By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Kumme to Amish nation, the place the straightforward methods of lifestyles result in desire and therapeutic. Katie Miller is traumatized after her boyfriend is killed in a van within which she was once additionally a passenger. How will she locate her method out of the valley of her melancholy? Freeman Bontrager will make any excuse to be just about Katie, hoping to win her love. yet how a ways will he visit achieve her belief. . .and her center? what is going to convey this woman out of the shadows of worry, and open her center to life—and love? (20090901)
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Grammy shook her head. “I never said that, Katie. ” Grammy rose from her chair and slipped her arm around Katie’s waist. “Grandpa and I won’t be living in Florida much longer, so—” Katie’s mouth fell open. “What? ” “We’re moving to Wisconsin to be closer to my sister, Mary. ” “That’s the reason my daed didn’t come to Indiana with my mamm,” Mom said. ” Katie groaned as she sank into a chair at the table. ” Grammy’s face turned crimson. “We didn’t want to upset you. ” Katie folded her arms and frowned.
Grandma sighed. “I’m glad she went to town early this morning to do some shopping. ” Freeman’s face heated up. “Oh, that’s right. ” Grandma held up her hand. “No need to offer an excuse. ” Freeman started across the room and was about to pluck his hat off the wall peg when he turned back around. “Do you have any idea what Fern might like for her birthday? ” Grandma shook her head. “She’s given me no hints, but I know she’s been working on a scrapbook the last few months. ” “No. ” Grandma sipped her coffee.
The bowl slipped out of her hand and crashed to the floor. ” Mom’s forehead wrinkled. “Are you feeling naerfich about the wedding? ” “Guess I am a little nervous. ” Katie went down on her knees to pick the bowl up, relieved that it hadn’t broken. ” Grammy smiled. ” Katie shook her head. “I don’t need to sit. ” “Then why don’t you run down to the basement for me? ” Mom smiled. ” Katie grabbed a flashlight from a wall peg near the door and hurried from the room. When she reached the basement, she lit a gas lamp and made her way to the area where Mom kept all her canning goods.
A Cousin's Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter