake Brady an Englischer. Jake has to come to terms with his own life on the family ranch and what is truly important to him. Not sure if this is the last in the series but the ending does leave it o [...]

    26. Mary Ellis has another Great Book once you start this book you will not want to put it down until the very last page then you will want it to go on, Even if you did not read the first 2 book you will be able to follow the story, it is fantastic. This book shows you that there is Power in Prayer and that God is with you always.Rachel wants a new beginning and she finds it you will love this book. and the chicken recipe at the end is awesome

    27. This was a nice Amish story even if quite predictable. We all know that Rachel is going to turn English and marry Jake but it takes the author quite awhile to complete the story. Lots of horse information that you would have to be a horse owner to understand. Would prefer a more truly Amish book.

    28. Loved itThis is a great read . I have read the other two. In this book Rachel visit her cousin in Kentucky to work on her cousin's chicken farm but she wanted another job also ,she went to work for a handsome English man. This is where it gets exciting. Will she be able to stay true to her faith ??One of the best reads in a long time! Read it you will be glad you did.

    29. This book was a big disappointment. I had read Vol, 1 & 2 of the New Beginnings series and expected this one to be as good. Especially at the end. It finished too abruptly, as though the author had gotten bored with her work and wanted to get it over with. There was so much more that could have been related to bring the book to a satisfying end.

    30. Another great book by Mary Ellis. Rachel King decides to stay with her cousin Sarah. Rachel's love of horses leads her to a thoroughbred stable. Working closely with Jake Brady makes for some issues for Rachel. Will she follow her heart or the rules of the church. Loved the book.

    31. I liked the heroine of this book. It was interesting to see her work in the English world but live with her Amish cousins. I thought the dilemmas this created were convincingly portrayed. The hero had a lot of growing up to do; I'm glad that was shown. It was a fun book to read.

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