The Long Road Home Trilogy
- 1008 Pages
- June 6, 2023
- ISBN: 9781680998689
- Trim Size: 5.5in x 8.5in x 0in
A unique and gripping Amish romance trilogy set in the South in the early 1900s.
This unusual Amish romance by bestselling author Linda Byler tackles heavy issues of abuse, racism, and the damage done when a community puts reputation over faith. But ultimately there is also hope, love, and the unflinching faithfulness of a good God.
Banished: It was the early 1900s when Obadiah (Oba) and Merriweather's (May's) parents died tragically, leaving them orphans at ten and eleven years old. When none of their nearby relations volunteer to take them in, they are set on a train to Arkansas to go live on their Amish aunt and uncle's cotton farm. Once there, it doesn't take long to discover they will be treated cruelly, no matter what they do. When teenage May encounters Clinton, a young black man, she sees a kindness in his eyes that she's been thirsting for. As things go from bad to worse at the farm, can she turn to Clinton for help? Where is God when she needs Him most?
A Beacon of Light: After being shuffled from home to home, May finds a welcoming friend in Clara. Clara is single, having long since sworn off romantic relationships. She doesn't trust men, and it doesn't take her long to realize May had her own painful past. Clara helps May to reintegrate into the Amish community, but May sinks deeper and deeper into depression as she tries to keep her dark past concealed.
All in Good Time: May's children are steadily growing older, and eventually they begin to face relationship struggles of their own. Can May help them navigate the turbulent waters of young love? And will Oba's heart ever soften enough to find love, or will he always face loneliness and despair?