Olivia Newport Amish plowRufus Beiler moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Custer County, Colorado. He discovered that farming in dry, rocky, southwestern Colorado is a whole ‘nother skill than agriculture in good old PA. He’s not a quitter. He sticks with his family as they face the challenge of carving out a new life in a new settlement far from their extended family and church community. He uses his skill as a cabinet maker both to help support the family and also to create bridges to a new community.

And when Annie Friesen shows up accidentally in Rufus’s barn, he doesn’t freak out. He challenges her to consider what her own values are and how they form the choices she must make.

Jerry S. Eicher, author of four Amish series, including The Fields of Home, got this. He said,

“The wild English world arrives in Rufus Beiler’s life, and doesn’t leave. Olivia Newport stirs in a touch of historical and suspense, for a pleasant and accurate read on Amish life.”

I’m looking forward to when you can all meet Rufus—just a few more days now!

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  1. Jeannie Heffner-Gardner on the September 23, 2012 remarked #

    I see you are a new Author of Amish stories and Christian Fiction… Now this alone, excites me..Let me tell you, at 72 yrs., there is not a whole lot that does.. I raised 4 daughters(lost one 11yrs ago) I have 9 Grand kids and 8 Great-Grand Kids.. I live alone now with my dog Jack Riley..Books though, have become my new BFF ..I have traveled thousands of miles and lived so many different ‘lives’ through all the books that I’ve read..Actually, it’s been much like my own life was, only now at my age, I don’t have to deal with all the negativity that was in my own life. I have become so much closer to God through the Christian Fiction I read. Christ is the center of my life and I seem to meet Him at every corner in the story’s ..I cry, I laugh and I worry from page to page if things are going to happen the way I’m hoping they will.. In fact (you’ll probably hate this) I’ve even looked at the last page a few times, as I couldn’t stand the suspense of not knowing, and the ending is still always, in most books, the way it should be.. So I’m always anxious to read the next story, especially if it’s in a series.. There is so much life in a story and the people become real to me, so now I’m excited to find a new writer of the Amish and Christian Fiction.. I read all the Amish books I could get my hands on at first until I found out there were other books of Christian Fiction that were not Amish..Karen Kingsbury’s series of the Baxter Family and Cindy Woodsmall’s Sister’s of the Quilt series, are 2 of my favorite writers and story’s..But of course there are others I really love too..I can’t wait to read yours..Just from reading the story’s on your web site I can tell, you, like your ”Mama”,are the kind of people the world needs more of..Happy writing..

  2. Jeannie Heffner-Gardner on the September 23, 2012 remarked #

    Now I can’t wait to read more about Rufus and Annie Frisen..one more week..Will it come out on Kindle?

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