IN PLAIN VIEW (Valley of Choice)
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Annie’s quest for simplicity is about to get complicated. Nearly a year after leaving her successful but unsatisfying high-tech life, she wonders if she can truly succeed at being Amish. A lucrative job offer, a red dress, and the shadow of an Amish woman looking for a husband create a vortex that clouds Annie’s choice. Her parents seem determined to sabotage her efforts, and Rufus Beiler, an Amish carpenter who captured her heart, leaves room for doubt about their future. But when an explosion brings Annie under suspicion, can she clear her name and bring the future into plain view?
Valley of Choice Series:
Book 1 - Accidentally Amish
Book 2 - In Plain View
Book 3 - Taken for English - Available February 2014
Jacob smile. “I’m sorry you had to come all the way down here to ask for help,” Jacob said. “I’ve kept Johann too long.” “It’s no problem. The day calls for a walk.” “It’s a fine day,” Jacob agreed. Katie turned to go. “Be careful.” Jacob smiled and said, “I love you, too, Katie Byler.” Jacob watched mother and son traverse the gentle slope between his workshop and the house and garden. The years in North Carolina had brought them adventure and prosperity. Johann was born in their new
such a slow speed, she got off and walked the bike up the hill, taking the seat again only when she knew she could coast the rest of the way home as long as she circled the pedals a couple of times every thirty seconds. Home—her narrow, green-shingled house with irises and daylilies, cornflowers and primroses splashed across the front. Annie leaned the bike against the side of the house, as she always did. Rufus was always after her to use the kickstand, but it was such a beat-up old bicycle to
“Quiche Lorraine?” Just the thought triggered Annie’s salivary glands. Her mother’s quiche, a family weekend staple during Annie’s childhood, was a dish she would like to learn to make now that she was determined to cook properly. “With a fresh spinach-cranberry salad I still have to put together.” Myra turned toward the kitchen. “Almonds?” Annie followed her mother. “Of course.” “I took all this for granted growing up.” Annie perched on a stool at the breakfast bar, where she could smell the
fertilizer. Boys playing with science. This was not good. Annie smacked the library book shut and maneuvered out of the love seat as quickly as she could. How fast could she pedal out to the rock where Elijah Capp and Ruth Beiler used to meet? Breathless when she arrived, she was not the first one there. When Annie saw Karl Kramer’s car, she pedaled faster, supposing she could get closer on the bike than he could get with his car. She could not make herself believe the boys had a target in
portion. “Well, I miss some of your old habits.” Myra licked chocolate off her top lip. “Like calling your mother.” “I call you every Saturday and we yak the charge out of my phone.” Annie twirled her fork, balancing a piece of cake. “I would have called you tomorrow like always.” So why were they here? Brad cleared his throat. “We’re here on a special mission.” “Which is?” “Penny is coming home.” Myra looked at Annie hopefully. Annie had not seen her sister in almost a year and a half.