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A Simple Hope: Lancaster Crossroads Series, Book 2
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For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer's moving Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Hope reveals the ways that faith, love, and charity bring people together in a devoted Amish community. HOPE SHINES THROUGH LIGHTING A PATH IN THE DARKNESS Ever since the accident that confined him to a wheelchair, James Lapp has fought relentlessly to regain his strength. He knows he must be whole and healthy to run his family's orchard and provide for Rachel King, the young woman he plans to marry. But when he defies his father's wishes and seeks treatment outside their close-knit Amish community, James discovers just how long and treacherous the road to recovery will be. Unwilling to saddle a wife with his troubles, James decides he must part with the woman he loves. Rachel won't give up her dream of being a devoted wife to James, and it breaks her heart to watch him shut her out. Then their lives change forever when a runaway Englisher girl hides in the Lapp orchard. Rachel and James feel they must risk the disapproval of their friends and neighbors to help her. Will the young stranger bring them closer—or will the consequences of a shared secret tear them apart once and for all? Revealing the wonder of plain, everyday blessings, A Simple Hope burns bright with the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.Praise for Rosalind Lauer and A Simple Hope "A sweet story of two young people trying to overcome tragedy and obstacles to make a new path in their life."The Parkersburg News and Sentinel "The Lancaster Crossroads series continues with a tale that weaves an enduring love story with Amish family dynamic elements that feel true to the culture. . . . A truly enjoyable read that will remind readers of God's promises and how love can sustain through the difficult times."RT Book Reviews "Lauer's new Amish series launch is sure to be a hit with fans of her 'Seasons of Lancaster County' series."Library Journal, on A Simple Faith "[Lauer] definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories."Fresh Fiction, on A Simple WinterFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer's moving Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Hope reveals the ways that faith, love, and charity bring people together in a devoted Amish community.

HOPE SHINES THROUGH
LIGHTING A PATH IN THE DARKNESS

Ever since the accident that confined him to a wheelchair, James Lapp has fought relentlessly to regain his strength. He knows he must be whole and healthy to run his family's orchard and provide for Rachel King, the young woman he plans to marry. But when he defies his father's wishes and seeks treatment outside their close-knit Amish community, James discovers just how long and treacherous the road to recovery will be. Unwilling to saddle a wife with his troubles, James decides he must part with the woman he loves.

Rachel won't give up her dream of being a devoted wife to James, and it breaks her heart to watch him shut her out. Then their lives change forever when a runaway Englisher girl hides in the Lapp orchard. Rachel and James feel they must risk the disapproval of their friends and neighbors to help her. Will the young stranger bring them closer—or will the consequences of a shared secret tear them apart once and for all?

Revealing the wonder of plain, everyday blessings, A Simple Hope burns bright with the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.
Praise for Rosalind Lauer and A Simple Hope

"A sweet story of two young people trying to overcome tragedy and obstacles to make a new path in their life."The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

"The Lancaster Crossroads series continues with a tale that weaves an enduring love story with Amish family dynamic elements that feel true to the culture. . . . A truly enjoyable read that will remind readers of God's promises and how love can sustain through the difficult times."RT Book Reviews

"Lauer's new Amish series launch is sure to be a hit with fans of her 'Seasons of Lancaster County' series."Library Journal, on A Simple Faith

"[Lauer] definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories."Fresh Fiction, on A Simple Winter
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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        Lauer ("A Simple Faith") returns to Halfway, the Amish town featured in the first book in the "Lancaster Crossroads" series. James Lapp is a farmer with a promising life and likely marriage to Rachel King until a car accident lands him in a wheelchair. Although Rachel stands by him, James knows he can never be the type of husband and provider he feels that she deserves, so he sets her free from their commitment. While supervising business on the farm, he finds a runaway English girl and helps her despite the community rules about "sticking to Plain folk." His father threatens to stop his physical therapy as punishment. James calls on his faith to help him heal, and through his prayers he realizes what blessings he has in his life--whether he can walk or not. VERDICT Lauer's fans and devotees of Amish fiction will not be disappointed by this stirring tale of faith and love, influenced by the parable of the Good Samaritan. Recommended for those who can't get enough of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall.

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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HOPE SHINES THROUGH
LIGHTING A PATH IN THE DARKNESS

Ever since the accident that confined him to a wheelchair, James Lapp has fought relentlessly to regain his strength. He knows he must be whole and healthy to run his family's orchard and provide for Rachel King, the young woman he plans to marry. But when he defies his father's wishes and seeks treatment outside their close-knit Amish community, James discovers just how long and treacherous the road to recovery will be. Unwilling to saddle a wife with his troubles, James decides he must part with the woman he loves.

Rachel won't give up her dream of being a devoted wife to James, and it breaks her heart to watch him shut her out. Then their lives change forever when a...

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