By Barbara Cameron
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, simply wishes peace in his existence, and he believes he’s came upon it while he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and easy lifestyles yet doesn’t think that that lifestyles is intended for him. whilst he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of desire flares inside of 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 lifestyles locally, supporting Matthew with the farm. Then the threats start. in the beginning, Chris plans to depart in an effort to shield Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, no matter if it potential revealing a mystery he was hoping may stay buried endlessly.
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Chris Matlock. " He'd had a gun shoved in his face more than once, had been trained to take on any enemy, and had held his own. He could face one stern-looking Amish man with murder on his mind. Well, maybe not murder, Chris acknowledged as he glanced now and then over his shoulder as he descended the rungs of the ladder. The Amish were known for their peaceful manner and forgiving natures, weren't they? He hoped what he'd heard was correct. "Matthew! " the woman named Hannah cried out. Chris hesitated on the steps.
I'm sorry. " Chris nodded at Hannah. "Last time I saw you, you were in a wheelchair," Jenny said. " She sighed and then smiled. "I'm putting supper on the table. " Chris glanced at Matthew and saw that the man still regarded him with suspicion. Many of the Amish men he'd seen that day all seemed to wear a rather stern look, but this one could top them all. "Chris talked me through an anxiety attack while I waited for the doctors. " Matthew's expression softened as he looked at his wife, then at Hannah, and he nodded slowly.
You'll need bedding," Phoebe said. " She went into another room and returned with an armful of folded sheets. " He smiled slightly. " They stepped inside. "Matthew's done some work in the kitchen but he doesn't have much time until the winter when he isn't working in the fields. " She walked into it and placed the bedding on the dresser, pleased that the place didn't smell musty from being shut up. Chris looked around and nodded. " "When the son takes over the farm and moves into the farmhouse, his parents move here so they're close if they need any caring for.