An Amish Family Reunion
By Mary Ellis
Julia Miller misses her children. They are grown and have families of their own now, but her mother’s heart yearns for a houseful of laughter and joy once again. She plans to gather her chicks together in a summer celebration to remember. At the farm next door, Julia’s niece, Phoebe, meets Eli Riehl, a young man who charms her—and everyone else—with his exceptional storytelling ability on a rumschpringe trip to Niagara Falls. When Phoebe sketches scenes to illustrate one of his tales, Eli encourages her incredible talent, and together they embark on a lofty and unlikely business venture for two young Amish people—writing and illustrating a children’s book.
I hope my readers will discover that no matter how far we roam from home, or how many problems arise in our daily lives, the Lord will always provide a way to reconnect with those we love.
Why the author wrote this book:
I wrote this book because I discovered many Amish young people follow divergent career paths, yet still manage to stay faithful to their heritage.