Let me start by saying I pray the Lord has blessed you all with a safe, happy, and healthy summer.
He has surely blessed me, many times over. The family is happy and healthy, my malfunctioning computer has been repaired, and I recently learned that my contract for Love Finds You in Paradise, PA will arrive any day. How cool is that!
The basic storyline, for those of you with inquiring minds, goes something like this:
Julia (legal aid lawyer) and Simon (veterinarian) are regular volunteers at The Wolf Sanctuary of PA (a real place, just like Paradise!). Both also have ties with their good Amish friends. With so much in common, it’s no surprise that, right from the get-go, they’re drawn to one another.
Simon, lonely and brokenhearted since the death of his wife, has prayed for someone to share his beliefs, his life, and his yearning for children. Julia, an orphan raised in the foster care system, wants the same things. But convinced the handsome, big-hearted animal doctor deserves far better than someone like her–the product of a mother who died of a drug overdose and a father who died in prison–she does everything in her power to stay a safe heart-distance from Simon, who is determined to prove her wrong…
…until an Amish child is harmed by an “Englisher”, and her boss forces Julia to represent the offender in court.
Can the loving lessons of the humble Amish help him understand that Julia’s just doing her job? That the boy in question, like little Liam, is also child of God, deserving of forgiveness and mercy? Or will outrage that Julia could defend the young man’s violent acts keep Simon from living by God’s laws, not man’s?
And what will it take for Julia to forgive herself for representing the individual who caused such pain and heartache in the Amish community and her own?
Only a miracle can mend all the broken hearts, and renew the peace and tranquility of Paradise, PA….
Come back soon to view pictures of my klutzy, neurotic rescued dog, my gardens, family (and maybe even me!), and of course, the beautiful Paradise vistas.
Until then, may God’s blessings keep you smiling!
All my best,