The hidden life / Adina Senft.
By: Senft, Adina.Material type: BookSeries: Senft, Adina. Amish quilt novel: ; Senft, Adina. Amish quilt novels: 02.; Senft, Adina. Amish quilt novel: 2.; Amish quilt novel: Publisher: New York : FaithWords, 2012Edition: First edition.Description: 322 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780892968558 (pbk); 0892968559 (pbk).Subject(s): Female friendship -- Fiction | Amish -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Contemporary fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Emma Stolzfus has never been courted or kissed, and now that she's 30, it has become her place as the unmarried daughter to look after her elderly mother. But in the dark hours when her mother is asleep, Emma writes letters and essays to Amish periodicals, short stories, and even a novel she's been working on for the last five years.
When a New York literary agent, Tyler West, takes an interest in her work, Emma secretly goes to meet him. When she returns, something about her is different-and the men of her Amish community take notice. But how can she settle for second best when her heart made its choice years ago-to a man she can never have? Only her friends, Amelia and Carrie, know the truth in her heart as they work together on their quilt ... and only they understand when an old tragedy comes to light that will either hurt or heal ... and reveal Emma's hidden life.
Includes a reading group guide (p.  - 314) and an excerpt from The tempted soul (p.  - 322).
Emma Stolzfus has never been courted, and now that she's 30, it has become her place as the unmarried daughter to look after her elderly mother in her Amish community. But in the dark hours when her mother is asleep, Emma writes a novel. When a New York literary agent takes an interest in both the novel and her, Emma's world is changed forever.
Emma Stolzfus has never been courted or kissed, despite a few dates during her rumspringe years that never amounted to anything. Now thirty years old, it has become her place as the youngest unmarried daughter to look after her 78-year-old mother, living with her in the little house on the family farm now run by her bossy sister Karen and her husband John. Emma may live a quiet life in the physical world but in the world of her mind she's very active. In the dark hours when her mother is asleep, Emma hauls out her ancient Smith-Corona manual typewriter and writes - letters and essays to Amish periodicals, short stories, even a novel she's been working on in fits and snatches of time for the last five years. While her best friends Amelia Beiler - soon to be Fisher - and Carrie Miller know she writes letters to the editor, they have no idea about her fiction. Tyler West, an editor at a New York publishing house, takes an interest in Emma's novel. Secretly, she goes to meet him and he shows her the city and ultimately offers her a book deal. It is the first time a man has taken an interest in her and beyond that he wants to publish her novel. Emma suddenly finds herself torn between her Amish faith and the lure of all the English world offers her.
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