By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Kumme to Amish nation, the place the straightforward methods of lifestyles result in desire and therapeutic. Katie Miller is traumatized after her boyfriend is killed in a van within which she was once additionally a passenger. How will she locate her approach out of the valley of her melancholy? Freeman Bontrager will make any excuse to be with reference to Katie, hoping to win her love. yet how a ways will he visit achieve her belief. . .and her center? what is going to carry this woman out of the shadows of worry, and open her middle to life—and love? (20090901)
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Katie gave a woeful shake of her head. “I can’t stay. ” “You can’t run from the past for the rest of your life,” Mom said. Katie clasped Grammy’s arm. ” “I’m not sure she’ll ever be better, and we’re going to do what we think is best for Mary,” Grammy said. Doesn’t anyone care what’s best for me? Katie bit her bottom lip in an effort to keep from crying. She knew she was being selfish, but the thought of Grandpa and Grandma leaving Florida, where she’d felt safe these last several months, made her nausea return.
Guess we’ll have to see how it goes. ” Freeman glanced at the tables where some of the young women sat and caught Eunice looking at him. He smiled and gave her a nod. She returned his smile with one of her own. Her shiny blond hair and vivid blue eyes made her stand out in the crowd. He figured it wouldn’t take her long to find a boyfriend. Next year at this time, she could even be the one getting married. He looked past the bridal couple and noticed Katie. There wasn’t much food on her plate, and what was there looked like it had hardly been touched.
Grammy smiled. ” Katie shook her head. “I don’t need to sit. ” “Then why don’t you run down to the basement for me? ” Mom smiled. ” Katie grabbed a flashlight from a wall peg near the door and hurried from the room. When she reached the basement, she lit a gas lamp and made her way to the area where Mom kept all her canning goods. Several shelves were loaded with an array of jars filled with peaches, pears, beets, carrots, and several other fruits and vegetables, as well as the salsa. As she reached for some salsa, something furry brushed her bare foot.