Living In Harmony
A Tragedy…a Refusal…a Shunning
Will Their Young Love Survive?
Winner of 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction
Amy King—young, engaged, and Amish—faces life-altering challenges when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fiancé, John Detweiler, persuades her to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who can help them.
John’s brother Thomas and sister-in-law, Sally, readily open their home to the newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment. While trying to assimilate in the ultraconservative district, Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. Amy wants to reconnect with her, but John worries that the woman’s tarnished reputation will reflect badly on his beloved bride-to-be.
Can John and Amy find a way to overcome problems in their relationship and live happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to each other?
“Mary Ellis shows her readers that the Amish deal with the same things we do and their lives are not perfect. I found it very hard to put this book down.”
“…I liked the story itself and fell in love with the characters.”
“Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis had my attention for three hours straight.”
~ Five Star Book Reviews
- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: August 1, 2012
- Page Count: 320
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-3866-2
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