The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

Large Print - 2015
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Two men offer Leila two very different futures. Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?

Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father s store, but she can t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them.

Jesse may be the bishop s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?

Then there s Will, Jesse s cousin. He has been trying to keep his feelings for Leila a secret, but he also knows Jesse is wrestling with his faith. Would declaring his feelings for Leila be in her best interest or simply serving his own selfish desires?

Leila knows she can choose Will and be secure in her own future. But when her heart speaks, it s Jesse s name she hears. When will God make His will known to her? Could leaving everything she knows even her own faith be a part of God s plan?"

Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410484604
Characteristics: 493 pages (large print) ;,23 cm.


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Aug 29, 2018

Some reviews called this writing a masterpiece?? Really, it was very juvenile and NOT well written in my opinion. Predictable, drawn-out, unnecessary repetitive descriptions. It should be recommended as a young adult/teen book.

Jul 01, 2016

It was hard to get into at first but felt it painted a version of what the Amish face, and found it to be a very good book,I agree that unbaptized Amish should NOT be "shunned" but I also can see the other side , and none can be sure what they would really do unless they,themselves were faced with it.

Jun 28, 2016

I'm very disappointed that this author feels the need to conquer, (in the name of love), the religion of Christians who are obviously very dedicated to God & their faith, when there are so many who don't know God at all! The main characters in this story would not be shunned for deciding not to be baptized. Amish youth are allowed freedoms during rumspringa to be certain that they are ready to make the full, lifelong commitment that is required by baptism. It would still be a difficult decision that their families might not understand, but they would be allowed to explain in person, visit, and write letters. Shunning is for people who stray after having been baptized.

JCLBobbiB Nov 03, 2015

What would you give up for love? What can you gain from loving? Jesse & Leila have difficult choices to make.

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