A New Amish Fiction Release by Laura V. Hilton

A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the region during the overnight/early morning hours. Widespread straight-line wind damage resulted across much of northern Indiana and southwest lower Michigan before the storms weakened over northwest Ohio. Eleven tornadoes have been confirmed with straight-line wind damage determined to be the cause in other locations across northern Indiana and southwest lower Michigan.

Grace Lantz’s wedding was planned and everything was ready when a series of strong storms whipped across Northern Indiana, taking out trees and downing power-lines, dismantling barns and houses and leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. With the Lantz’s barn gone and all hands needed for cleanup, the wedding has to be postponed. Grace’s special sister, Patience, isn’t living up to her name with all the havoc, and Grace isn’t sure where to begin helping. Especially when Grace’s groom has disappeared. Does she console her sister, deliver food to all the needy and the workers, look for her missing groom, or grab a chainsaw and start removing trees from across roads, driveways and homes so emergency crews can get in? Or maybe all of the above?

Amish and English respond from miles around, and desperate to make a difference, Ezekiel Bontrager joins the volunteers from his district and travels to Shipshewana to help with the worst of the damage. When Zeke happens upon a disheveled Amish woman wielding a chainsaw, while a wailing woman and a picnic basket of sandwiches wait in the nearby buggy, sparks fly. When the chainsaw is safely turned off and put away, he learns she is trying to distract her sister and find her groom. Zeke agrees to help.

As Zeke and Grace spend time working together, it seems as if a cold-footed groom took advantage of the commotion and bolted. By the time the world begins to resume some semblance of order, the groom is found. And Grace must decide if the wedding will go on.