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Beneath the Summer Sun

Kelly Irvin


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PUBLISHED: 16th January 2018
ISBN: 9780310348085
ANNOTATION:
Jennie Troyer knows it's time to remarry. Can she overcome a painful secret and open her heart to love?
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 16th January 2018
ISBN: 9780310348085
ANNOTATION:
Jennie Troyer knows it's time to remarry. Can she overcome a painful secret and open her heart to love?

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Jennie Troyer knows it's time to remarry. Can she overcome a painful secret and open her heart to love?

Publisher Description

Jennie Troyer knows it's time to remarry, and with two men pursuing her, she doesn't have to look far. But after the pain she's experienced, can she open her heart to love

It's been four years since Jennie's husband died in a farming accident. Long enough that the elders in her Amish community think it's time to shed her grief and remarry for the sake of her seven children. What they don't know is it isn't grief that's holding her back, but rather a fear of a repeat of her abusive marriage.

Paul Graber has known-and loved-Jennie since they were children, and he'd hoped to court her when they were teenagers. But when he was fourteen, Paul's father died suddenly in his arms. Ever since he's been afraid of the searing pain of loss that comes from opening himself up to love. Now Jennie's free again and he's fighting to have the courage not to lose her a second time.

Nathan Walker is a Mennonite book salesman who makes it a point to stop by Jennie's farm as often as he can. He's grown to care for her, but he knows he has no right to court her unless he resolves his own struggle with his faith. He will have to change everything about his life in order to join the Jamesport Amish community. But would he be embracing a new life or running from his old

The path isn't clear for any of them. These three people, drawn together by circumstances and God's plan, must come to grips with their pasts in order to discern God's plan for their futures and find peace beneath the summer sun.

Author Biography

Kelly Irvin is the author of the Amish of Bee County series, which includes The Beekeeper's Son, which received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, calling it "a delicately woven masterpiece." She is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. Kelly's novella, A Christmas Visitor, appears in the anthology The Amish Christmas Gift. Her novella, Sweeter than Honey, is included in the anthology The Amish Market. She wrote two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. A former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional, Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors.

Review

'This second entry in Irvin's seasonal series diverges from the typical Amish coming-of-age tale with its focus on more mature protagonists who acutely feel their sense of loss. Fans of the genre seeking a broader variety of stories may find this new offering from a Carol Award winner more relatable than the usual fare.' Library Journal 'Jennie's story will speak to any woman who has dealt with the horror of abuse and the emotional aftermath it carries, as well as readers who have questioned how God can allow such terrible things to happen. The choice Jennie makes to take a chance on love again and to open her heart to God after all she has suffered is brave and hopeful, leaving readers on an uplifting note.' RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Product Details

Author
Kelly Irvin
Pages
336
Publisher
Zondervan
Series
An Every Amish Season Novel
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0310348080
ISBN-13
9780310348085
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
2018-01-16
Media
Book