Still Life in Shadows / New edition - eBook  -     By: Alice Wisler
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Still Life in Shadows / New edition - eBook

River North / 2012 / ePub

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It's been fourteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of sixteen. Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic's garage. He meets a host of interesting characters -the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the "Getaway Savior" he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: River North
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780802483805
ISBN-13: 9780802483805
Availability: In Stock

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It's been fifteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of fifteen.  Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic's garage. He meets a host of interesting characters -the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the "Getaway Savior" he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America.

 

One day the phone rings. On the other end is his brother Moriah calling from Florida. Of course Gideon welcomes his brother to stay with him and offers him a job. But Moriah is caught in a web which ends in his death and forces Gideon to return to the town of his youth, with his brother's body in the back of a hearse and Mari and Kiki at his side. He must face not only the community he ran away from years ago but also his own web of bitterness. Will he be able to give his anger over to God and forgive his father? 

 

Author Bio

ALICE J. WISLER grew up in Japan as a missionary kid, but now lives and writes in Durham, North Carolina. Her son Daniel died from cancer treatments in 1997 at the age of four. In his memory, she created Daniel's House Publications which offers Writing the Heartache Workshops to help those suffering losses discover the value of writing. She presents these workshops at conferences across the country. She writes for various grief and loss websites, including Open to Hope, where she is the Death of a Child forum editor. She is a frequent contributor to Christian Work at Home Moms (CWAHM), WritersWeekly and Writing for Dollars. Alice is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, has a B.S. in social work, and has taught disadvantaged children in group homes and in a refugee camp in the Philippines under a program sponsored by the United Nations. She has been published in Personal Journaling, ByLine, Carolina Woman, Carolina Parent, We Need Not Walk Alone, and Living with Grief. She is a member of The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents. She is the author of four inspirational novels: Rain Song (Christy Finalist), How Sweet It Is (Christy Finalist), Hatteras Girl, and A Wedding Invitation (Bethany House Publishers). Two of these have been translated into Dutch and Turkish. Visit her website at www.alicewisler.com.

Editorial Reviews

"I'm so excited to read this book! From a theological perspective I'm so glad to see someone tackling this issue. It has really been needed." --Julia M. Reffner

"I figured it out in the middle of the night! You know how you enjoy that very last piece of cake? You are so glad to have it and savor it and enjoy it, but then when you finish it, you're sad because it's all gone and you won't be able to have another taste until another of those cakes is made. That is why I felt sad finishing "Still Life in Shadows!" I have to wait until ? Until your next novel is published!" -- Lisa Gramann, a faithful reader of Alice Wisler

"Check it out!! Now, I never, ever thought I would say this next sentence, but here it is: It's a great Amish story. Well, no. It's a great EX-Amish story and there's none of the typical Amish fluff stuff in it. Alice Jay Wisler did an excellent job portraying some of the anguish that can come of leaving your family and lifestyle; of learning to forgive--both others and yourself. She also created this great little autistic girl that I just loved. It's a good book. You should check it out. Yay Alice!" -- Rachel Overton

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  1. Summerfield, FL
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 21, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gideon Miller doesn't have a lot of answers to life hard questions. But one thing he's absolutely sure about, is that the Amish life is not for him. Fifteen years after leaving home, he works at an auto shop and helps many young people make the transition from being Amish to the real world. Wanting to get them away from the strict lifestyle and potentially bad home situations, Gideon does everything in his power to get them on their feet.

    When a autistic teenager come to the shop looking for work, Gideon is at a loss for what to do with her. Kiki seems to be a handful, and despite Gideon's attraction to her older sister Mari, he is reluctant to hire Kiki and take responsibility for her.

    Then his brother, Moriah, makes an appearance at the shop. Gideon wants to help his brother, but when things take a turn for the worse, Gideon finds himself unable to help his brother. Fighting the demons of the past, Gideon has nowhere to turn. Will he be able to resolve the hurt of the past - or is it just too late?

    The only thing I felt was missing from this book was more resolution at the end. It was a wonderful novel, but the end felt rushed and unresolved. There was lots of anticipation and tension between the characters, but then the plot just fizzled out. I enjoyed this novel a lot, but I just wish there would have been more instead of cutting it short. While I enjoy a story that move along and doesn't drag; realistically, I don't want it to fly by after all the great buildup with the story and characters.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  2. Trinity, FL
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    The free e-book is just a sampler.
    December 10, 2012
    Penelope
    Trinity, FL
    Quality: 1
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    Meets Expectations: 1
    FYI - this free e-book is just a sampler. You cannot tell until you buy the product.
  3. Cedar Falls, IA
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Refreshingly profound
    October 8, 2012
    Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am naturally drawn to historical, rather than contemporary fiction, but I made an exception for Still Life in Shadows. I'm so glad I did. Alice Wisler created one of the most engrossing story worlds I have ever read, and definitely the best in contemporary fiction I've read. The truths were gently but profoundly proclaimed, and I deeply sympathized with the well-drawn characters. This book is not only entertaining, but important. I hope you'll read it for yourself to find out why.

    ~Jocelyn Green, author of Wedded to War
  4. Alexandria, MN
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    B Mace
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    This is a very well written book, with characters that you can identify with, right from the beginning. Stories with an Amish twist are always interesting to me, as the lifestyle seems too good to be true. While this book may have given a different slant to that seemingly idyllic way of life, I found myself believing this to be much more the way things really are. What a blessing to know that God's forgiveness is there for all of us.
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