After looking behind her shoulder one day and seeing the one thing she is most afraid of, Melissa James leaves her home and family behind and flees to Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She rents a room from Lela Denlinger, striving to find the peace and sanctuary that Lela seems to have found. But is Melissa bringing a new danger into the peaceful Amish community? And what secrets will come to light when Melissa's husband searches for the reasons behind her disappearance?
After the dramatic conclusion to his discovery of a long-lost postcard, journalist Philip Bradley simply cannot forget the Amish people he met while on assignment in Pennsylvania--particularly Rachel Yoder and her young daughter, Annie. Rachel's cheerful outlook, in spite of her blindness, and her appealing, uncomplicated lifestyle beckon Philip amid the high-paced existence of his New York career. Philip's newfound knowledge of the true reason for Rachel's loss of sight spurs him on to uncover what he can about the possibility for a cure. In Lancaster County, Rachel has her own ideas about the way her vision might be restored, and it doesn't include the local healer and his black box. Now, Rachel firmly believes the God she serves is the only One who can grant her sight, but as the memories of the trauma she suffered begin to resurface, Rachel questions whether she can bear the agonizing road to recovery. Drawn back to Lancaster County over the Christmas holidays, Philip struggles with the vast gulf separating him from the beautiful Plain woman. Rachel has suffered unbearable heartache; will his growing affection for her only bring more of the same? Or must Philip and Rachel sacrifice a future together for the sake of all they know and love?
A Long-Forgotten Message Threatens a Community United in Secrecy
Rachel Yoder, a New Order Amish woman, lost her husband and son in a tragic accident two years ago. Now, returning to her aging parents with her young daughter, she has resigned herself to the life of a widow. With a subdued but cheerful heart she helps her family run a bed-and-breakfast in a quaint Lancaster county town.
Philip Bradley, a world-weary journalist from New York City on assignment in Lancaster to write an article on the Amish community, is a lodger at the Yoder's B&B. A chance discovery by Philip of a postcard written in illegible Pennsylvania Dutch in the dresser of his room sets off a series of events that leads him into the heart of the Amish life and to the bedside of a mysterious woman known as "The Storyteller." With the postcard as a link to a haunted past, the woman gradually weaves a riveting tale as old as herself about a community shuttered in secrecy, shattered by betrayal.
Fascinated by the story, Philip's and Rachel's lives become inevitably intertwined despite the attempts of the community to protect her from the outsider. Torn by devotion to the people she loves and the awakening feelings in her heart, Rachel searches her past to restore old wounds in order than new love might grow.
All three books in the Amish Country Crossroads Series, presented in a boxed audiobook set. This abridged version spans 9 CDs and is the complete set of Amish Country Crossroads books.
In The Postcard, Rachel Yoder, a young Amish widow, helps her family run a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster County. The discovery of an old postcard begins to unravel a web of betrayal and secrecy in Rachel s community. Rachel must search her heart, and her past, to restore a splintered family tree.
Drawn back to Lancaster County in The Crossroad, Philip Bradley struggles with his attraction to a beautiful Plain woman. Rachel has suffered unbearable heartache, and he fears that his growing affection for her will only bring more of the same. Must they sacrifice a future together for the sake of all they know and love?
In Sanctuary, Ryan James comes home one day to find his wife gone, leaving a hastily written note. Stunned, Ryan searches frantically, only to discover that Melissa is not who she claimed to be. Now she has escaped to Amish country. There Melissa s painful history unfolds--even as danger closes in.