Books by Olivia Newport

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Gladden the Heart

Gladden the Heart is the fifth novel in Olivia Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series. This loosely connected set of books examines key moments in the history of the American Amish church from the 1895 split over the teaching of Sunday school (Meek and Mild) to the issues surrounding the great depre ...

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Brightest and Best

I’m a big proponent of education options. My son attended a charter school from second grade through graduation and I was thrilled he had that opportunity. This novel talks about the Amish and their view towards education, which tends to be very different than the views held in the Englisch world. ...

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Taken for English

E.F. Schumacher said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” That is precisely what the heroine of our book has done – traded a complex, successful life in the English ...

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In Plain View

Van Halen wisely tells us, “I found the simple life ain’t so simple/When I jumped out on that road.” When the main character of In Plain View first thought about joining the Amish, she had no idea just how true these words would prove to be. Annie Friesen left her high tech job w ...

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Accidentally Amish

i haven't been a big fan of the Amish craze. I was quite surprised, therefore, to find myself intrigued by this book. Intrigued enough to pick it for review. I was even more surprised by just how much I liked it. Annie Friesen finds her life crumbling around her. Her business partner i ...