In the Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Beverly Lewis returns to Lancaster County for a powerful new series based on actual historical events - a heated debate over salvation... and tractors - that causes a group of Amish families to break away from the Old Order. And two young people who are caught in the heartbreaking divide....
Passionate and stubborn Nellie Fisher knows that if her family breaks away from their church district, she stands to lose her beloved Caleb, staunch in his Old Order beliefs. But if she follows Caleb, she will lose her dear family. And what of the gently stirrings she feels when her bishop-uncle speaks of an assurance of salvation her soul longs for?
Continuing to meet at the millstream, their secret place, Nellie and Caleb are determined to stay together, although much is at stake for each of them. Caleb risks the coveted land his father promised him - his birthright. And Nellie knows that if she does not soon respond to Caleb's betrothal offer, she will surely lose him to the deacon's daughter, who is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to marry him.
Will their families end up on the same side of the division? Or will Nellie and Caleb be forced apart?