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An Unseemly Wife
by E.B. Moore

Published: 2014-10-07
Paperback : 336 pages
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Not all journeys come to an end.... 
1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count—a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring ...
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Not all journeys come to an end.... 
1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count—a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho.
 
Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preacher’s wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie.
 
But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined she’d become….

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  "good discussion"by jcjwalbye (see profile) 01/28/20

members rated book 7.45 out of 10. Some did not like the ending but books based on true stories don't always end tied up in neat little bows.

 
  "An Unseemly Wife"by Silversolara (see profile) 10/17/14



Giving up the only life she knew, leaving all her possessions for a new life she was ?not ?excited about, following her husband's wishes and keeping? silent. That is what Ruth's life wa

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