Monday, February 13, 2017

"The Amish Princess" by Patrick . Craig

                                                      Book Info: 
Opahtuhwe, the White Deer, is the beautiful daughter of Wingenund, the most powerful chief of the Delaware tribe. She is revered by her people–a true Indian princess. Everything changes when the murderous Delaware renegade known as Scar brings three Amish prisoners to the Delaware camp. Jonathan and Joshua Hershberger are twin brothers that Scar has determined to adopt and teach the Indian way. The third prisoner is Jonas Hershberger, their father, who has been made a slave because he would not defend his family. White Deer is drawn to Jonathan but his hatred of the Indians makes him push her away. Joshua's gentle heart and steadfast refusal to abandon the Amish faith lead White Deer to a life-changing decision and rejection by her people. In the end, White Deer must choose between the ways of her people and her new-found faith. And complicating it all is her love for the man who can only hate her.

To buy : My Review: 
"The Amish Princess" by Patrick E.Craig is a unusual Amish story. But I loved it. It combines history and fiction, which makes the best story.

Readers of the Amish genre and readers who like Indian stories will enjoy this book.  This is the second book in the (The Paradise Chronicles) which is a spinoff of the (Apple Creek Dreams Series).  I will recommend reading the ( Apple Creek Dreams Series) first just because it is the background stories but I still think a reader will still enjoy and be able to follow the story line if you don't read the (Apple Creek Dreams) Series first.

I must warn you that this story is not a story that will make you smile all the way through the pages, in fact the tears might fall as it is about the time that Indians and white men were at war with others and scalping went on.  But don't let my warning stop you from reading this book. 

In this book you get to see how the Indians, as well as the White men feel about things that were happening in this time of history.   It is unusual to get both sides in a book. But I really think Patrick Craig did an excellent job. 

It was really interesting to read how an Indian Princess became an Amish Princess.

I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series.

I am giving "The Amish Princess" by Patrick E.Craig five stars.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author. These opinions are my own.

Author Info: 

Best-selling author, Patrick E. Craig, is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, seminar speaker and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. In November, 2011, Patrick signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his "Apple Creek Dreams" series. His Latest work, "The Amish Heiress" (Book One in The Paradise Chronicles series) has been on the best seller lists on Amazon since August. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency. 

Patrick has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene.

As a professional songwriter, he wrote with and for such artists as Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Buddy Miles, The Tazmanian Devils, and many others in the secular music industry. His songs were recorded by such artists and music groups as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Pudding and Pipe, Joey Covington's Fat Fandango, The Sons of Champlin, The Tazmanian Devils, Buddy Miles, David Jenkins, Laura Allen, The Fairfax Street Choir and in Europe by the Swedish Band Seid. He had two music albums released on Warner Brothers records, and contributed to best selling albums by artists such as Chris Isaak and others. Recently a compilation of his early work was released in Switzerland as a specialty music album.

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