Paradise Valley, by Dale Cramer. In this novel we meet Caleb Bender and his family. With special attention given to Rachel! Life was going on as it normally does in that quiet Amish coloney, when the government steps in and decides that the Amish families are neglecting their children and using them, by having them work on the farm and learn hands on rather than attending the public schools. A law is passed making it compulsery for all chidren to attend public school. The Amish villiage try's to stand firm against the governments decision, but having been backed into a corner, find that they must send their children to school or risk loosing them and having them grow up in foster homes. Caleb Bender on a quest to find some way to keep the ways of the world from being taught to his children in the public school system, finds an advertisment for farm land in Mexico and moves is family up there to live. Young Rachel must leave behind the boy, who's quickly becoming a man, who she's fallen in love with. She's unsure if he'll ever get to join her in this new country and life, filled with adventure and bandits!
I love a good Amish novel, I am a huge fan of them! It is my favorite kind of books to read ever! There's just something about their lifestyle that is so appealling! So I was more than excited to have recieved this book! And this book did not disappoint! It was great! It ranks up there with the Amish books by Beth wiseman and Suzanne Woods Fisher! it is a great book about steadfast faith in times of trouble! I will be reading it again and again! thank you!
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