Stone in the Crick

Burgess, Granville Wyche

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Synopsis: Rebecca Zook feels as stuck as a stone in her family farm’s crick. On the surface, the twenty-two-year-old Amish woman seems happy enough. A talented quilt-maker, Rebecca is engaged to Jacob, an honest, God-fearing man with a successful farm of his own. Jacob would make most young women proud to be his fiancée, but Rebecca remains restless and unsure. Whether she’s performing her chores or working at Mrs. Ansbacher’s quilt shop, Rebecca finds herself resisting the Amish way of life despite her love for her family and her culture. Even her quilting seems at odds with her heritage. Rebecca yearns to be an artist and knows self-expression is vital for true art, but the Amish feel any act that draws attention to the individual can lead to the sin of pride, so artistic expression is viewed with suspicion. Matters come to a head when Englisher Gregory Pinckney comes to Lancaster County with his horse, Bojangles. Despite their many differences, Rebecca and Gregory grow closer through their mutual love of horses. Rebecca has competition though, when Wanda, the beautiful daughter of local horse-farm owner Ivan Heminger, sets her sights on Gregory. Then Rebecca’s old boyfriend reappears, and her heart is torn in many directions. When an insurance scam almost kills Bojangles, events are set in motion that will test Rebecca’s faith and her family’s future. Is Gregory’s life in danger? Must the farm be sold? And does Rebecca dare follow her heart,-- or is she destined to remain a Stone in the Crick?

About the Author: Granville Wyche Burgess is the produced author of numerous plays, musicals, and teleplays, including several specifically developed for children and family audiences. His writing has appeared on network and cable television, and in syndication, He is the recipient of numerous awards, including an EMMY nomination, a CBS/Foundation for the Dramatist Guild production award, and several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mr. Burgess lives in Connecticut with his Amish-Mennonite wife, where he is CEO of Quill Entertainment, a charitable company dedicated to teaching America’s heritage through story and song. His most recent novel is The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, about the baseball icon Shoeless Joe Jackson, who is from Mr. Burgess’ hometown of Greenville, SC.

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