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Bridget Behr and her family buy a house site-unseen, in Mackinac County, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They find it uninhabitable, forcing them to live in tents until her father and brother can rebuild the house and barn. Gabriel Lapp lives next door and plans to move back to Florida. A forest fire destroys the Behr’s land leaving them to decide if they will move and start a life in another Amish community. Gabriel just might change his mind and stay to help his new friends.
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Amish of Mackinac County
Gabriel Lapp has made Michigan his home out of necessity, but cant wait to move back to Florida with its sunshine and warmer temperatures. But when Bridgets family seeks refuge with Gabe during a fierce thunderstorm, he feels a tug of responsibility for themespecially the girl with the dark green eyes.
Just as Bridget is finally settling into friendship, a new life, and maybe even love, a devastating forest fire ravages the county, destroying both land and the Behrs' dreams. Now Bridget and her family must decide: will they leave behind the ashes and start anew in another Amish community? Or will they dare to fight for the future theyd hoped for in Mackinac County?
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