- Patchwork Dreams, A novel
- The Amish ofSeymour, Book One
- Laura V. Hilton © 2011
- Whitaker House www.whitakerhouse.com
- ISBN 978-1-60374-255-9
- 287 pp. trade ppbk.
This view from inside Amish life will allow us to understand and appreciate these lovely people, whether or not we agree with some of their Bible doctrines.
Laura Hilton’s novel portrays the anguish of a fallen teenager and the hurts that interfere with her ability to trust others. Becky Troyer has supposedly repented and been forgiven by her church, but hides from the gossip and disregard by her peers. Her heart weeps every day.
Jacob Miller arrives to work among the community, sent by his father to remove the young man from an unsuitable girlfriend. Jacob, a friendly, caring fellow immediately tries to encourage Becky, but she often rebuffs his efforts.
In a continual comedy of errors, Jacob and Becky trust, mistrust, understand and misunderstand each other. Will they ever resolve their fears and find happiness?
Teens and pre-teens will especially benefit from this book, to evaluate the beauty of pure relationships.