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Emma Stolzfus has never been courted or kissed, and now that she's 30, it has become her place as the unmarried daughter to look after her elderly mother. But in the dark hours when her mother is asleep, Emma writes letters and essays to Amish periodicals, short stories, and even a novel she's been working on for the last five years.

When a New York literary agent, Tyler West, takes an interest in her work, Emma secretly goes to meet him. When she returns, something about her is different-and the men of her Amish community take notice. But how can she settle for second best when her heart made its choice years ago-to a man she can never have? Only her friends, Amelia and Carrie, know the truth in her heart as they work together on their quilt ... and only they understand when an old tragedy comes to light that will either hurt or heal ... and reveal Emma's hidden life.

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The Hidden Life
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3.5 / 5
Couldn't put it down.
March 11th, 2015
This is my first time reading Amish fiction and it certainly won't be the last. I couldn't put this book down. The characters were likeable and I find learning about different lifestyles to be very interesting. Although drastically different from my own life, it was refreshing to see the Amish portrayed in a positive light, rather than the negative one reality television has been showing recently. Not every Amish person wants to break free from the church and although this was a work of fiction is does show that people can be content with living the old order lifestyle. Most specifically women, as portrayed in this series. Although I found the ending to be a bit abrupt, it did tie up all the loose ends. I am very much looking forward to reading the first book in the series centered around Amelia and the third which follows Carrie.
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The hidden life
November 9th, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read with likable characters.
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Hidden Life
June 12th, 2014
A very predictable read, but enjoyable.
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The Hidden Life
March 2nd, 2014
Wonderful book giving a glimpse into a life different from my own.
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The Hidden Life
March 1st, 2014
Wonderful to read but I do no quilt, too bad.
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4 reviews
The Hidden Life
March 1st, 2014
Wonderful to read but I do no quilt, too bad.
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4 reviews
The Hidden Life
March 1st, 2014
Wonderful to read but I do no quilt, too bad.
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4 reviews
The Hidden Life
March 1st, 2014
Wonderful to read but I do no quilt, too bad.
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