Ava Troyer never really considered the possibility of life outside of the warm, protective Amish community. Even during her state-mandated schooling through the eighth grade, she would dreamily fantasize about whether any of the other Amish boys in the history class right after lunch was going to be the father of her children, or if she would meet the man of her dreams from another state, an exciting possibility.
Texas Ranger Tim Bannon has been assigned to track down a gang of vicious outlaws who have been robbing and murdering all over south-central Texas. However, he has a problem. His old horse is no longer up to the task of traveling for days on end chasing renegades. Tim is forced to take the trail on a rented livery stable mount. Before he finds his quarry, he will discover that Rangers don't always have only two legs... some have four.
In this new short story series from Helping Hands Press, a man on the brink of self-destruction is given the opportunity to start over. Allan Howarth is unhappy in work, in marriage, in family. He is stressed by finances and relationship problems. When a letter arrives from a long forgotten friend, Allan suddenly finds an opportunity to help himself, his wife, and their two teenage children. The letter presents Allan with a unique possibility that leads him on an Amish journey.
When a gorgeous sateen gold binding that she has finished disappears into thin air, Nanette is baffled and has to start all over, lamenting over the hours of work she has lost. Shortly before her wedding day, Nanette receives one of the biggest surprises of her life when her mother and the quilting bee ladies throw a bridal shower for the bride-to-be. What is it that leaves her speechless?
Rose Lantz is overjoyed with her life. Her Amish family has a lovely farm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, she has a good friend in Lydia Beiler who loves to quilt with her, her faith in God is strong and her Amish community warm and supportive, and she is engaged to be married to a handsome young man.
Warning: Before you even consider listening to this, understand that this is a story about a guy that is large, feels he is in charge, and is ready to kick some butt. In truth, he is essentially deaf, almost blind, socially handicapped, and has little sense of smell to boot. Add to that his basic disregard for proper attire and you have one humorous, heartfelt, and, at times, moving story. Okay maybe not that heartfelt or moving, but it may all depend on how you look at things.