I have a really good Amish story to share with you called A Road Unknown written by Barbara Cameron.
Elizabeth is at a crossroad. She’s been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can’t decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it’s also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.
But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula’s friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs.
She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?
I guess every young girl feels like she wants to leave home and find herself and I was very surprised that she chose to leave her hometown for a place that she had never been. She did know one girl who was not Amish and so she decided to go there.
On her way, she meets a man who owns a store with his father and she goes to work for him. After this is when the story gets interesting.
I believe that things are set in motion for a reason and Elizabeth is sent to Paradise for a purpose. She believes it's just to get away from her demanding family, but in truth, God has other plans for Elizabeth, she just has to be willing to receive them.
Sometimes, the least likely place is where we get clarification and understanding and so it is with Elizabeth and what her future will hold. The great thing about the Amish is that they listen to that inner voice and we all would be better off if we did the same.
We doubt ourselves too much and don't trust in God and that is where I think we go wrong. We talk ourselves out of things sometimes because we are scared and don't want to take chances. If we just had a little faith that things would work out, I bet we would all be better off.
This is a great love story and a good lesson in how we should listen to those voices.
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- A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron
So grab your copy of A Road Unknown and join Barbara and friends on the evening of February 27th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)