An Unseemly Wife

An Unseemly Wife

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Penguin Putnam
Not all journeys come to an end....

1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can counta loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho.

Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preacher’s wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie.

But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined she’d become.


Random House, Inc.
Not all journeys come to an end....
1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count—a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho.

Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preacher’s wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie.

But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined she’d become….

Baker & Taylor
Ruth Holtz's happy Amish life unwinds when her husband decides to move West amidst rumors from the English of free land and the family subsequently experiences a harrowing trip on a wagon train heading to Idaho. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

When her husband decides to leave their Amish community and move the family to Idaho, Ruth Holtz agrees, but when tragedy strikes and two English people also on the journey help her, she is forced to reevaluate her beliefs.

Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
ISBN: 9780451469984
0451469984
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 21 cm

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Jodi George Lopez
Aug 04, 2017

Good read..Liked it..

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Chickiewick
Jan 18, 2015

This book will make you grateful for what you have no matter how bad it is. Beautifully written and moves right along. I am sure much of what is written is based on fact, these folks were incredible.

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