Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Amish Wanderer By: Laura V. Hilton
Feb. 7, 2017
Paperback, eBook coming soon
Feb. 7, 2017
Paperback, eBook coming soon
Desperate for a Ticket Out, Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven't stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life away from Jamesport and away from God.
Searching for a Home Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family's home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability.
When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship.
Now, however, those months of bliss seem naive and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?
Monday, May 2, 2016
The Amish Firefighter
Can they overcome their past?
Abigail Stutzman’s life is about to change – whether she wants it to or not. Her mamm is getting remarried to a widower with a large family. Abigail is sent to live with her aenti and onkle in Jamesport because she and her new step-brother had dated and their parents anticipate problems. (Her step-brother is needed on the farm.) Abigail launches a full-scale plan to return home to her family—and Mark—when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Abigail and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble, her punishment includes helping a collection of crazy old maids with housekeeping. In the midst of her atonement, Abigail uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Abigail must decide if she’ll continue her messed-up legacy or embrace a new beginning with the man who’s stolen her heart.
Sam Miller has trouble of his own. When Sam and his close friend Ezra Weiss are in a drug/alcohol-related car accident in
, Ezra is killed. Though Sam
survives, he is deeply affected by the tragedy and vows to help other victims. Now
a new Christian, Sam is a volunteer firefighter and a college student working
to earn his EMT and paramedic license. But Sam has a past. When it comes time
to confess his crimes, he finds that the truth may set him free—but it might
also land him in some uncomfortably hot water. Will Sam and Abigail be able to
find a future together? Pennsylvania
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters. Proverbs 25:13
Twenty-year old Greta Miller’s daed has been injured in a farming accident during the summer. The supportive Amish community tries to help out, but Gretta and sister must work outside the home to make ends meet. Greta rent a booth at the Farmers’ Market. Because Greta is still in her rumspringa and free to explore the world, her family selects her to sell her homemade jams, jellies, and preserves to Englischers.
Josh wants to court Greta, but years ago, he made the mistake of rejecting her during a seemingly innocent game—which resulted in him leaving the Amish. Three years later, he’s back and she wants nothing to do with him. Josh struggles to fit in and rebuild relationships he’s destroyed. Knowing Greta’s family needs help, he steps in, hoping to win Greta back. When Greta admires one of his birdhouses, he gives it to her, hoping that would help to open the door to more.
But as their friendship begins to grow a series of unfortunate events pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves. Will Greta get beyond her family’s distrust and return home? How will she prove her innocence? Or will she remain outside her Amish community?
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Gracia Dykstra enjoys her job at the Senior Center, especially at Christmas time when the seniors have an annual craft shop. Desperate to raise funds Gracia asks for donations of Christmas trees to sell in order to raise much-needed funds, but Christmas tree donations are scarce. Jake Trivett has quit his job in California to come home and help his dad who runs a struggling tree farm. A friendship with Gracia, who he’s always admired, intrigues him. Gracia’s heart flutters with more than Christmas spirit when Jake, an old flame, answers her phone call regarding tree donations. Will Gracia receive more than Christmas trees this year?