The Road HomeBook - 2018
Lena Rose Schwartz hadn't planned to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. She could not have foreseen the accident that made her and her siblings orphans. After her parents' funeral, her younger brothers and sisters are farmed out to various nearby relatives. When the deacon in charge of the arrangements tells her there aren't places enough for everyone, she agrees to go live with her father's second cousin and his family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lena has never been more than a few miles from home and she's never met the family she will now be living with. Worse than that is the thought of being separated from her siblings. How will they manage without her to care for them--especially eight-year-old Chris? What about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? He was not the man her father would have preferred for her and maybe that was what the deacon was hinting at when he said "a fresh start might do you good." It won't be forever, she consoles herself. I'll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family--and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated then she ever imagined.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 
Characteristics: 316 pages ; 23 cm.