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 came across it whilst he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and straightforward lifestyles yet doesn’t think that that lifestyles is intended for him. whilst he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of wish flares inside of him. regardless of the conflict of cultures among the previous army guy and the pacifist Amish girl, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into existence locally, assisting Matthew with the farm. Then the threats start. at the start, Chris plans to go away as a way to shield Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he needs to remain and face his adversary, no matter if it potential revealing a mystery he was hoping could stay buried perpetually.

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His whole body ached. He closed his eyes and rotated his head. He'd pushed too hard today. Opening his eyes, he glanced at the hay heaped invitingly behind him. Many a fine nap had been taken in his hayloft. He would hear if someone came in with the horses. Lying back, he groaned with pleasure as he relaxed. No bed had ever felt softer. Pulling his backpack closer with one hand, he reached inside and pulled out his Bible. " He had riches. Sort of. He hadn't had anything to spend his money on with his enforced time off.

Just stop this right now! " Chris blinked and then glanced at Matthew and at Jenny; he saw that they were staring open-mouthed at Hannah. Evidently, neither of them had been expecting such a reaction. "I know you," Jenny said, looking at him. She frowned and bit her lip. " "The veteran's hospital," Chris said. "Yes! " She turned to Matthew. "I met him when I went to the veteran's hospital for tests. " Turning back, she beamed at him. "Chris, this is my husband, Matthew. Matthew, this is Chris.

The Amish were known for their peaceful manner and forgiving natures, weren't they? He hoped what he'd heard was correct. "Matthew! " the woman named Hannah cried out. Chris hesitated on the steps. Turning, Chris jumped down the last two rungs and held his arms in the air. But instead of reassuring Matthew, he still advanced on him with the rake in hand. "Let me explain," Chris said, striving for calm. " 2 The other man's eyes were hard and his mouth was drawn in a grim line. He wore the same Amish clothing Chris had seen others wearing today: black broadcloth trousers, a dark blue cotton shirt, work boots, and a black large-brimmed hat.

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