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When Elizabeth Fort, an inspired teacher in Appalachia fatefully rekindles love with her high school sweetheart, Roy Freeman, she is unaware of his "living in the fast lane, drug-smuggling life." Through Elizabeth's country neighbors, optimism, and serenity he realizes the devastating destruction he is causing to society. The contrast between his life and Elizabeth's leaves him guilt-ridden and ashamed. He desperately wants to rid himself of all connections with "The Operation." They attempt to begin a new life together however a revengeful drug kingpin wants no one to leave his "family." Surprisingly, an unexpected DETOUR through a Pennsylvania Amish community pleasantly awes them as they witness the simplicity and beauty of Amish Country. When Roy's "final" drug deal goes awry, both Roy and Elizabeth are confronted with the ravages of the drug-induced frenzied search for them. They must escape! Reflecting on the "removal from the world" atmosphere of the Amish, they concoct a scheme to disquise themselves as a dislocated Amish couple from Pennsylvania resettling in Northeastern Ohio. They diligently research "The Plain People" and attempt to carry out one of the greatest masquerades of the century. Their salvation is a compelling and action packed adventure. This book is a must reading for the new millennium. Live with Roy and Elizabeth as they reexamine their own values, priorities, and spirituality while they sojourn "among the Amish." You will witness personal transformations as Elizabeth and Roy embrace their inner riches and discover the basic essentials of life. There are humorous, as well as heart-wrenching times, as they attempt to conform to the simpler ways, non-electrical living, and equine transportation. Share the joys, struggles, and heartaches of the Amish through the eyes of outsiders. DETOUR is a celebration of life. It has no offensive language. It is large print and very easy reading.
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Hand Hewn Publications, June 10, 1999 Being a new publisher it is wonderful having "DETOUR" be our first publication. Feedback has been very positive. Readers of "DETOUR" talk of it's strong messages, compelling romance, high adventure, and gripping plot. It has been fulfilling having such an optimistic, wholesome, and eye-opening novel about such a hard working group of people. The Amish have conquered a lot of life's stress and modern day worries. "DETOUR" allows the readers to escape to another world that is much more peaceful and rich. "DETOUR" also illustrates how good people can and do make mistakes and how difficult life can be when one does make bad choices. "DETOUR" personifies exactly how rewarding life can be if you are willing to put forth hard work, love the Lord, and live a sincere Christian way of life.
We think "DETOUR" has a positive message for both young and old and everyone in between.From the Author:
The writing of DETOUR gave me hours upon hours of pleasure. As I diligently researched the Amish, I began to personally reflect on my own life and values. I am proud of DETOUR because it is thought-provoking, adventurous, life changing, and uplifting. It awakens the readers' sense of meaning to life. It depicts true God-given love between two people. It also respectfully illuminates the Amish people and their way of life. Hopefully, any reader who is involved in the illegal drug world will see the devastating results of such a life. Also anyone who has not accepted the Lord into their life, will experience the beautiful transforming power of the WORD OF GOD and sincere Christian living.. For the new millennium - it is food for the soul. For we all must slow down, simplify, and gain more inner peace. We must begin valuing our riches in the small things like: sunrises, sunsets, cicadas, wagging tails, whippoorwills, warm fires, caresses, loving glances, strong disciplining hands, and the Love of GOD.
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Book Description Hand Hewn Publications, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096666700X