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Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Lancaster County Secrets
A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the LANCASTER COUNTY SECRETS series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
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Submitted: July 01, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a writer of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish. And I'm the radio host for "Amish Wisdom" on toginet.com. I'm also a wife and mom, a mediocre tennis player, a gardener, a cook, and I raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
What was your motivation behind this project? "The Waiting" is book 2 in the Lancaster County Secrets series. It's set in the same town as "The Choice"--a fictitious town called Stoney Ridge in Pennsylvania. This story takes place in the sixties, so there are a few crossover characters but they are at different ages. Fun!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This is a book about a family, coping in the midst of hard events, but holding tight to the ties that bind them.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I think this will always be one of my favorites stories. It practically wrote itself! I think the characters are very inspiring. Not perfect people, but they rely on a perfect God.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I met an Old Order Amish bishop who was the inspiration for the character of Caleb Zook. Caleb is just...solid. That's exactly how I felt about that bishop--just...solid!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I hope you'll enjoy "The Waiting" as much as I enjoyed writing it. And soon to follow is "The Search!" Again...same town...different time period! Stay tuned!