Letters to Emily

Letters to Emily

by Deep River Books


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940269016
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Miriam Ilgenfritz earned degrees in both cross-cultural communication and elementary education. The mother of sixteen children, she lives on a small farm in central Pennsylvania with her husband, nine of her children, four golden retrievers, a milk cow, and a plentiful garden.

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This homey story will delight your heart. Miriam Ilgenfritz vividly depicts the harshness of life in rural Pennsylvania in the 1700s, where times are challenging and emotions raw. Walk by Hannah’s side as she faces each new day with its joys, sorrows, and incredible challenges—from pig roasts to hog maws; from yellow fever to thunderstorms; from barn raisings to difficult births. In Letters to Emily, you’ll experience the daily life of the early settlers, feel their pain, share their sorrow, and rejoice in their victories. A heartwarming glimpse into another time and the struggles faced by one family.

—Sharon Dow, author of Antipas: Martyr and Pergamum: Satan’s Throne

Letters to Emily is a heartwarming story of a woman struggling to adjust to marriage and frontier life. Hannah’s raw honesty with herself and her feelings about her husband will endear her to readers as they relate to the challenges life throws her way. Real life isn’t fairytale-perfect and without the grounding of faith as a compass, tragedy can send relationships spinning. Ilgenfritz grounds her characters in faith, yet keeps them brutally real.

—Tara Fairfield, licensed psychologist, speaker, and author of Makai Queen

Letters to Emily is the poignantly crafted debut novel of Miriam Ilgenfritz. With superb historical detail, she captures the realities and hardships of late 1700s in America. Deeply felt characters in an authentic rural setting when faith and family carved the beginnings of a great nation. To read this book is to experience the heart and soul of our heritage.

—Stan Bednarz, author of Miracle on Snowbird Lake

Miriam has woven a beautiful, heartwarming, realistic picture of life, loss, and love in the late eighteenth century, proving that life may be different in the twenty-first but the feelings stirred through love and loss remain constant. She gives us a true sense of how complex, complicated, and yet rich marital love can be. Letters to Emily is a story to be shared.

—C. E. Hilbert, author of The Wooing of Jane Grey

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