Ever since returning from her rumspringa pregnant and unwed, Becky Troyer has been a pariah in her Amish community in Missouri. Even after the young mother confesses her sin and rejoins the church, her peers continue to shun her, and she despairs the...+
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Ever since returning from her rumspringa pregnant and
unwed, Becky Troyer has been a pariah in her Amish
community in Missouri. Even after the young mother
confesses her sin and rejoins the church, her peers continue
to shun her, and she despairs the unlikelihood of marrying
for love. It seems that her only hope is to eventually marry
a widower with a family of his own.
Becky's world changes when Jacob Miller arrives at her
family's farm with the understanding that he will help with
chores during the summer and then return to Pennsylvania.
What Jacob does not know is that his father, who
disapproves of Jacob's sweetheart, Susie, sent him away
as part of a plan to introduce new blood into the Amish
community of Seymour. In addition to his work around the
farm, Jacob undertakes the task of cheering up the lovely
yet listless Becky, inviting her to various youth gatherings
and offering her the only unconditional friendship she's
As their friendship grows, the two find themselves
inexplicably drawn to each other. Will Becky and Jacob
overcome their insecurities and self-doubts so that their
love can grow, or will Jacob keep his pledge to Susie and
turn his back on Becky, as so many others have done?
|Author||Hilton, Laura V.|
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