By Barbara Cameron
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, simply desires peace in his lifestyles, and he believes he’s came across it while he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and straightforward existence yet doesn’t think that that lifestyles is intended for him. while he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of desire flares inside of him. regardless of the conflict of cultures among the previous army guy and the pacifist Amish lady, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into lifestyles in the neighborhood, aiding Matthew with the farm. Then the threats commence. initially, Chris plans to go away so one can defend Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, no matter if it ability revealing a mystery he was hoping may stay buried without end.
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Then, she'd been pale, in pain, sitting in a wheelchair, and hyperventilating as she waited for the results of her medical tests. He'd been able to relate since he'd gone through the same thing. He felt a moment's envy that she'd found someone who loved her. Found a home. Found family. Found a community He had a home back on the farm. Had family—his dad and brothers. He'd gone there after his release from the hospital, but it didn't feel right. He wasn't ready to settle there again. He didn't know when he would be.
Hannah put her hands on her hips and frowned. " Her sister-in-law slipped her arm through Hannah's and led her from the barn. "Oh, I can't resist teasing you. " Laughing, Jenny shook her head. " She glanced at Hannah. "It's just that you're usually a bit reserved, that's all. " "He was—maddening. There's no need for Matthew to get upset. " Jenny squeezed her arm. "I know. I chatted with Chris for probably no more than a half hour that day at the hospital, but I got a really good feeling about him from the way he talked me down from that anxiety attack.
As she flitted around the kitchen she reminded Chris of an energetic little bird. He took off the backpack, tucked it under the table, and sat at the enormous wooden farm table that reminded him of the one back home—big and roomy, with scars from frequent use. " "That would be wonderful, ma'am. " He breathed deeply of the delicious aromas emanating from the stove. His stomach growled. He hoped no one heard, but when Phoebe smiled and he saw the twinkle in her eyes, he figured she had. She set his coffee before him and pushed the cream and sugar closer.