Love Still Stands (The New Hope Amish)
By Kelly Irvin
Readers of Kelly Irvin's Bliss Creek Amish novels will be overjoyed to discover her new series for lovers of Amish fiction: The New Hope Amish. In the first installment, Love Still Stands, a group of dedicated families leaves Bliss Creek to establish a new community in Missouri. Among them is Bethel Graber, a beautiful young woman with a passion for teaching. But after being disabled in a terrible accident, overseeing a classroom is out of the question...and romance seems a long-lost dream. Bethel begins physical therapy, determined to make a fresh start. But that won't be easy in the town of New Hope, where the locals seem anything but eager to welcome their new Amish neighbors. Amid growing intimidation from the community, Bethel must find the strength to face her many challenges and the faith to believe that God still has a plan--and a love--for her life.
God's grace is sufficient and his power is made perfect in our weakness.
Why the author wrote this book:
To explore the spiritual issue of why God doesn't always take away our pain or illness or disability and how we as Christians react to not getting the answer to prayer we think we should Also to explore bigotry rooted ignorance as it relates to the reception Amish folks sometimes receive when they move to new areas.