"Plain Everyday Heroes"
By Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good,
About the Book:
Genre: Christian Amish
Release Date: July 4, 2018
Playing with Fire
Arie Zimmerman has been in love with Noah Behr from almost the moment they met, but after a devastating wildfire destroys the community, everything changes. Noah questions how a loving Gott could allow such things to happen. As Arie and her family struggle to rebuild their home and lives, Noah escapes to California to fight another off-season wildfire—and maybe find Gott in the process.
When Noah returns, he promises Arie the prize money if she will help him with a chili cook-off to fund the fire department. Of course, in order to spend more time with the girl he loves, he’s also willing to pitch in unloading the new furniture and animals her daed bought at an auction. He’ll even help Arie slice and dice vegetables if he can taste test the recipes.
More than just the kitchen heats up as they spend time together. But will Noah find a still missing Gott in the process and discover there’s more to life than what he initially believed?
An Unlikely Hero
Mysteries intrigue secondhand shop owner Benuel Miller. Although strangers may think a blind man would be easy to cheat, those who know Benuel realize he’s honed his other senses to pick up clues his eyes don’t see, making him a savvy business owner. When a stranger enters Benuel’s secondhand shop, the man is shocked by Benuel’s accurate assessment and unsolicited advice. Wary, he hopes Benuel won’t find out his true intentions, but the shopkeeper is already on the case.
Later, Mari and her twin sister, Frannie, stop in Benuel’s shop with Frannie’s three-year-old son, and Benuel senses trouble. His hunches have never led him astray, but is he misreading something here? He can’t help being drawn to Mari, yet is she as sweet and loving as she seems? Or is she hiding a deep, dark secret?
One explosive night when tragedy strikes, Benuel risks his life to find out the truth. Can he unmask the stranger from his shop to foil a sinister plot? And will what he discovers destroy his only chance for love?
Racing the Slow Girls
A recipe for fast-paced, comical, Amish adventure— Ingredients: Three fun-loving teenage boys on bicycles. Mix in an adorable little girl on a pony, a few spunky teenage girls, and a hint of romance. Directions: Place the characters in a beautiful setting, such as Holmes Co. Ohio. Roll in the boys on bikes. Stir up a few harsh words spoken carelessly. Add plenty of retaliation by the girls. Place in the heat of a family emergency until everyone is completely undone. Sit back and enjoy an Amish adventure with a cup 0f coffee.
This delightful collection of novellas deals with the "unsung" heroes in the Amish community. They are all ordinary people, varying ages and positions, who each accomplishes something that is extraordinarily out of their regular expectations. They each become a hero in their unique way. We don't often hear stories of this kind! Regular people like you and I , who go out of their way to succeed at a special deed.
The characters are all well described and had very realistic personalities. They had strengths and weaknesses! All in all, they each charm the reader in their own way. Readers can learn from the way in which each deals with very different life lessons.
I particularly enjoyed the light romance and charming people that became my close friends as I read their tales. Humor surprisingly appears just when needed. Light moments are always an important part of dealing with hard times.
This is a book that I would highly recommend to those who want an easy to read short story. Each novella stands alone thus makes excellent bedtime reading.
Well done , authors! Waiting eagerly for your next creation!
This book was a gift . The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.
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About the AuthorsLaura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.Rachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—, Love & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.
Sisters & FriendsThomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance,from an Amish friend.
Arie’s habanero chili1 lb stew meat: venison, or beef1/4 cup bacon bits1/2 Onion, dicedGreen pepper, diced2 cans of habanero Rotel1 can tomato sauce1 can kidney beans1 can pinto beans1/2 cup sliced jalapenos1 TSP cayenne pepper3 TB chili powder2 TB beef bouillon1 TSP paprika1 TSP pepper2 TB garlicsalt to tasteSaute onion and pepper, set aside. Sear stew meat in hot pan until brown. Do not over cook. Add meat and other ingredients to pot and simmer until done. Add water if necessary. Serve with cornbread. Approximately 7 servingsRecipe compliments of Michael Hilton (Laura’s son)
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