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The Longing by Beverly Lewis
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In this highly anticipated series conclusion a single moment can transform a life and a heart.

The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Book III
  Indiancreek | Dec 14, 2017 |
Great ending book for a great series! I love reading Beverly Lewis' books. The only thing that I don't like is finishing a series. What faith the Amish have. I wish the world would put God into everyday activities. Thank you for such a good feeling story. ( )
  ChildofGod | Dec 11, 2015 |
Although she still thinks of Caleb Yoder, nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau, choosing instead to follow the ways of the New Order. Yet her yearning for ahusband remains, and new possiblities beckon, taking her heart by surprise.
  SABC | Aug 21, 2011 |
In the third and final novel the courtship of Nellie Mae comes to a conclusion. It was repetitive and things didn't get really interesting until the last third or so of the book and then, in the epilogue, things wrapped up a little too neatly, it seemed. Nellie Mae chose a husband and gave up her bake shop, preferring to bake for her husband only. Why couldn't she have kept it? People loved her baked good and it would have brought in a little extra money. The thing that bothered me the most during this series was Caleb's inability to form his own opinions. In the first two books he refused to consider any other point of view than the Old Order - his father's religion. Then in the third book when his father turned to the New Order, Caleb in time also followed his father. I can't help but wonder if Caleb ever had a mind of his own. ( )
  pandareads | May 12, 2011 |
I liked this one as an audio, wrapping up the stories that were intertwined with Nellie Fisher's life. Although her sister Rhoda had removed herself from her family, she too was moved to come to the Lord and return to them after strugglng in the world. ( )
  eliorajoy | Feb 10, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764203126, Paperback)

Although she still prays for Caleb, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau. Now, her heart's greatest longing is for more knowledge of the Lord.

Caleb yearns for freedom, as his plans to leave Honeybrook have been thwarted. He must stay on as caretaker for his father, who was crippled in a wintertime accident. He also longs for Nellie Mae, still hoping that she will return to the Old Order...and to him.

Christian Yoder, a young Mennonite man, longs to get to know Nellie Mae better...and to share with her the secrets of her sister Suzy's final days.

Rhoda, Nellie's older sister, longs for more of what the world has to offer--from fancy clothes, to her own car, to a new English boyfriend.

Meanwhile, father Rueben Fisher longs for unity--among his family and all the brethren.

Whose longing will be satisfied, and whose will not?

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Although she still prays for Caleb, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau, and now, her heart's greatest longing is for more knowledge of the Lord. Caleb must stay in Honeybrook as caretaker for his crippled father, but he hopes Nellie will return to the Old Order and to him.… (more)

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