First, a personal note:
We've been away from our office & away from our blog the past couple weeks, due to a family emergency that took us--with just one hour's notice--on a long 2-day drive to our home state of California.
Our 44-year-old nephew, Scott Walston, son of Steve's only sibling, Judy Walston, was killed in an industrial accident. We stayed long enough for the rest of our family--our sons & their wives--to fly there too and for Steve to officiate at the graveside & memorial service at Woodlake Presbyterian Church. Scott...we will never stop missing you & your humor, your work ethic, your integrity, the wonderful menus you prepared, your beautiful gardening, and most of all your infectious smile!
Now that we're home, we have some catch-up to do...including to let you know about a new novel release by a New York Times bestselling author! We're delighted to present to you. . . .
|Book #2 Ada's House Series|
The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall
Release date: August 31, 2010
Headstrong schoolteacher Lena Kauffman finds herself at the center of controversy in her Amish community when a young man in her classroom refuses to submit to her authority. As her friends and family rally around her, especially longtime friend Grey Graber, things go from bad to worse when Grey’s wife, Elsie, becomes an accidental target in trouble meant for Lena. As the present unravels around them, each must find their own way through their private pain in order to find peace and a brighter future.
The Bridge of Peace is the second novel in the Ada’s House series and it returns to Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and the beloved characters from The Hope of Refuge. The Hope of Refuge—Christy finalist, Inspirational Readers Choice Contest finalist, and a Carol Award finalist.
To read the first chapter of The Bridge of Peace or see a list of places to order it online, go to http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/books/bridge-of-peace_excerpt.php.
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She’s co-author of an upcoming spring release, Plain Wisdom, which is a nonfiction book of touching and humorous life events written with an Old Order Amish friend.