|Plot Summary of The Bishop's Daughter|
|"Leona Weaver is the local schoolteacher and daughter of the Amish community's bishop. She leads a life that while full of activity, is lonely. She had a bad experience with a fiance previously, and still hasn't gotten over the loss of him. She claims she hasn't any interest in marriage, yet it is painfully clear that she needs love in her life.
Jimmy is Naomi's baby brother that was kidnapped by a man who wanted to make his infertile wife happy. Linda, the woman who has raised Jimmy as her own, has recently passes away from cancer, and she insists that her husband inform Jimmy about his background of being adopted, however, Linda never knew about the kidnapping. Jimmy's 'adoptive' father turns to alcohol for relief after the death of his wife, and doesn't inform Jimmy of his birth. Jimmy finds out about his birth and kidnapping, and makes the decision to move to Lancaster County to attempt to discover if the 'wild' tale of his kidnapping really is true. He decides to blend in, and takes a painting job for an Amish worker to try to learn about his heritage. Then, to complicate matters, he meets Leona.
There is an attraction, nearly from day one, between Leona and Jimmy. Of course, they know that pursuing a relationship is not really an option, and Leona is Amish and Jimmy is an Englisher. Then, a tragedy strikes the Bishop, and he develops ammnesia, so Jimmy decides he must help the family out.
What will become of the secret, blossoming love between Leona and Jimmy? Will Jimmy find his family? "
Shaley Melchior, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Bishop's Daughter|
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Time/era of story
- search for family/history
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
- of a different religion
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
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- 7 ()
- lot of descript of animal care
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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