“I would do a great many things for you." Even at 16, Jake’s handsome features hold the calm certainty and patient confidence of a man, and Rachel Bender knows—Jake Weaver is the one. Rachel will grow into a strong young woman with powerful gifts—but in a faraway country, without her Jake. In 1921, Ohio’s new law forces Caleb Bender’s family to seek sanctuary in the wilds of Mexico where the government will not interfere with their Amish way of life, or take their children from them. Nor will it protect them from the bandits terrorizing the countryside. In an unfamiliar land where no one speaks their language or knows their ways, the Benders establish a homestead in exile. Sisters Emma, Rachel, and Miriam find strengths unimagined, gifts unexpected, and yearning beyond their deepest dreams. Even steadfast Caleb is compelled to wrestle with the demands of faith, only to discover that love has its own demands. Paradise Valley—a tale of love, danger, and redeeming faith.
©2011 Dale Cramer (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
West Sunbury, Pa.
I enjoy Amish stories, and this is one of the better. All I can say is listen and you will agree with me. Paradise Valley is the first book, and The Captive Heart continues the story. Hopefully, there will be a third book. Make sure you listen to both of these books.
I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)
the narrator was perfect!
The move into Mexico; very brave family that took drastic measures to protect their values.
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