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When her father, Preacher Jessie Zook, orders his daughter Annie to give up the art work she loves, they fight and then Annie compounds her father's displeasure by moving in with Esther and her four small children. Esther's husband Zeke has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his brother. He's in jail awaiting test results on bones uncovered. Esther has been shunned for her defiance of the Amish way.
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Ben Martin returns to Paradise. He and Annie became interested in each other on his previous visit. Then, Jesse ordered Annie not to see Ben and ordered Ben out of town. Ben returns after his parents tell him he is adopted. He and Annie pick up where they left off, and Jesse is angry. Through their conversations, Annie begins to believe Ben is really Zeke's younger brother who was never murdered. But is Ben really Zeke's long lost brother? Can an Amish girl and an Englischer young man ever be happy together?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Amish Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different religion

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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