Anna loves the grandfather who raised her, but his strict adherence to the Ordnung is scaring away any boy who might be interested in her - except newcomer Jacob.
In normal circumstances, Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, available suitors are afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and decides Anna is worth the challenge.Anna sees that the bishop’s legalism is dividing the community and risking the lives of its members - but her grandfather doesn’t. When she is forced to deception in order to pursue her dream of marriage and family with Jacob, Anna feels her own faith slipping. If only she could get her grandmother to help her stand up to the bishop. But Mammi is keeping secrets of her own.
Anna wants to honor her grandparents, the two most important people in her life, but her heart is divided by the rules that guide their little Amish community and the growing love she has for Jacob. How can she be true to both?
©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Oasis Audio
turns, twist, and secrets galore! loving of family, a strict grandfather/bishop a new young man in town with expectation waiting to find out just how the bishop is going to react to the revelation of long time secrets in his own home it was a fun story
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
This was not "just another romance novel". It felt authentic and the strict Bishop is one of the most well-written characters in this clean amazingly written Christian series. Ada scene where a woman dares to speak-up after 30 year's and you have this book.
Book one in this series: "Plain promise" the first book introduces us to Jonas who. i really wish was a new person.
The Bishop is introduced to his wife' stash and goes bananas
Faith: The untold pain truth.
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