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An Amish Woman Finds Love in Hawaii

Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family’s organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen’s destiny waiting for her in Indiana?

Find out in this sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

Fiction & Literature
June 1
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

Sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt

The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter is the sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt. Ellen Lambright is back home in Middlebury, Indiana working at Mandy and Ken Williams bed and breakfast. One day Mandy and Ken receive a call that his father his ill and they quickly fly to Hawaii. When Ken’s father passes away, they are needed to stay on in Hawaii to assist his mother with the farm and they must sell their bed and breakfast. While looking for a new job, Ellen works at her father’s shoe store with Ezra Bontrager. Ezra wishes to go out with Ellen, but he is fearful of rejection. A few months later, Ken is in a horrible accident, and Ellen quickly flies to Hawaii to be with Mandy. Ellen assists the Williams employee, Rob Smith with their organic chicken farm. As Ellen spends more time with Rob, she can feel herself falling in love with him. However, Ellen has been baptized into the Amish church and would not hurt her family by leaving. Is there a possibility of a future between Rob and Ellen? Rejoin Ellen and Mandy in The Hawaiian Discovery.

I thought The Hawaiian Discovery was well-written and had a steady pace. I do recommend reading The Hawaiian Quilt before you begin The Hawaiian Discovery. The characters are nicely developed with the realistic foibles. We get beautiful descriptions of Middlebury and Hawaii. The plants and sights in Hawaii sounded amazing along with the pleasing weather. I cannot imagine working or running a chicken farm. The smells described had me wrinkling my nose in distaste, and I could imagine the noise caused by so many birds (my neighbors have some chickens and they are a noisy flock). It was nice to revisit Mandy, Ellen and the other ladies. The Christian elements are masterfully woven into the story. Forgiveness from others and of oneself being the biggest theme in The Hawaiian Discovery. Guilt from an event can weigh a person down and change the course of their life. Forgiveness is a healing balm. In The Hawaiian Discovery, we see the importance of family, friendship, loyalty, faith, prayer and patience. The Hawaiian Discovery is a special story that will linger with you and the ending will leave you with a smile on your face.

Ellen/Oceanside ,


THE HAWAIIAN DISCOVERY by Wanda Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter
Ellen was having a harder time trying to sleep and keep her energy up, while Ken and Mandy were still in Hawaii. Then they decided to stay, and sell the B&B. An accident and Mandy needs help with the farm, and Ellen goes to Hawaii to help indefinitely. Rob, a worker on the farm,still dealing with the past and regrets add to his discontent. Would it ever be possible to find someone that would share a life with him. The secrets, and the growing interest between Ellen and him. Readers will enjoy this family story, of changes and the willingness to help where needed. Will secrets ever be revealed. Given ARC by Barbour And Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

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