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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

Psst! I've got FREE taste treats of the novel ready for YOU! DOWNLOAD the first 3 chapters as an eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
OR, you can subscribe to a daily series of installments by email until you have read the 8 Chapter Sampler:

A Book I can Highly Recommend

The Reckoning

by Beverly Lewis

published by Bethany House Publishers
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Reckoning - Beverly LewisThe Reckoning, The Heritage of Lancaster County Series #3

Also the whole set of 3: The Heritage of Lancaster County -- by Beverly LewisThe Heritage of Lancaster County Series, Volumes 1-3

Katie Lapp became Katherine Mayfield in the first two books of this series, and now she has the life she's always dreamed of, but something is drawing her back to her Amish roots.

In the first volume, Katie is about to marry their bishop in the Plain Amish community of Hickory Hollow, when she discovers a satin baby dress and the news that she was given to her parents as a newborn.

In the second book, Katie takes on the name on the label in the baby dress, Katherine Mayfield, and goes to search for her real mother. That was not as easy as it first seemed. Her impostor was already in place, and her mother was dying.

In this third book, she pines for her childhood friend, Mary Stolfuz, who is at the same time agonizing over whether she is right to marry the bishop that Katherine rejected.

Daniel Fisher, Katherine's young teen love, thought to be dead, is very much alive and trying to find her. When he does, Katherine sends him away in shock.

You know, of course, as well as I do, that in the end it all works out very well, and they are reconciled, and both at peace about leaving the Plain life. It is watching this all come together that makes reading this book such a pleasure. This book is a satisfying conclusion to the series.

I can heartily recommend all three books to you as a good, refreshing reading experience. And a glimpse into Amish life besides.

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