Living in Harmony
By Mary Ellis
(Harvest House Publishers, Paperback, 9780736938662, 330pp.)
Publication Date: August 2012
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Living in Harmony is the first book in bestselling author Mary Ellis's New Beginnings series. It's about fresh starts and love?and how faith in God and His perfect plan for our lives provides us with the peace and joy we desire.
Amy King?young, engaged, and Amish?faces difficult challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fianc?, John Detweiler, persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who can help the women in their time of need.
John's brother Thomas and sister-in-law Sally readily open their home to the three newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment and counseling. During this time Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. She wishes to reconnect with her, but this puts a strain on her relationship with John.
Can John and Amy find a way to live in happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to one another?