A Wedding For Julia
The Pebble Creek Amish book 3
by Vannetta Chapman
"I had the awesome experience of participating in a Bible study entitled, The Bible in 90 Days. It was during that study that I came across Genesis 24:67. ‘Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah’s tent, and she became his wife. He loved her deeply, and she was a special comfort to him after the death of his mother.’ I couldn't let go of that image of God providing a lifelong love for Isaac before he had even met the woman. And Isaac, he trusted God and married Rebekah. What a wonderful God we serve. Julia's story began there, in the pages of Genesis. I hope it is one that brings you hope, inspiration, and a touch of God's grace."
4-6 months. I'm usually done with the first draft in 4 months, but then it goes to my pre-readers. When it comes back to me, I go through it one more time before sending it on to my editors.
That would have to be Ada. I sort of planned on her not making it through the entire book, and I won't give anything away ... but I did fall in love with this Godly woman.
Hope! Our hope in Him is what sees us through so many situations. And of course, a fuller understanding of God's grace.
I knew we'd still be in Pebble Creek, and I wanted her on the more liberal side so that she could have the appliances she needed to cook. I also thought this was a good extension of A Home for Lydia where we had cabins run by the Amish. Why a cafe? Well, I think it's a common enough dream for those who know how to cook well ... no one would want me starting a cafe. lol.
There are many subplots in this story that tugged on my heart, like the young teenage girl who moves in with Caleb and Julia. I think we need to offer love and grace to the adolescents in our life ... and of course we need to appreciate the older members of our families. The Psalms are an important part as well. They're sprinkled throughout this manuscript. One of my favorites was
for He is right beside me."
Vannetta Chapman writes Fiction Full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
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Just As Hope Runs Out The Door,
Love Softly Peeks In
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 by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain cafe?
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 in to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
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