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A heartwarming tale of courage and love from Amish fiction's number-one author.

When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Sallie has long dreamed of seeing more of the world, but her parents are reluctant for her to put off baptism yet another summer, and the timing is unfortunate for Perry Zook, who has renewed interest in courting her.

Though she loves nannying, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Kevin Kreider, a marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike most of the guys she grew up with. Time with Kevin is invigorating, and Sallie realizes she's never felt quite this alive around Perry. Then again, Kevin is Mennonite, not Amish.

Sallie tries to brush aside her growing feelings for Kevin, but she fears what her parents would think about her new friendship. Just as concerning, however, is Sallie's realization that her time in Cape May is increasing her desire to see the world, challenging her plans for the future. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will Sallie only find what her heart is longing for back home in Paradise Township?

©2017 Beverly M. Lewis, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Fawn Sample
  • 25-01-2019

Good book! Loved the story line and characters.

Loved the story line and characters. Enjoyed listening on my way to work each day.

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  • Derftex
  • 05-09-2018

Good read!

Beverly Lewis does it again! A great story that held my interest all the way through...I recommend it!

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  • J.D.
  • 19-06-2020

another good story

This one had some slow places but I throughly enjoyed it. Not crazy about the narrator's voice as it really should have been a younger sound considering the age of the main character.

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  • Babs
  • 18-11-2019

Ebb Tide

This. was. the second time for enjoying this story. First as an ebook now as an audiobook.
An Amish young adult dreams or seeing other places than her Amish community. before being baptised in the church. An opportunity comes for her to travel to another country but is interrupted because of a family emergency. Will she fulfill her dream?

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  • WeRLoved
  • 03-05-2019

Boring

Too many mundane details in this book, and Lewis kept rehearsing them over and over. I don't like Christina Moore's accent and cadence for Amish books. It doesn't give the picture of an Amish person. I finally got so bored I decided not to finish! Disappointing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-2018

The Ebb Tide

Loved listening to this story. An easy storyline to follow. Thank you Beverly Lewis. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Peter A. Liebelt
  • 17-04-2018

pleasing to the mind

I enjoyed the book very much. it's definitely a feel good story. will start another

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  • TVaddicted
  • 16-01-2018

God Delights in His Mysterious Leading

Sally grows up in an Amish family but her wanderlust leads her to become a Nanny for Autumn and her baby brother. She meets an unforgettable young man who she thinks will never fit into her Amish family. She decides to go back to her Amish community and honor her family. God really comes through by leading her on a surprising journey of love and fulfilled dreams.

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  • kevinsgirlme
  • 13-10-2017

Couldn't ask for more!

Tremendous, God-centered, genuine story that POWERFULLY illustrates truth. Moved me and edified me and pointes me to my Lord.

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  • Music109
  • 18-07-2017

Disappointment

I usually LOVE Beverly Lewis' books. This one was a total disappointment. I tried three times unsuccessfully to get into it. On the fourth time I forced myself to listen to it. The narration was very good. The story line was actually boring. It is almost as if Beverly Lewis did not write this book. I struggled to get through it. There were a lot of details about nothing. The characters were not compelling. This had the potential to be a great work if some of the characters were given depth. There was a point in the book where there is a rip tide and it had such potential to be compelling but ended up being just a small dot on a blank canvas. Sadly, I do not recommend this book.

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