Granny Weaver started a knitting circle believing women are stronger spun together, just like her wool. But she was young once with her own struggles. In 1963 Deborah Byler is twenty-one and has turned down seven marriage proposals from hopeful suitors in Millersburg, Ohio. At her parent's request, she goes to live with relatives in the new Amish settlement in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, praying she'll find a match. Jeb Weaver lives in a strict Swartzentruber Amish settlement, and he can no longer abide under the rules of the Ordnung. His older brother left the family farm and settled in Smicksburg, and convinces Jeb to do the same. When Jeb meets Deborah, he finds her too liberal and outspoken. Deborah thinks Jeb's judgmental and a complete stick in the mud. Their constant clashing makes sparks fly. Will an African American man, who hitchhikes around the country to attend Martin Luther King Jr. marches, help Jeb and Deborah see their own prejudices? "Karen Anna Vogel again bring us another heart warming Granny & Jeb story. A love that surrounds all those who read it." Pamela Jarrell ~ Whoopie Pie Book Club
About the Author
A trusted English friend among many Amish in Western PA, and NY, Karen Anna Vogel wants to share with you about these wonderful people she admires. Karen writes full-length novels and short story serials and hopes readers will learn more about Amish culture and traditions, and realize you don't have to be Amish to live a simple life. She's a graduate from Seton Hill University and Andersonville Theological Seminary. In my spare time she enjoys knitting, birding, photography, watching BBC Period Drama's and spending time with her husband of 33 years, family and friends. Karen is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.