Step back into a simpler time where electricity isn't present, cooking on a wood stove is the norm, quilting is a past time, and horses and buggies are the mode of transportation. The Thorn gives us a glimpse into the life of an Amish family and their community in Lancaster County.
Rose Kauffman is the obedient daughter who stays at home to care for her ailing mother. She takes a part time job cooking meals and cleaning for a near-by widower. She befriends the bishop's son, who everyone else casts aside. She does her best to do all that is expected of her.
Hen, Rose's older sister, struggles in her marriage to an outsider...one who shuns the Amish way of life. She visits home with her young daughter and adds new complications to the quiet life on the farm. What do do with her English husband? Did she make a mistake marrying outside the Amish community?
Late night horse rides, hidden daughters, misplaced affections...this Amish community has it all. Pick up a copy of Beverly Lewis's The Thorn to find out if the sisters make the right choices and find what they are searching for.
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