ABOUT THE BOOK
Desperate for a Ticket Out
Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven't stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life away from Jamesport and away from God.
Searching for a Home
Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family's home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible; headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability.
A Memory of Lemonade
When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship. Now, however, those months of bliss seem naive and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?
What a fantastic story!!! Laura sure knows how to make my mouth fall open and my emotions come to a head.
Have u ever heard this saying that sticks and stones may break me but words will never hurt me? So not true!!! Words do hurt! It's called verbal abuse and is sometimes worse than physical abuse.
I strongly related to Bethany in this regard. When someone says a hurtful word it stays with us the rest of our lives and it is hard to forgive.
Even when parents say hurtful words to us it hurts us as it has me.
My dad was the world's worst about doing this. I don't think I have ever forgiven him to this day. Oh I try I really try but it's so very hard!!!
Bethany is a really sweet girl who tries to hard and wants someone to loved her like I do.
I loved Bethany from the start and I believe she still has a story to tell. It's not finished yet.
As far as angels being around I believe in them whole heartedly.
Angels guard us day in and day out even when we lose our way.
I saw an angel after my mom passed away that same night.
Silas is my hero! He's a rock for Bethany in their times of trouble
He's strong and has a lot to get through before he and Bethany can really love each other like they're supposed to.
I love how the Amish support each other in any event no matter what it is.
To me, this is a pretty special story. It will bring you to tears in some places and in others it made me snicker.
I am with Bethany. Chocolate is wonderful!!! It's a balm to sooth the broken heart and hard feelings no matter what the case may be!
Chocolate is wonderful no matter what and guess what? Fudge is my favorite!!!
I loved this story in more ways than one.
Laura has a way with her writing that will keep you turning pages until the last one turned.
Laura, i love reading your books.
Will Bethany and Silas have their own story to share in the near future?
I really strongly recommend this book for people who love reading Amish stories
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all word are my own
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.
She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write.