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The sound of distant thunder

Jonas’ commitment to his beliefs, both of being Amish and being a conscientious objector yet also  being an abolitionist, are in many ways at odds with each other.

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(Book review) The Daughters of Caleb Bender Series (Books 1-3)

Reviewed by: Virginia Peterson Ministry Title: former church librarian, Rochester, N.Y. Introduction Title: The Daughters of Caleb Bender Series (Book 1: Paradise Valley; Book 2: The Captive Heart; Book 3: Though Mountains Fall) Author: Dale Cramer Publisher: Bethany House Publication Date: 2013 Format: available in print, ebook, and audio Length: 350 pages OVERVIEW Unlike most Amish fiction, this series does not […]

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(Book review) Hope in the Land

Reviewed by: Aleigha Henn, a professional writing major at  Taylor University.   Introduction Title: Hope in the Land    Author: Olivia Newport Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Publication Date: 2016 Format: Paperback book Length: 316 pages OVERVIEW      This novel is about coming to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Set in in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1936, the plot features an assorted […]

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(Book review) Fraying at the edge

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader   Introduction Title: Fraying at the edge Author: Cindy Woodsmall Publisher: Waterbrook Publication Date: 2016 Format: Paperback Length: 341 pages OVERVIEW Fraying at the edge, the second in the Amish of Summer Grove series, has an intriguing plot. Two babies were switched at […]

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