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When Lena's father is imprisoned for being a conscientious objector, Lena is left to raise her two siblings alone. She finds herself imprisoned between her beliefs and her attraction to the rebellious Adam-especially when Adam's older brother, Isaac, presents the opportunity for Lena to regain a sense of balance and rightness with the Lord. How will Derr Herr nurture these two strong hearts into a peace that is "not as the world gives" and bring their love to triumph over all?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Amish Beginnings
Lilly's Wedding Quilt, A Patch of Heaven Series #2Kelly LongThomas Nelson / 2011 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 24 Reviews
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The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.
Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penns Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.
Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman hes ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love hes made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.
When Adam withdraws from Lena, shes forced to turn to his brother, Isaac, for support. Must Lena deny her hearts desire to save Adams soul? And will life in this feral and primitive New World be more than this peace-keeping people can withstand?
There is a beautiful love story that unfolds within the pages . . . I was vested in the lives of these characters from the first page. BETH WISEMAN, best-selling author of The Wonder of Your Love and Plain Proposal
Kelly Long is a nationally bestselling author of Amish Fiction who enjoys studying the Appalachian Amish in particular. Kelly was raised in North Central Pennsylvania, and her dad's friendship with the Amish helped shape Kelly's earliest memories of the culture. Today, she lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with her three children and is a great proponent of autism spectrum and mental health needs. Visit Kelly on Facebook: Fans-of-Kelly-Long and Twitter: @KellyLongAmish.