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Hope in the Land
by Olivia Newport


Overview - When Henry Edison turns up in Lancaster County to survey farm women about their domestic contributions during the 1930s, the last thing Amish housewife Gloria Grabill has time for is the government agent's unending questions. Gloria's hands are already full with a farm to run alongside her husband, a houseful of children, and an English neighbor, Minerva Swain, who has been trying Gloria's patience for forty years.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When Henry Edison turns up in Lancaster County to survey farm women about their domestic contributions during the 1930s, the last thing Amish housewife Gloria Grabill has time for is the government agent's unending questions. Gloria's hands are already full with a farm to run alongside her husband, a houseful of children, and an English neighbor, Minerva Swain, who has been trying Gloria's patience for forty years. Gloria's oldest daughter, Polly, wants nothing more than the traditional path of an Amish farmer's wife, but everything she does seems to push Thomas Coblentz further away. While the Great Depression shadows the country in gloom, can Amish and English neighbors in Lancaster County grasp the goodness that will sustain hope?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781634096553
  • ISBN-10: 163409655X
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Amish Turns of Time #1

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Books > Fiction > Amish & Mennonite
Books > Fiction > Christian - Romance

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the fourth installment of Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series, Henry Edison finds a job in the Works Progress Administration and is assigned to Lancaster County to collect productivity data from the households of rural farms. It’s the Depression, and Henry has scant funds, an unreliable vehicle, and few places to sleep. Gloria Grabill quickly offers him food and lodging—and the assistance of her daughter, Polly. Polly, whose clumsiness has precluded her from farm chores, soon becomes an invaluable asset to Henry. Though Gloria shows remarkable hospitality to strangers, she has much more difficulty with Minerva Swain, her nemesis since grade school. Minerva’s husband and daughter are tight with the Grabill clan, so her presence at their farm seems to occur more often than either woman would like. The story is simple, with only a slight hint of mystery, which surrounds the Swain’s grown sons. The cast of characters is large, but each is smartly crafted. Without heavy religious tones, Newport keenly expresses the timeless value of forgiveness, generosity, and compassion. Agent: Rachelle Gardner, Books & Such Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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