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Suzanne Woods Fisher. The Matchmaker. Holding a Tender Heart. Wild Horses. Linda Byler. A Hopeful Heart. A Daughter's Dream. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Miriam's Heart by Emma Miller. Miriam Yoder always thought she'd marry Charley Byler.
Steady, dependable Charley, who grew up on the neighboring farm, and has been sweet on her since they were young.
But then local veterinarian John Hartman catches Miriam's eye. He's handsome, charming, cares for animalsand is not Plain. While Miriam is known as the "wild" Yoder sister, she is still expected to marry a Miriam Yoder always thought she'd marry Charley Byler. While Miriam is known as the "wild" Yoder sister, she is still expected to marry a good Amish man. But what if it's God's plan to match her with John?
Miriam must listen to her heart to truly know which man will claim her love and her future. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 26th by Love Inspired first published January 1st More Details Hannah's Daughters 2. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Miriam's Heart , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I agree with another reviewer, this had a very abrupt ending! That being said, it wasn't a bad read, just moved too quickly for me to savor it. It reminded me of the old Sunfire romance novel line, just an Amish version of it.
Most of what I enjoy seeing in an Amish romance was missing here, and I couldn't really get a good connection to Miriam or her beaus.
It's more of a 2. Aug 14, April Suter rated it really liked it. Miriam was the daughter who loved the animals, not work in the tradional way in the home.
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She has been best friends with Charley since they were children, but should she continue with that path or explore the possibilities with John, a handsome Minnonite vet? How strong is her Amish ties? Oct 27, Darlene Nichols rated it liked it. Miriam is a free spirit who prefers outside jobs around the Yoder farm. She is interested in two beaus and the story was a good one to make you turn the pages to see who she will choose. I recommend as a good read. Feb 15, Alice rated it it was amazing. An Mennonite or an Amish guy that she grew up with as best friends Miriam is torn between the veterinarian who is Mennonite but willing to become Amish in order to marry Miriam and an Amish guy that is not willing to give up his Amish ways in order to marry her.
A great book with a great story of why you make the choices that you make.
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Dec 10, Nova rated it liked it. I've read enough Amish romances by now to realize that they're typically pretty formulaic and this one was really no exception. Still it was a sweet, lighthearted story that was a nice quick read over the holiday. I'm curious enough about the world the author created and the characters to look for the other books in the series. Apr 02, Linda Ortiz rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed the story of Miriam. She has to choose which young man is right for her. Charley who is Amish, or John who is Mennonite. I could not out the book down because I needed to know who Miriam was going to pick.
Don't want to give too much away if the story. Great read!! May 20, Jeanette rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-romanc , favorite-series , series-books , open-library , 5-books , ebook-romance , , have-read-open-library , romance , ebooks. I enjoyed reading this book. Emma Miller's Hannah's Daughters series is probably one of the strongest ones I've come across from the Love Inspired line. Although the Amish community is a bit stricter than I'd usually enjoy reading about no unchaperoned courting or rumspringe, etc I love reading about Hannah's family and being immersed in their daily life.
I've actually read the books that follow on from this one about Anna and Leah so Miriam's final decision in this book wasn't such a surprise for me, since I could reme Emma Miller's Hannah's Daughters series is probably one of the strongest ones I've come across from the Love Inspired line. I've actually read the books that follow on from this one about Anna and Leah so Miriam's final decision in this book wasn't such a surprise for me, since I could remember who she was married to in the later books in the series.
But if I hadn't read this series out of order, I'm not sure if I would have figured it out on my own! I'm not a big fan of love-triangles, simply because I've never seen one in real life. However, I could understand Miriam's position. She still isn't sure what she wants to do with her life, and although Charley is her dependable, steady best friend, John offers excitement, and this appeals to her, and makes Charley seem a little boring. For any of her sisters, a love-triangle would have seemed a bit silly, but considering Miriam's confusion over whether she should stay Amish or pursue her education, it seemed possible that she really couldn't choose between them.
The ending seemed to be a little rushed. I know these books are short, but Miriam seemed to make her decision rather suddenly. Despite this, it was still a fun, sweet book and a good addition to the series. I still prefer Ruth and Anna's stories, but I was glad to have the chance to fill in the blanks before going on to read the other later books.
If you don't mind love-triangles--or even like them! Even if you don't usually read Love Inspired novels, I'd recommend this series to Amish fans. Despite the shortness of these books, the community and its traditions are well fleshed-out, as is Hannah's family and all the extended family in Delaware and other States.
I'm continually impressed at how much detail and development Emma Miller manages to fit into these little books. Definitely one of my favourite Love Inspired authors! Apr 26, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , amish. I'm normally not too thrilled with the Love Inspired series. They're somewhat preachy and a little sappy. But I do have to say that I liked this one. Maybe because I considered it more of an Amish romance, which is a genre I do enjoy. Miriam has been running the farm since her dad died.
She has plenty of sisters, but in the Amish world, the women mainly do the indoor chores while the fields and barns are left to the men. But she feels more at home there. Luckily she's pretty enough that she catch I'm normally not too thrilled with the Love Inspired series. Luckily she's pretty enough that she catches the attention of two different men who want to court her. The one, Charley has been her friend forever and she's not sure she has that kind of spark for him.
The other is just a little bit different, a little bit wild, and Mennonite, she'd have to leave her faith for him. Miriam's not sure what to do, and her heart isn't helping things. Should she go for the friend, or the man that can offer her the world. I have mixed feelings about Miriam. She's a little wishy washy and it drove me up a wall at times. I did like her two beaus though.
They both had good aspects and seemed like decent guys, although very different from each other. She had a good group of sisters too, which makes me excited that there seems to be a book for each of them. So really it was just Miriam that didn't thrill me as much in the book. The side characters are great!
The plot, well let's just say that the ending didn't go the way I wanted it to and Miriam didn't make the decision I would have made. But I guess there's plenty of people out there who probably think differently from me so they'll be happy. It was an interesting notion having an Amish girl courting two boys, just not very common. So I enjoyed that unique aspect of the book. And despite being a Love Inspired book and Amish fiction, the religion was tolerable and not preachy.
I look forward to the other books in the series. Should be interesting to see what happens with Miriam's sisters. Miriam's Heart Copyright pages Review by M. Reynard More of my reviews can be found at www. Dec 08, D. This story is one of my favorites, although it doesn't lead the way I wanted it to! I wanted Miriam to not be so attracted to John, who is a Mennonite. I have to admit, I was holding my breath, waiting to see who was going to win Miriam's heart!
I like how Emma thinks "outside the box" and sees Miriam as a tomboy, preferring to work outside in the fields, instead of the norm which is what we think of as "women's work". The synopsis says Miriam always intended to marry Charley, but that isn't th This story is one of my favorites, although it doesn't lead the way I wanted it to! The synopsis says Miriam always intended to marry Charley, but that isn't the way it seems to me.
Miriam is best friends with Charley But Charley too, seems shocked when he begins to have more than "friendly" feelings for Miriam! I love how Emma makes her characters so true-to-life. Perhaps a little too true-to-life at times There is one very special part in Emma's books Then when the next book in the series is written, Emma returns to the end of the previous book - before the epilogue, so that you can begin again just where the previous story ended not counting the epilogue so we don't miss anything.
I love this! Thank you, Emma! Jan 09, Janet C rated it really liked it Shelves: amish-fiction. This is the first time I have read books by this author. I was intrigued because all of Miller's books take place near Dover, Delaware. I have read many Amish genre but this was very refreshing. Miriam is Hannah Yoder's wild daughter. She is spirited and has been handling the farm since the death of her father.
She develops an interest in a Mennonite Vet, John Hartman. Now she is wondering if she could leave the Amish faith.
Charley, who is Amish, wants to marry Miriam but Miriam has only consider This is the first time I have read books by this author. Charley, who is Amish, wants to marry Miriam but Miriam has only considered him a good friend. Miriam now realizes she has a choice and must choose a path It was a very good book, well written and I enjoyed the characters especially Susanna, her downs syndrome sister.