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A Time to Heal by Barbara Cameron

By Barbara Cameron

Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, simply desires peace in his lifestyles, and he believes he’s stumbled on it while he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and straightforward lifestyles yet doesn’t think that that existence is intended for him. whilst he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of desire flares inside him. regardless of the conflict of cultures among the previous army guy and the pacifist Amish lady, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into existence in the neighborhood, assisting Matthew with the farm. Then the threats commence. first and foremost, Chris plans to go away on the way to safeguard Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, no matter if it capacity revealing a mystery he was hoping could stay buried without end.

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Jenny and Matthew glanced upward, then at each other. "Your turn," she murmured. Her husband headed upstairs. She turned to Chris. " But before they could leave, Matthew called down the stairs for her. " she called. She turned to Hannah. " She stood and watched Chris lift his backpack. As he did, he couldn't hide the wince of pain that crossed his face. "You'll need bedding," Phoebe said. " She went into another room and returned with an armful of folded sheets. " He smiled slightly. " They stepped inside.

This wasn't his Bible, but when his buddy Vince got shot right in front of him, he'd taken it, tucked it into his pocket, and protected it ever since. Not that he didn't like living and working on the farm. But sometimes a guy needed to get away for a little while. Dust motes danced in the sunlight streaming through the opening to the left of the loft. The aches and pains he'd noticed from his long, unaccustomed walk eased, and lethargy stole over him. Peace. This was the peace he hadn't felt in two years.

Vince had been the one with the connection to God. He was such a good person. Wasn't he more worthy of life? His counselor called it survivor guilt. A lot of people— especially soldiers—felt this way. Chris had no idea that he wouldn't be able to talk to Jenny alone. Now he had to think of how he could stick around without arousing suspicions. And the woman he would be playing tourist with the next morning—he'd have to be careful around her if he didn't want to make anyone suspicious of his motives.

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