28 October 2014

Diana's Review of An Amish Buggy Ride by Sarah Price

An Amish Buggy Ride



In that unique voice of hers, Sarah Price has penned a heartrending but lovely story of romance, secrets, guilt, and shame – under the guise of a seemingly perfect Amish community; overflowing with colorful daffodils, robin red-breasts, and sparkling, fish-filled rivers.

Kate is a lovely young Amish woman, whose life and the lives of her entire family were changed the night a terrible tragedy took place. Feeling responsible, Kate's life consists of helping her father run the family farm, attending church, and helping her aunt with her new baby. After all, how could she possibly go to singings, laugh, and be social as if nothing had ever happened? Her life is made even more miserable by the guilt piled on her by an obnoxious family member and the obvious darkness hovering over her family. When the handsome and friendly Samuel Esh comes into Kate's life she has no social skills, but slowly begins to open up as a rosebud in the summer sun. However, she knows deep down she can never have Samuel for she has greatly sinned, not once but twice…

In her own exquisite style, Sarah Price has once again penned a unique "out-of-the box" Amish tale guaranteed to captivate the reader from page one! Ms. Price masterfully writes of an Amish community – where the consequences of keeping dark secrets are as far reaching as the ripples in a stream, and where love hides a multitude of sins! An Amish Buggy Ride is truly a wonderful story of romance and redemption, and one that made me cry because of the stark reality of the storyline. Not your typical cookie cutter Amish read – be sure to put this one at the top of your wishlist!

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This book may be purchased through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and your local bookstore.


GIVEAWAY: Sarah Price is generously giving away a paperback copy of An Amish Buggy Ride to one lucky commenter! USA entries only!

101 comments:

  1. You are tempting me, DIANA, to buy another book :)

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    1. haha ANNE, not only is this a good book, but yours truly endorsed it! Either in the front or on the back...not sure yet. So you HAVE to buy it now! ;)

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    2. Maybe I will win. If not, I will surely buy it. :)

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  2. Great review Diana! I'd buy this book on the cover alone. Putting this one on my list, oh my, so many books to read, so little time.

    Blessings!

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    1. I know what you mean, JUDY! Don't you wish we had two heads? Lol

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  3. I think I would love reading this book.
    nice photo on the book.
    ciao, martaA

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    1. MARTA, I'm so glad you made it by! The cover is fabulous, I agree!

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    2. MARTA, paperback version is only available to US entrants and I see that you are all the way from Italy! How cool is that!? Please come back to OWG for future giveaways, as we give away a lot of ebooks as well. Or you may go back and enter on Sarah's interview post for an ebook of your choice! :)

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    3. yes, I'm from Italy.
      thanks for your reply and your nice blog!
      ciao, marta

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    4. MARTA, thank you and please do come back and visit us! :)

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    5. MARTA, please scroll down to the bottom...MAXIE left a comment for you!

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  4. I have been watching the talk about this book & I would love to win it. If not, I am sure I will purchase it! Amish Country Ohio is our favorite getaway spot!

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    1. SHARI, I would love to go to Amish country someday! I hope you get a copy in your hands ASAP! Got you entered! :)

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  5. I am a big fan of Sarah Price and would be thrilled to add this book to my collection. Sounds like another awesome read. Thank you for this giveaway.

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    1. MARY ELLEN, you're so welcome. It's great to meet another fan! :) Good luck in the drawing!

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  6. I love Amish books and love Sarah Price. I would love to read this book.

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    1. I hope you will come back and leave at least your first name or an email, dear friend. Without your name we have no way of knowing who left this comment for the drawing. :( Thank you for showing your support of Sarah's writing!

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  7. Sounds very interesting, I enjoy stories about love and forgiveness because they're so linked together. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. ELISE, yes they are! Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. I love Amish book and will buy this book in a heart beat.

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    1. Could you please come back and leave your name for drawing purposes? Or an email--whichever you prefer. Thx for coming by, dear viewer!

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  9. Sounds really good ! Love to read Amish .Blessings ,DanaGirl

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    1. Me, too, DANA! And Sarah's are different. I like different! Good luck, gf!

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  10. I am looking forward to reading An Amish Buggy Ride.I enjoy reading your books.

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    1. Aren't they wonderful, EMMA? I have some on my Kindle from Sarah that are calling to me...as soon as I get some time!

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  11. I would LOVE to win this book and I really enjoy Sarah's books. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hoping for a win for you, WENDY, but if not be sure to order a copy. You'll really enjoy it!

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  12. Brenda Wheeler this book sounds great would love to read it getting chilly here have to get settle for winter with all books I wan to read . Thank you for the give away

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    1. I hear you, BRENDA! Nothing like cuddling up next to the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate on those freezing winter days!

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  13. I really enjoy Amish Fiction & Sarah is a very favorite Author.
    I would like to add this book to my Library. Thanks for the
    opportunity to participate in the GiveAway.
    dgtmt1 (at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She has quickly become one of mine, too! Thx for coming by and just tossed your name in the hat!

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  14. I would love to win this book! I have just finished reading some of Sarah's books. She has become one of my "new" favorite Amish authors! Thank you for the chance to win!
    beckym205@att.net

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    1. You're welcome, BECKY! I'm reading another one of hers now btw! Good luck in the drawing!

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  15. Love Sarah Price and her books! She is among the favorite authors that I love!

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    1. I'm with you, WOWENS! I hope you enjoy An Amish Buggy Ride!

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  16. Would so love to win An Amish Buggy Ride by Sarah Price!
    I am such a book junkie!

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    1. Hi, CHERYL. Ohhh, that makes two of us! LOL Thx for coming by!

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  17. The cover is great and I just started reading Sarah Price so would love to win a copy
    Theresa Cermak
    axcc@netzero.net

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    1. Hi, THERESA! I love the eyes at the top, don't you? :) Sarah has a lot of great Kindle deals on her books at Amazon if you own one of those. Maybe you'll win one here! Blessings~

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  18. I SO want to read this! Hopefully soon!
    Love Sarah's writing :)

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    1. I so hope you get the chance, LORETTA...hopefully soon!! :P

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  19. I would love to win the Amish Buggy Ride Book! It looks like a great read that will keep you wanting more to read.. A very humbling and simple book to read. Ilook forward to reading this book. Kristina Kohler

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    1. SARAH covers some deep topics in this one, but it is a quick read. Simply bc you won't want to put it down! Thx, KRISTINA! :)

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    2. Kristina Kohler You are the winner of the OWG giveaway but I need your email address. Congrats!

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  20. You're review alone Diana really makes me want to read this. You are a new to me author Sarah Price since I have only read one of your books " First impressions ". Unfortunately that is the only one my library has. I would love to have the chance to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, DEANNE! I absolutely loved First Impressions and am currently reading The Matchmaker which is the 2nd book in that series!

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  21. I'm fairly new to Amish books and I really like Sarah Price's books. I would be thrilled to win this book. Thank you for the contest!!
    Tina

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    1. TINA, thank you for sharing and lotsa luck in the giveaway!

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  22. Thanks for the great review DIANA...another wonderful book that I hope to read soon!! :-)

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    1. I hope you get the chance soon, TERESA! Hugs, my friend!

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  23. I love reading about the beautiful Plain People and would LOVE to add this one to my collection. I agree, the cover alone will sell this book :) Can't wait to read It :)
    Janet Parham parhamjanet28@yahoo.com

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    1. JANET, so delighted to see you here on OWG. I know I couldn't resist this one on a bookstore shelf!

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  24. another fabulous book from sara. please enter me in this contest.

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    1. We would love to but don't know who you are, dear friend. :( And there are several other anonymouses on here. mouses? lol Please do come back and leave your name so we can enter you. Thx!

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  25. After that great review I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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    1. Why thank you, TAMMY! My daughter's name is Tammy as well. :) Throwing your name in my cyberhat here. ;)

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  26. I would love to win this book, but even if I don't, I will buy it and I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you come back and leave a name or email if you would like to enter the drawing. Hugs!

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  27. Count me in on this one.."I would love this book!

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  28. Would so love to read and review this book. I love Amish fiction stories!

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    1. They are quite popular, GAIL! And Sarah is so good at writing them, especially since she has lived among the Amish on and off.

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  29. I do enjoy a good Amish book, I have seen these buggies in Iowa along the back roads, love to see them!
    dkstevensne@ outlook dotcom

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    1. I have never ever seen one in my whole life, DEANNA! But it's on my bucket list to visit Amish country! Maybe God will grant that wish, but if not I can see the Amish thru Sarah's lovely writing!

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  30. Please add my name to the buggy....I mean the giveaway! Would love to read Sarah's new book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. LOL, KAREN! You're so cute. Tossing your name in the buggy, er hat that is! ;)

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  31. Wonderful review DIANA, it certainly sounds intriguing!! And congrats on having your endorsement published on Sarah's book!

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    1. Aww -- thank you, my bestie! It is a super special book written by a super special lady!

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  32. I sure hope to win this book! Karen Clinton

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    1. KAREN, I hope you do, too. But I want EVERYONE to win....so we'll see what random number has to say about it. lol Thx so much for coming by!

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  33. I have seen a lot of great things said about this book.I would love to win and read it.Thanks for the chance.

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    1. JACKIE, you heard right, my friend. Hope you enjoy the story.

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  34. Oh my Diana. You did a great job with this review of Sarah's book. I would so love to win it. Gonna cross my fingers. (Grin) it sounds so interesting. Please put my name in. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. MAXIE, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you! Keep those fingers crossed, but make sure not to cross your eyes. My mom told me they would get stuck that way! Lol

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  35. Super review! Love Sarah Price!! Cant get enough of her writing!! Can't wait to read this latest book!!

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    1. JANICE, thank you! On behalf of Sarah and myself. Hoping you get a copy in your hands soon!

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  36. Love Sarah's writing! Beautiful book cover! The story line sounds awesome. Would be honored to win a copy of this book.
    Mary E
    mdegram218@centurylink.net

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    1. I love the cover as well, MARY, and it so fits the story within. Good luck!

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  37. Hey Diana,
    I would love to read this book. Never read any of sarah Prices books this sounds like a good book.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com.

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    1. Hey, DANIE! This one is sure to turn you into a "Sarah" fan I hope! Her books are definitely "out of the box" Amish fiction.

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  38. I love Sarah Price books and would really like to win this one, Love the cover.

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    1. Welcome, PHYLLIS! Good luck in the giveaway and thx for sharing!

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  39. I think I'll take your advice and put this book at the top of my wish list. Ü
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I wish hubby would take my advice that easily, CINDI. lol Thx for stopping by!

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  40. Sarah Price is a new author to me. My sister-in-law is letting me read First Impressions. It would be nice to win a copy of An Amish Buggy Ride and share it with my sister-in-law. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. KAYLEE, I loved First Impressions. After I read the book I wanted to watch the movie Pride and Prejudice again, and all thru the book I kept seeing Keira Knightley and Mr. Darcy! lol

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  41. Sarah, I would love to read one of your books. I have not read any of your books, but this one sounds GREAT.

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    1. Hi, DEB4READING! Sarah has so many books on Amazon at great prices. I hope you win here, but if not please do run by Amazon and take a look. I have a lot of hers to catch up on myself! :)

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  42. Would love to read this book :)

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    1. Welcome to OWG, RFERRY! I would love for you to have the chance to read this one as well, so lotsa luck to you! :)

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  43. Guilt can really do a number on your self-esteem. I'd love to read this and see how she overcomes her feelings of guilt and learns to live again. Thank you for the chance! ~ Mippy/Sabrina :)

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    1. Yes, indeed it can, MIPPY. It can paralyze and keep a person from leading a normal life, as with poor Kate here. But she will have you rooting for her all the way! Thx for coming by!

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  44. Like Judy, I'm already drawn in by the cover! :)
    ~Blessings!

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    1. I'm a cover girl, too, EMCCLURE! :) Blessings~

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  45. LOL LOL Diana, my mother used to tell me the same thing. Also, when I frowned she would tell me she hoped it didn't freeze that way. By the way, I had a brother whose name was Paul. Maxie PS: I want to say hello to Marta. Nice to meet someone from Italy. Welcome to a great blog with these wonderful OWG ladies. Maxie
    > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Hehe, MAXIE. Well, then you must have smiled all the time bc that did freeze on your lovely face!

      Thank you for welcoming MARTA! And for your kind words about the blog! :)

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  46. Beautiful review, Diana - thank you!! I haven't read any of Sarah's books, however, after reading your review - would love to read "An Amish Buggy Ride"!! The number of comments indicate Sarah is a fabulous author with many followers.

    The story line indicates, as you said, it isn't a typical Amish book and your review hints that secrets in the book are uncovered to reveal problems the Amish have that are similar to ours, yet might not often be covered in most Amish books. This makes it very enticing to me - I love stories of redemption!!

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    1. P.S. I love visiting Amish communities - the cover of "An Amish Buggy Ride" is beautiful and very realistic and typical of what you see in an Amish community.

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    2. Thank you, BONNIE! You are quite right about the secrets. Sarah spends time living with the Amish from time to time and I think that enables her to have a greater insight into some of the problems they have that are similar to ours. People are people no matter what religion they are or how perfect they seem to be. I hope you enjoy reading it!

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