COVID-19 Updates: Please click here to see more.
<   BACK
The Amish Nanny
Download Cover

Release Date: July 2011
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3861-7
Case Lot Quantity: 44
Collection/Series Name: The Women of Lancaster County
Series: 2

The Amish Nanny

54321( 5 )

Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark and coauthor Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Nanny, Book 2 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love.

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it’s time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wants a future with the handsome Amish widower Will Gundy. 
But when she has the chance to travel to Switzerland as the caregiver of a young child, she leaps at the opportunity.

Anxious to learn more about her forebears, Ada enlists the help of a young Mennonite scholar named Daniel, but even as she develops feelings for him, she cannot get Will from her mind—or her heart. At a crossroads, Ada must decide what she is willing to give up from the past in order to embrace her future.

Meet the authors

Mindy Starns Clark

Mindy Starns Clark

Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books, which include the popular Smart Chick Mysteries, Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, and Under the Cajun Moon. In addition, Mindy’s plays and musicals have been featured in schools and churches across the United States.

Read More >

Leslie Gould

Leslie Gould

Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including Beyond the Blue and Garden of Dreams. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.

Read More >

A Word from the Author

“Collaborating on The Amish Nanny with Mindy Starns Clark was another amazing experience in my co-writing journey. Ada, a character from The Amish Midwife, travels to Switzerland and experiences the adventure of a lifetime. My great grandparents came from the Swiss Alps, and I couldn’t help but think of them and my travels in the country as this story unfolded. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed co-writing it!”
Leslie Gould, author of The Amish Nanny

Editorial Reviews

“Clark and Gould succeed in developing a fascinating story while simultaneously instructing readers on the Amish lifestyle, building a strong case for Plain living within a thoroughly modern world setting.”
Publishers Weekly

“The Clark/Gould duo writes with an attention to detail that creates a cozy, gently paced romance with charming, memorable characters. This is an exceptionally positive portrayal of the Amish lifestyle...”
CBA Retailers+Resources

“The authors’ series debut, The Amish Midwife, was a Christian Book Expo best seller. Fans of that title won’t be disappointed with this one. Its even pacing and thoroughly human characters will also satisfy those who can’t get enough Amish fiction.”
Library Journal

“It is rich in detail, with some of the best characters this reader has ever come across. Their strength in their beliefs is vivid and tangible. Co-authors Clark and Gould are a good match, neither outshining the other. The history of Switzerland is an added bonus.”
RT Book Reviews

The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould was so interesting! The fascinating circumstances that lead Ada Rupp on a search for a missing deed made me wish I could have been on that trip to Switzerland, too.”
Five Star Books and More

“The writers, Clark and Gould, work seamlessly together with one voice keeping the story line cohesive and interesting.”

“Characters with integrity seamlessly intertwine with a story of discovery on many levels.”

“...It is a solid book. The plot and characters are well-developed.”

"The Amish Nanny by Mindy Clark and Leslie Gould is a beautiful story about love, commitment and the true meaning of family. The ways of the Amish are intermingled with the unfolding of the story in such a way that the reader wants to turn another page in order to discover how each and every well-defined character will work through his or her ‘issues.’"

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am sure that other readers will too.”

“Readers of women’s fiction or lovers of Amish fiction will not want to miss this book.”

“What an enchanted book this one is, hard to put down!”

“This is a very warm and satisfying book, a fascinating look at a culture most of us know only as quaint pictures of men and women in plain dress from a past century, still traveling by horse and buggy.”

“It is one you will thoroughly enjoy...I would recommend this book to all my friends and family.”

“If you want to learn more about the Amish and their past history, then this is one Amish book you don't want to miss!”

“Readers of women’s fiction or lovers of Amish fiction will not want to miss this book.”

“…a good, interesting and thought-provoking read, especially in the summer.”

“Readers will appreciate this engaging Amish romance.”

“The Amish genre is truly blessed to have Mindy and Leslie working to create new, unique fiction for its fans to enjoy.”

“I loved this book! It was very well written. There was not one dull spot at all. Anyone who loves Amish books will love this book!”

“The Women of Lancaster County series is likely to be enjoyed by all Amish readers thanks to its wonderful blend of mystery, family drama and romance.”

“The authors put a lot of work and research into the Amish and Mennonite history and it shows! Overall I loved this book and can't wait to find out who the next book is about!”

“Another fantastic, Amish Fiction novel that I am so glad I had the opportunity to read and review. I highly recommend this, the second book in The Women of Lancaster County, and cannot wait to read the next one.”

“A great story to share with friends and to keep in my library at home.”


2 REVIEWS Leave a Comment »

10/10/15 Toni F.


“Fantastic!!! Leslie and Mindy created a great story! You won’t be disappointed!”

“I enjoyed The Amish Nanny very much…my first Amish novel and definitely not my last.”

Write A Review

“This is the best yet! It is full of love, intrigue, and restoration of the family core from the start to the present. I highly recommended this book to every reader.”
Sandy Davis Posten, Redeemed Books & Gifts

“Once again authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have engrossed their readers with a complex story of people past and present, Amish and ‘Englisch,’ adopted and biological. The Amish Nanny contains numerous resources to help the reader gain further understanding of the Amish way of life, and will be a fine choice for any book club to undertake.”
—Caroline Daniel

“I enjoyed reading The Amish Nanny. I feel that the author treated the Amish culture with respect. It allows the reader to see a bit into the life of the Amish. It was also written in a way to hold your attention as there was a lot of action!”
—Harvey Mast, Delaware Mennonite Historical Society

“As Ada said, ‘I wanted the full knowledge of what was out there, of who I might be.’ Perhaps journeying along with her in this novel will help answer these questions in the reader’s life. I recommend this story and others by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.”
—Mary Hake

“I read these books with genuine delight—first for the further revelations of life in the extended Amish family readers were introduced to in the first book of the series, and second for the clever way the main character's story spanned both geography and time. Well done!”
Elizabeth Cosgriff

“I think you will enjoy meeting Ada as much as you enjoyed meeting Lexie. The writers, Clark and Gould, work seamlessly together with one voice keeping the story line cohesive and interesting.”
—Susan Giesbrecht

“One of the many things I liked about this book was the attention given to historical details of the Anabaptists in Switzerland. I also enjoyed the way the authors showed the complexities involved in trying to live the Plain life in modern day society.

“I would recommend this book without reservation.”
Julie Surface Johnson

What are you interested in?
Don't have an account? Register