Monday, April 13, 2015

"An Empty Cup" by Sarah Price.

Book Description

 April 14, 2015
Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage. In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after her first husband’s untimely death, she gets a second chance with Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children into his life.
Despite the love and respect she finds in her new marriage, Rosanna soon learns that juggling the demands of her family and church community is more than she can handle. When Rosanna becomes ill, she is forced to confront a hard truth: one empty cup cannot fill another. For a woman who has spent her life giving, will Rosanna finally be able to let go and receive?

Author Info:

 ECPA Christian Fiction Bestseller (June 2014, July 2014)
Amazon Top 100 Author for Books & eBooks ( December 2012, January 2013, February 2013, April 2013, May 2013, August 2013, September 2013, February 2015)

Sarah Price self-published her first book, Fields of Corn, in 2009, a book she wrote thirty years earlier while studying anthropology and writing at Drew University (Madison, NJ). With her Anabaptist upbringing, she was drawn to the amazing culture of the Amish of Lancaster County where Ms. Price is heavily involved with numerous Amish communities where she is considered family by some and friend by most others. Fields of Corn became an Amazon bestseller and fans began asking her for more books.  

In 2013, she signed with Realms, a division of Charisma House, to publish the Amish Classics series. Initially focusing on the retelling of Jane Austen's timeless classics from within an Amish setting, her first traditionally published book, First Impressions, A Retelling of Pride & Prejudice, debuted on the ECPA bestseller list. She intends to continue retelling classics, including the Bronte sisters and Victor Hugo, as she enjoys "raising the bar" on her own intellectual stimulation as well as that of her expansive base of loyal readers. 

In 2014, she signed with Waterfall Press and published An Amish Buggy Ride which because the #1 bestseller in Religious Romance. 

In 2015, she also began writing Young Adult fiction with her first book, Diehard Fangirl launching on April 17, 2015. Her focus is on helping young teenagers with self-esteem issues as well as educating parents about the good and the bad impact of social media on their daughters

Follow her on social media: 
Twitter: @SarahPriceAuthr
Instagram: @SarahPriceAuthor


During the early 1700s, the Preiss family arrived in America aboard an old sailing vessel called the Patience. The family left Europe, escaping Catholic persecution for their Anabaptist beliefs. Sarah Price comes from a long line of devout Mennonites, including numerous church leaders and ministers throughout the years.

In 1969, Sarah Price was born in Pennsylvania and lived on the land of her ancestors, Johannes Preiss and "King Tammany", otherwise known as Tamanend, a chief of the Lenni Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley. 

In the early 1970s, her family moved to Morristown, New Jersey where she still resides with her husband, two children, and assortment of animals.

Ms. Price has advanced degrees in Communication (MA), Marketing (MBA), and Educational Leadership (A.B.D.).

Ms. Price was a former full-time college professor. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she now writes full-time.

My Review: 
Oh my, hope I can sleep tonight I have just finished a book that the ending literally has me crying and thinking about my life. It is fiction but "So Real". Usually books are a good thing before sleep but this one might be an exception, not that the book is bad but just the opposite. All should read this book, especially those that are givers. The book is "An Empty Cup" by Sarah Price.
This book is about an Amish woman named Rosanna who in her first marriage is abused by her husband. She has learned to hide herself in giving to others but soon learns that there is a price to pay for doing so. Yes, this book is an fictional Amish story but not the typical one as it deals with a subject that we Englisches ( non Amish people) think they don't have to deal with which is depression. 
It is easy to see that Sarah Price does her best to give her readers a complete look into the Amish culture in this book as she does with all her other books, ( I think "An Empty Cup" is my second favorite  book by her, the first is "Fields Of Corn" just because that was the book that brought Sarah Price into my life). 
I could go on and on and say why this book is so wunderbar (wonderful) but I won't. I will just say two things "One Empty Cup" cannot fill another, and "Givers need to receive too." You need to read this book and follow the life giving messages clearly written within the pages of this story.
I was given a copy by NetGallery and the publisher for my honest review!

1 comment:

Cecelia said...

Hi, Debbie

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