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A Wedding for Julia by Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman is the author of several novels, including A Promise for Miriam and A Home for Lydia. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albio, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country.
From the book’s back cover:
Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. The announcement that she must either marry or move from the family home on her mother’s imminent death catches Julia completely by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain café?
Quiet Caleb Zook thought his time for marrying was long past, but he feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this beautiful, forlorn woman. When he offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she barely knows? Is that the right thing to do? Is this God’s plan for her future? For his?
As Julia and Caleb work through the consequences of their life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
Vannetta Chapman writes excellent Amish novels. Julia Beechy, approaching the age of forty, lives with her mother in the house Julia has lived all her life. After her mother’s death Julia will not be allowed to stay in the home alone, dashing her hope of having a café in the house. Though a quiet man, Caleb Zook asks Lydia why she is sad. Lydia pours out her heart about the café to Caleb although she does not know him well. Caleb is forty years old and never married. Their friendship grows and Caleb wants to do something so she wouldn’t have to move. Vannetta Chapman gives the reader real characters and situations that challenge their strength.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 15, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of A Wedding for Julia by Vannetta Chapman. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden is Britney. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.