THE BISHOP`S DAUGHTER
by Wanda E. Brunstetter

August 2006
ISBN: 1-59789-000-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Barbour Publishing Inc.
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Jimmy Scott was the son of Jim and Linda Scott, or so he thought. Through a letter Linda wrote shortly before she died nine years ago, she explained to him even though he was adopted they loved him with all their hearts. He was shocked, when he confronted Jim with this, Jim confirmed it was true. When Jim would not follow through with contacting the attorney who helped with the adoption, Jimmy decides to find out himself. Jim then confesses Jimmy is actually the son of an Amish family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Jim had kidnapped him when the original baby they were going to adopt became unavailable. Jimmy believes he needs to find his real family to find out who he really is.


Leona Weaver is mourning the death of Erza. They were to be married. She vows she will never fall in love and get married. She thinks being the local teacher for the Amish community will be enough to get her through a marriageless life. When she meets Jimmy, they start a friendship, she knows there can never be anything more between them, as he is an Englisher and she is Amish. If she were to leave, she would be shunned for the rest of her life and she doesnít think Jimmy could do without the perks of the only world he has known.


When Leonaís father, Jacob has an accident which affects his mind, he thinks he is a young boy; Jimmy somehow becomes Jacobís only hope of getting better. Jacobís best friend, Abraham Fisher is angry Jimmy is spending so much time with the Weaverís. He is afraid Jimmy will convince Leona he is in love with her and she will leave the Amish way of life. The Fisherís have had a hard time since the youngest child was kidnapped 20 years ago. He needs to do something to prevent any love blossoming between these two.


Leona and Jimmy spend time together after her fatherís accident. But they both know there will not be future together because of the Amish ways. When a surprising twist happens, they think maybe there will be a chance after all.


This is the third and final book of this wonderful series. Itís sad to see it end, but it is also wonderful to finally know the outcome of something which took place in the beginning. There are many emotions one feels with this series. There are no disappointments. The author does a wonderful job explaining the culture of the Amish.


Reviewed in July 2006 by Pat.

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