By Marianne Ellis
With the switch of seasons comes a metamorphosis of heart—and an unforeseen trip of affection, compassion, and discovery . . .
The oldest of 7 daughters, Ruth Schrock has grown up believing that her uncompromising father hasn't ever fairly authorized of her self sustaining nature. even though dedicated to her neighborhood and her religion, she’s constantly chanced on it tough to persist with the directly and slender direction of a deacon’s daughter. while Ruth is requested to educate in a close-by neighborhood, she jumps on the opportunity—feeling that God has given her an opportunity at a lifetime of meaning.
Ruth by no means can have guessed that her new course could bring about Levi Yoder. good-looking Levi is a shy and quiet guy. He lives on my own and turns out so much cozy spending time with the injured animals he rescues and cares for. Ruth and her all-embracing love of existence confuse but captivate Levi. along with her institution around the street from his farm, the charm grows—but so do the conflicts. Can those opposites discover a course they could stroll jointly into the longer term?
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My father followed me. ” My father closed the door. ” I heard him get down the razor strop. My right leg still ached. It didn’t help, having felt the strop many times before. The whole world was out there indifferent to it all, but that didn’t help. Millions of people were out there, dogs and cats and gophers, buildings, streets, but it didn’t matter. There was only father and the razor strop and the bathroom and me. He used that strop to sharpen his razor, and early in the mornings I used to hate him with his face white with lather, standing before the mirror shaving himself.
The knowledge that I didn’t have the courage to do what was necessary made me feel terrible. I began to feel physically sick. I was weak. I didn’t want it to happen yet I couldn’t think of any way to stop it. “Chuck,” I said, “let the cat go, please. ” Chuck didn’t answer. He just kept watching. Then he said, “Barney, go get him! ” Barney moved forward and suddenly the cat leaped. It was a furious blur of white and hissing, claws and teeth. Barney backed off and the cat retreated to the wall again.
They were always around accusing me. Now where were they? I thought of rushing in, grabbing the cat and running, but I didn’t have the nerve. I was afraid that the bulldog would attack me. The knowledge that I didn’t have the courage to do what was necessary made me feel terrible. I began to feel physically sick. I was weak. I didn’t want it to happen yet I couldn’t think of any way to stop it. “Chuck,” I said, “let the cat go, please. ” Chuck didn’t answer. He just kept watching. Then he said, “Barney, go get him!
Autumn Grace (Amish Seasons, Book 2) by Marianne Ellis