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Leona lost her best friend the day Gloria's family was expelled from the Amish church. When she receives an unexpected letter from Gloria, Leona makes up her mind go after her friend. To the alarm of her fiancé, a deacon's son, she sets out on a mission to persuade Gloria to return to the Amish church. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish fiction, Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona - it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life.

Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiancé, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

©2016 Beverly M. Lewis, Inc. (P)2016 Recorded Books

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I have read many books in this genre. Hundreds sit in my library as I type this. I am one who never desires to leave bad reviews. Especially of any type of art form, such as literature. This time will have to be an exception. I would rather get a root canal than read this story again. I would rather have a systemic infection than have it read to me. I am a fan of Beverly Lewis. I always have been from the start. The only thing positive I can say of this book, is I am glad it is over. Do not waste money/ credits on this drawn out tripe.

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Very Inspirational

Nice read. I've read Beverly Lewis for decades & she never disappoints. I recommend to anyone who enjoys her writings about the simple life

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Refreshing

I so enjoy the refreshing purity of the Amish stories and am great full to author Beverly Lewis for her focus on this genre and her knowledge.
I gave this 4 stars becaus

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Usual great writing by Beverly Lewis

As usual Beverly Lewis shares truth and love. I love reading her uplifting books!

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Very nice book!

I love taking walks, or running errands in my car and listening to Audible books. I have been listening to The Wish and have enjoyed this book very much. The author writes interesting Amish fiction stories and this was another good book of two friends separated due to a father who has issues with his church leaders and feels the need to move away. The story seems like a plausible event that could certainly happen to Amish people as they deal with the issues of the Ordnung.
I liked the story and am glad that I was able to read this book.

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The Wish

Lovely story.
One of the many concepts in the story was the following:
Bishop stated - you haven’t counted the cost.
Helped Gloria to understand what she needed to fully commit to go thru baptism class.

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Worth The Wish

This is a really beautiful tale, of how the deep bonds of faith and friendship shape lives and overcome doubts.

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Amish Angle

I really enjoyed this gentle story, which gave great insight into the Amish way of life. It was different from your normal read, as it contained thought provoking scriptual content.