Daybreak (Days of Redemption Series #1)

Daybreak (Days of Redemption Series #1)

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by Shelley Shepard Gray
     
 

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In this close-knit Amish family, nothing is as perfect as it seems . . .

When Viola Keim starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with resident Atle, whose only living relative, son Edward, is living as a missionary in Nicaragua. Viola understands the importance of mission work, but she can't imagine leaving her

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In this close-knit Amish family, nothing is as perfect as it seems . . .

When Viola Keim starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with resident Atle, whose only living relative, son Edward, is living as a missionary in Nicaragua. Viola understands the importance of mission work, but she can't imagine leaving her father in the hands of strangers. Even though her family is New Order Amish, it's not the Amish way, and though she doesn't know Ed, she judges him for abandoning his father.

But when Ed surprises his father with a visit, Viola and Ed both discover an attraction they never expected. Despite her feelings, choosing Ed would mean moving to a far-off country and leaving her family behind. She can't do that. Her twin sister, Elsie, is going blind and will need someone to care for her all her life. Her family is reeling with the recent discovery that her grandmother hid her past as an Englischer. Her father seems forgetful and distracted—and to be harboring some secrets of his own.

Does Viola dare leave them all behind and forge her own life? Or will family ties mean her one chance at love slips away?

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Editorial Reviews

Jillian Hart
“Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness and depth. Her characters are admirable, richly-layered and impossible to forget long after the story is done.”
Destination Amish blog
“...a whirlwind of emotions...”
Sherry Gore
"...stirs readers’ hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters."
author Sherry Gore
“...stirs readers’ hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters.”
Library Journal
This new series stars the Keim family, headed by Aaron and Lovinia Keim, with son Peter managing the farm. When scandal hits, Peter's daughter Viola must decide whether to marry or tend to her shattered family. A 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062204400
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Series:
Days of Redemption Series, #1
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
738,064
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Jillian Hart

“Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness and depth. Her characters are admirable, richly-layered and impossible to forget long after the story is done.”

Meet the Author

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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