Paradise ValleyLarge Print - 2011
In 1921, a new Ohio law requiring attendance at public school forces Caleb Bender's family to seek sanctuary in the wilds of Mexico, where the government will not interfere with their Amish way of life or take their children from them. Nor will it protect them. As the Benders establish a homestead in exile, sisters Emma, Rachel and Miriam find strengths unimagined, gifts unexpected, and yearning beyond their deepest dreams. Even steadfast Caleb wrestles with the demands of faith, only to discover that love has its own demands.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Characteristics: 483 p. ; 23 cm.