An Unexpected Match, Between Two Worlds Series #1
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After serving a dozen years in the Army, Rob Lanier has returned from Afghanistan. But now that he's home again, he's constantly reminded of his family's fall from grace. His father-once a highly respected and wealthy community leader, has disgraced the family, and Rob can't find it in his heart to forgive him.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Between Two Worlds
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Rachel Beiler loves her job as the teacher in her Amish community. She’s obedient, humble, and compliant and tries to keep the ordnung to the best of her ability. But Rachel has a secretsomething that could get her shunned if she’s found out. She loves knowledge and yearns for a college education.
After serving a dozen years in the Army, Rob Lanier has returned from Afghanistan. But now that he’s home again, he’s constantly reminded of his family’s fall from grace. His fatheronce a highly respected and wealthy community leaderhas disgraced the family, and Rob can’t find it in his heart to forgive him.
When Rachel and Rob meet, sparks fly. But when a series of frightening events surrounding Rachel’s brother Johnny brings Rachel’s world crashing down around her, this unlikely match between an Amish teacher and an Englischer ex-soldier seems to be God’s perfect answer.
Gayle Roper is the award-winning author of more than 40 books and has been a Christy finalist three times. Gayle enjoys speaking at women’s events across the nation and loves sharing the powerful truths of Scripture with humor and practicality. She lives with her husband in southeastern Pennsylvania where she enjoys reading, gardening, and her family.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great readJune 13, 2015KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the riveting tale of a woman torn between two worlds as she attempts to follow God's path for her life. Pleasing both sides is impossible but I so wanted it to work out. Why couldn't she have it all? How could she possibly choose? And live with the ramifications of whatever choice she finally makes?
Rob's return home to the community he grew up in is a surprise even to him. As is his attempts to connect with his estranged father. Add in a dysfunctional mother and brother and his home life makes his years in service seem easy. And in the midst of this chaotic homecoming he meets the perfect woman of his dreams...only she isn't. Talk about an angst-riddled romance!
Wonderful secondary characters and a surprising action-filled plot-twist bring an extra depth to an already compelling story.
barbAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Totally Lost in a BookSeptember 7, 2014barbAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It's been a long time since I spent a day totally lost in a book. This one was great and I can't wait for the next installment!
Gayle made Rachel very insightful, and presented her difficult struggles with her decision very thoroughly and realistically. I laughed and cried, and hurt for her!
barbAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Totally Lost in a BookSeptember 7, 2014barbAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleIts been a long time since I spent a day totally lost in a book! This was great and I can't wait for the next installment.
I thought Gayle made Rachel very insightful, and presented her difficult struggles with her decision very thoroughly and realistically. I laughed and cried, and hurt for her!