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Forever Home

By Amy Grochowski


A Canadian Amish farmer
A Lancaster Amish businesswoman
A Prince Edward Island foster child

Lydia Miller is an anomaly among her Amish people-a single woman in her 30s, running her own store, determined to forge a life on her own. But when Joel Yoder comes into town to sell his property, Lydia suddenly finds all of her hopes and dreams crumbling around her and a new opportunity placed in her lap.
Joel has his own problems. Recently jilted by his fiancée, Joel has seen his own dreams of moving to a newly established Amish community begin to falter. The new community welcomes married couples only. With his dreams quickly slipping from his fingers, Joel suddenly sees the only option he thinks he has-a marriage of convenience for both of them.
As the new couple begins life in a new settlement, they are even more surprised when a foster child in need of a home finds her way to them. Yet what will happen when the English world and the Amish world collide?

Book Takeaway:

Spiritual healing is possible only through the redeeming love of God, and often only discovered because of the patient rendering of that love through the hearts of God's people to others.


Year Title Description
2018 ACFW Genesis Contest Romance Semi-Finalist
2017 RWA Magnolia Contest Inspirational Winner (Pre-published)

Why the author wrote this book:

In March of 2016, a group of Canadian Amish from Ontario began to move to Prince Edward Island to establish new communities on the rich and fertile farmland. As the daughter of a church planter, I was intrigued. As a friend of both Amish and Mennonites, I was drawn into the stories of these modern Anabaptists starting fresh in a new-to-them territory. And as an author, my imagination was sparked by the novel ideas for an Amish group of believers carrying their traditions to the land of Anne of Green Gables and the farms of the Canadian maritimes. The short answer, I couldn't resist!


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