Disillusioned with God and fed up with urban life, Chad quits his job and drives until he's stranded in the remote Mennonite town of Piney Meadows. But when he falls in love with the girl next door---and she wants to move into the big city of Minneapolis---how will they negotiate a future together? 336 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Running from his frustrating life, Chad loses his way on Christmas Eve and soon stumbles on the remote town of Piney Meadows. Before long, he falls in love with the people of the Old Order Mennonite community, accepts a job, and settles into the area. He is touched by the good people and their strong faith, even though he still has a lingering dispute with God. Most of all, he is fond of Anna. The more he gets to know her, the more he falls in love with her. But Anna is not happy in Piney Meadows. The Mennonite community is changing, but its not changing fast enough for her. She longs to move to Minneapolis to get a job, make her way in the world, and find herself. Chad doesnt want her to go, but Anna can only see the freedom she imagines she will get in the big city. When shes ready to leave he contemplates leaving with her, but a personal crisis shakes Chad to his core. Feeling let down by everyoneincluding GodChad wonders if Anna will now desert him too.
Gail Sattler is the author of numerous novels, novellas, gift books, cookbooks and devotions. She is a longstanding member of East Ridge Community Fellowship, a Mennonite Brethren church. She lives and writes in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. For more information about Gail, check out her websites at GailSattler.com and MennoniteRomanceNovel.com.