Daughters of Caleb Bender

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 109 ratings

Paradise Valley Publisher's Summary

“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
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  • Book 1

    • Paradise Valley

    • By: W. Dale Cramer
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book!!!!

    • By betty on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Captive Heart

    • Daughters of Caleb Bender, Book 2
    • By: Dale Cramer
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Dale Cramer’s enthralling Paradise Valley introduced Caleb Bender, an Amish man who, in the 1920s, led his family from Ohio to Mexico to form a new settlement. Its compelling sequel, The Captive Heart, finds Caleb and his family struggling to adapt to their new lives in a country torn apart by revolution. But their true test is yet to come. When a bandit kidnaps his daughter and wounds his son, Caleb knows he must act before his children are put in further danger. Yet what can an Amish man do when violence is strictly forbidden?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Second wonderful book!!!

    • By betty on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99