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Shelter in the Storm

Authors: Blount, Laurel
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC053000, FIC027270, FIC042040
ISBN: 9780593200216, Related ISBNs: 0593200209, 0593200217, 0593411668, 0593411676, 9780593200209
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 336,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In this moving Amish romance, two broken hearts find hope in each other after a terrible loss.

Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend.

Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love?

As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.
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