Second Chances: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (The Amish Classics)


At twenty-five years of age, Anna Eicher has never married. When she was seventeen, her parents convinced her to break off her courtship with Freman Whittmore, the youngest son in the Whittmore family and her best friend. Afterward, a distraught Freman moved away from Lancaster County.

Eight years later Freman has returned to visit his sister, who is renting the Eichers’ house for the winter. Now the owner of the largest dairy farm in his church district, Freman has neither married—nor forgiven Anna.

Although he begins courting someone else, Anna hopes to convince him that she has never stopped loving him. Will Freman be persuaded to forgive Anna and open his heart again?


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“All the appeal of a classic love story—caught between perception and truth, affection
and duty, choice and expectation, doubt and faith, regret and hope.”
—Olivia Newport, author of Wonderful Lonesome and Meek and Mild

“Sarah Price’s delightful adaptation of Persuasion will thrill Jane Austen
fans and lovers of Amish fiction alike.”
—Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Huckleberry Hill

“Timeless as the classic itself, Sarah Price’s retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen
will have your heart skipping beats.”
—Sue Laitinen, Destination Amish
About the Author
Sarah Price’s family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as part of the area’s first wave of Mennonite families. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm. Twenty-five years later she splits her time between her family in the New York City metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she retreats to reflect and write. As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers.

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