Carly is almost sixteen, the age when she can go on her rumspringa. Her dream is to find her mother’s Englisch family during that year away from her Amish home. When Carly receives an unexpected letter from her father, who has been shunned for marrying an Englischer, she learns that her mother’s family lives in Indiana. Now she has a location but must find a way to get there. When she meets a kind Englischer named Josh, he offers to take her. Soon Carly finds herself living with her maternal grandmother, meeting relatives she didn’t even know existed, and trying to adapt to the very different lifestyle they all lead. In many ways, the freedom of that lifestyle appeals to her, but memories of her Amish upbringing continue to woo her heart to come back home. When one of her Amish relatives is severely injured in an accident, her decision is made: she will return to the farm and to the people who raised her. Carly’s heart is soon torn again when she acknowledges the love she has for a man she’s known most of her life but who is forbidden as a possible mate. This man returns her feelings but knows their love can never be...or can it? Is it possible that a timely letter with a revelation from the past can change the impossible?
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Birdie Etchison, born in San Diego and raised in Portland, Oregon, now lives on the Long Beach Peninsula in the SW corner of Washington State. Birdie has had a variety of books published, including juvenile, nonfiction, and fiction. Bestselling The Celebration Family was published by Thomas Nelson, while Oregon, a collection of four Heartsongs, was an alternate choice for a Christian Book Club. Birdie has been included in several anthologies and also writes articles and short stories. Besides teaching at various conferences, Birdie was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for twenty-two years and co-directed Writer’s Weekend at the Beach, an annual gathering of writers, for seventeen years. As a past president of Oregon Christian Writers, Birdie is still active in that organization. In 2013, she was included in Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula.
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Book Description Elk Lake Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111942513348
Book Description Elk Lake Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1942513348