The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

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"Leila Lantz is in danger of losing her heart to a Plain man until she discovers he's not so Plain after all. Leila has been drawn to Jesse Glick, the bishop's son, since the first day she met him at his father's store, and she knows he feels the same way about her. But she can't understand why he seems to make overtures one day, then withdraw the next. Jesse has a secret. He's considering making a choice that will forever affect his family and his future. He knows it's not fair to draw Leila into his life until he makes his decision, but his heart refuses to let her go. Will, Jesse's cousin, has his own feelings for Leila, but he has remained on the sidelines in deference to his cousin for many months. He knows Jesse's secret, but he promised not to tell. He can't stand the thought of Leila being hurt so he urges Leila to ask Jesse one question: Where does he go every Wednesday night? The answer to that question will force each of them to make painful choices. Leila can choose Will and know she will never have to leave her home or family. Or she can choose Jesse and the love her heart desires, knowing she'll have to say goodbye to her entire community. The day comes when Jesse, Will, and Leila all have to make their choices, choices that will change their lives and those of their small, close-knit community of Plain families"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780310339540
0310339545
Branch Call Number: FICTION IRVIN 2015
Characteristics: xii, 355 pages ; 22 cm

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Jul 01, 2016

It was hard to get into at first but felt it painted a version of what the Amish face, and found it to be a very good book,I agree that unbaptized Amish should NOT be "shunned" but I also can see the other side , and none can be sure what they would really do unless they,themselves were faced with it.

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trvpacific
Jun 28, 2016

I'm very disappointed that this author feels the need to conquer, (in the name of love), the religion of Christians who are obviously very dedicated to God & their faith, when there are so many who don't know God at all! The main characters in this story would not be shunned for deciding not to be baptized. Amish youth are allowed freedoms during rumspringa to be certain that they are ready to make the full, lifelong commitment that is required by baptism. It would still be a difficult decision that their families might not understand, but they would be allowed to explain in person, visit, and write letters. Shunning is for people who stray after having been baptized.

JCLBobbiB Nov 03, 2015

What would you give up for love? What can you gain from loving? Jesse & Leila have difficult choices to make.

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