By Barbara Cameron
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, simply wishes peace in his lifestyles, and he believes he’s came upon it whilst he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and straightforward existence yet doesn’t think that that existence is intended for him. whilst he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of wish flares inside of him. regardless of the conflict of cultures among the previous army guy and the pacifist Amish girl, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into lifestyles locally, aiding Matthew with the farm. Then the threats commence. at the start, Chris plans to go away to be able to shield Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, no matter if it potential revealing a mystery he was hoping might stay buried endlessly.
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She glanced up and smiled. "Well, gut-n-owed. " "Someone who knows Jenny stopped by for a visit," Matthew told her as he took off his hat and hung it on a peg near the door. He gestured for Chris to come closer. "Phoebe, this is Chris Matlock. " Phoebe held out her hand and Chris took it. Despite her slight frame, she had a firm grip. Her faded blue eyes were kind but shrewd. She had drawn her gray hair back from a center part and tucked it under the same white cap thing as the other women wore.
Jenny cried. " Hannah shouted. "Just stop this right now! " Chris blinked and then glanced at Matthew and at Jenny; he saw that they were staring open-mouthed at Hannah. Evidently, neither of them had been expecting such a reaction. "I know you," Jenny said, looking at him. She frowned and bit her lip. " "The veteran's hospital," Chris said. "Yes! " She turned to Matthew. "I met him when I went to the veteran's hospital for tests. " Turning back, she beamed at him. "Chris, this is my husband, Matthew.
He closed his eyes and rotated his head. He'd pushed too hard today. Opening his eyes, he glanced at the hay heaped invitingly behind him. Many a fine nap had been taken in his hayloft. He would hear if someone came in with the horses. Lying back, he groaned with pleasure as he relaxed. No bed had ever felt softer. Pulling his backpack closer with one hand, he reached inside and pulled out his Bible. " He had riches. Sort of. He hadn't had anything to spend his money on with his enforced time off.