By Barbara Cameron
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, simply desires peace in his lifestyles, and he believes he’s chanced on it while he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and straightforward lifestyles 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 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 existence in the neighborhood, assisting Matthew with the farm. Then the threats start. first and foremost, Chris plans to depart with the intention to guard Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, whether it potential revealing a mystery he was hoping might stay buried ceaselessly.
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I have to look that up. " He hoped. For confirmation, he looked at Jenny who grinned and nodded. "Have a seat," Matthew told Chris. Jenny glanced over from the stove where she used a spatula to lift fried eggs from a cast iron skillet. " She picked up the percolator and walked over to pour him a cup of coffee. Chris breathed in the scent. " "Hannah should be over soon. " Jenny glanced at Mary and some unspoken message seemed to pass between them. Jenny nodded. " "Not a twinge," he lied. " Mary smiled and sipped from a glass of milk.
Sure you did," Chris said without rancor. "But I don't blame you. " "Verdraue—trust—is hard with outsiders," Matthew said slowly. " Matthew walked up the steps to the farmhouse and held open the door. " Chris stepped inside, and the warm, delicious aromas of food cooking greeted him. An older woman stood at the stove, stirring a pot with a big wooden spoon. 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.
Vince had talked to him about God and Jesus and about their love for him. Chris didn't understand why he'd lived and his friend had died. Vince had been the one with the connection to God. He was such a good person. Wasn't he more worthy of life? His counselor called it survivor guilt. A lot of people— especially soldiers—felt this way. Chris had no idea that he wouldn't be able to talk to Jenny alone. Now he had to think of how he could stick around without arousing suspicions. And the woman he would be playing tourist with the next morning—he'd have to be careful around her if he didn't want to make anyone suspicious of his motives.