A Simple Hope

A Simple Hope

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Random House, Inc.
For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer’s moving Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Hope reveals the ways that faith, love, and charity bring people together in a devoted Amish community.
Ever since the accident that confined him to a wheelchair, James Lapp has fought relentlessly to regain his strength. He knows he must be whole and healthy to run his family’s orchard and provide for Rachel King, the young woman he plans to marry. But when he defies his father’s wishes and seeks treatment outside their close-knit Amish community, James discovers just how long and treacherous the road to recovery will be. Unwilling to saddle a wife with his troubles, James decides he must part with the woman he loves.
Rachel won’t give up her dream of being a devoted wife to James, and it breaks her heart to watch him shut her out. Then their lives change forever when a runaway Englisher girl hides in the Lapp orchard. Rachel and James feel they must risk the disapproval of their friends and neighbors to help her. Will the young stranger bring them closer—or will the consequences of a shared secret tear them apart once and for all?
Revealing the wonder of plain, everyday blessings, A Simple Hope burns bright with the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.

Praise for Rosalind Lauer and A Simple Hope
“A sweet story of two young people trying to overcome tragedy and obstacles to make a new path in their life.”The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
“The Lancaster Crossroads series continues with a tale that weaves an enduring love story with Amish family dynamic elements that feel true to the culture. . . . A truly enjoyable read that will remind readers of God’s promises and how love can sustain through the difficult times.”RT Book Reviews
“Lauer’s new Amish series launch is sure to be a hit with fans of her ‘Seasons of Lancaster County’ series.”Library Journal, on A Simple Faith
“[Lauer] definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories.”Fresh Fiction, on A Simple Winter

Baker & Taylor
Wheel-chair bound after a tragic accident, James Lapp, a true Amish farmer, breaks up with his loyal and loving girlfriend because he believes he cannot be a good husband, but when he comes to the aid of a runaway English, he realizes what a blessing his life is and sets out to make amends. Original. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

After an accident leaves him confined to a wheelchair, Amish farmer James Lapp decides it is best to part with girlfriend Rachel King, until a runaway Englisher girl helps him to realize that true strength lies within.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345543288
Branch Call Number: FIC LAU
Characteristics: 343 p. ;,21 cm.


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