Friday, January 21

Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer

Inspired by Actual Events!

"I would do a great many things for you." Even at sixteen, 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dale Cramer is a husband, father, jack-of-all-trades, and author of the highly acclaimed novels Sutter's Cross and Bad Ground as well as several published works of short fiction. He and his wife and two sons make their home in northern Georgia.

MY THOUGHTS

Imagine a quiet Amish family being terrorized and taunted by Mexican bandits. The head of the Amish family believed in non-violence, and refused to carry any firearms to protect his family and their belongings.

Life in the brand new Amish settlement in Mexico was filled with drama, struggles and fears, yet the family stuck together and demonstrated to their new neighbors what Christian love and tolerance was all about.

If you are a lover of Amish fiction, check out this great book and others written by Dale Cramer. You won't be disappointed.

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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