Seeds of Hope by Barbara Cameron


Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since they were teenagers. She knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney—an Englischer—and Miriam loves her quiet way of life in her Amish community. But when Mark unexpectedly shows up in Paradise, Pennsylvania, Miriam realizes it’s going to get a lot harder to hide her feelings.

Even though Mark always loved visiting his grandfather’s farm as a boy, he’s convinced the Amish life is not for him. But when he suddenly finds himself out of a job and without direction, Mark heads back to the farm just in time to help with the harvest. Coming for a visit and coming to stay, however, are two very different things. 

Everything changes when Mark sees that Miriam, the girl he remembers from his youth, has grown into the kind of faith-filled woman he wants in his future. Could life in this simple world be right for Mark after all? Has Miriam finally found her happily ever after? True love sprouts from seeds of hope.
About the author:
Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award from RWA’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
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In Tiffany’s opinion:
As I read this story, I was impressed at the respect the author gave towards the Amish culture. She also portrayed a realistic situation where two people with completely different backgrounds are able to develop a relationship. I fell in love with both characters; Miriam and Mark. I couldn’t imagine how difficult it would be to have a crush on a boy from childhood but know deep down inside it would never work with their differences. This was a heartwarming story that I looked forward to reading every chance that I got. I loved the simplicity of the Amish culture intermixed with the “Englischer” way of life. If you love these types of stories, you will enjoy this new up and coming series!
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