The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.
Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the Britishwere pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.
Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.
When Adam withdraws from Lena, she s forced to turn to his brother, Isaac, for support. Must Lena deny her heart s desire to save Adam s soul? And will life in this feral and primitive New World be more than this peace-keeping people can withstand?
There is a beautiful love story that unfolds within the pages . . . I was vested in the lives of these characters from the first page. BETH WISEMAN, best-selling author of The Wonder of Your Love and Plain Proposal