Even though the Amish don't normally arrange marriages, that didn't stop Miriam Shantz's parents from arranging for her to marry Amish man, Adam Stutzman.
With only vague memories of Adam, Miriam goes along with her parents' plans of the marriage until she sees the tall young Amish man, Stephen Williams. Stephen and Miriam forge a friendship when he takes the family by covered wagon on the journey from the port of Pennsylvania to the Stutzmans' farm in Earltown.
Adam's family had moved to America many years before, and it was they who had encouraged the Shantz family to follow.
When Miriam is reacquainted with Adam, she finds he is not the same person she remembered, and this sparks rebellion within the normally quiet Amish girl.
With encouragement from Stephen, she finds the courage to tell her parents that she cannot go through with the arranged marriage to Adam.
Once Miriam is released from her obligations, will she find that Stephen is everything she hoped?
Will Miriam regret calling off the marriage to Adam when she learns that one cannot always rely upon first impressions?
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An Adventure In Growth
Arranged Marriage is a wonderful Amish historical novel. Miriam comes with her family to America in 1763 with the understanding that she and Adam will be wed. The only problem is that she and Adam do not like each other and they do not get along. What an adventure. We watch Miriam and Adam change and grow. As the story progresses, she finds that first impressions are not always the right ones. This is another of Samantha Price's wonderful works. Quick, clean, fun, Christian reading. Thanks, Samantha, great job.