By Amy Clipston
Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you will meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As every one woman's tale unfolds, you'll percentage in her heartaches, trials, joys, goals ... and secrets and techniques. you will discover how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' means of life---and the choices and effects that stick to. most significantly, you may be inspired through the desire and religion of those ladies, and the significance they position on their households. Miriam Lapp, who left the Amish group of Bird-in-Hand 3 years in the past, is heartbroken while her sister calls to bare that her mom has died without notice. touring domestic to Pennsylvania, she is compelled to stand the heartache from her previous, together with her rift from her kinfolk and the breakup of her engagement with Timothy Kauffman. Her earlier emotional wounds are reopened whilst her family members rejects her once more and she or he unearths out that Timothy is in a courting with another individual. Miriam discovers that the rumors that broke them up 3 years in the past have been all lies. notwithstanding, while Timothy proposes to his female friend and Miriam's father disowns her, Miriam returns to Indiana along with her center in shambles. while Miriam's father has a stroke, Miriam returns to Pennsylvania, the place her international keeps to disintegrate, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group and her religion in God.
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She longed to ask Edna how Timothy Kauffman was, but she didn’t want to give the impression that she cared. After all, he’d broken her heart. ” Miriam asked. ” Miriam cut her eyes across the small table to her cousin, who responded with a horrified expression. ” Abby jammed her finger into her own collarbone. “Remember what happened when I attempted lasagna last month? Our neighbor wound up calling nine-one-one. The only good thing that came from it was I got a date with a handsome firefighter, but even he turned out to be a dud.
Abby gave a little shrug. “Of course I am. ” Miriam let out a sigh. ” Abby gestured toward the suitcase. “Get packed, and we’ll get on the road. With any luck, we’ll be there before midnight. I imagine your dad and my parents won’t welcome us with open arms. ” Miriam nodded. “I was thinking that. ” Abby smiled. “Guess I better brush up on my Pennsylvania Dietsch, huh? ” Miriam lowered herself onto her double bed next to her suitcase. ” Abby shook her head and stepped toward the door. “Well, we have a long ride ahead of us.
I’m heading home to pack up and leave for Gordonville right away. Call me. ” She slammed the phone down and stood. After explaining the situation to Lauren, she rushed to the apartment she’d shared with Abby since Abby’s husband left her two years ago. Miriam was drowning in memories and packing when the door to her bedroom whooshed open, dragging across the worn tan carpet. ” a voice behind her asked. Miriam turned to find her cousin standing in the doorway, clad in her best blue suit. Her light brown hair was cut in a short, stylish bob, perfect for a professional climbing the corporate ladder.