Amish Series: The Zook Family Revisited
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Belinda Glick, a lovely Amish girl from Ohio, decides to explore the other world during the time of her Rumspringa. In her desire to ‘just have fun’ she risks having her naiveté challenged by Dan, a young college student. Her parents are distraught over their daughter’s rebellious behavior and decide to send her to Lancaster County, PA, to stay with her Aunt Emma and Uncle Gabe until she learns to behave with more maturity. The Zook family takes her under their wing and she finds herself needed when one of the Zook sisters gives birth. While in Pennsylvania, Belinda discovers a new crowd, but will she fit in with the English ways? How firm are her moral values? Strong enough to keep her pure? A young man she befriends speaks to her of his love, but who will win over the heart of this challenging young woman?
Belinda Glick enjoys her time with the Zook family, but it's time to return to Ohio. Her Aunt Mary is strong enough to take over the care of Oma. Though she will miss everyone, Belinda's heart is with Jeff Richardson, a young man back home. Things become complicated when her parents realize her feelings for Jeff go beyond friendship. He is still an Englisher in their minds, though he plans to adopt the simpler ways of the Mennonites. Katie, the youngest Zook daughter, finds herself questioning her own future with Josiah Stoltz. Events outside her control bring her face-to-face with her own mortality Where does Josiah fit in her life? Belinda must return to Lancaster when the family's situation alters drastically. Will she come back to Ohio once she's no longer needed at the Zooks? Will Jeff be willing to wait? will her family disown her if she leaves the Amish faith? Belinda finds herself at a crossroad. Bitter indeed.
Belinda Glick finds herself in turmoil. Can she actually leave her Amish family and her community to marry a man of another faith? Though her love for him is strong, is he asking too much of her to leave everything behind to join him in his English world? While struggling with her decision, she accepts a job in her neighborhood to help babysit a newborn. Belinda befriends a member of the English family she works for and finds herself enveloped in her new friend’s problems. Unexpectedly, things may benefit one of the Zook sisters. God works in mysterious ways. In Lancaster County, the Zooks celebrate a wedding and then enlist Katie’s help as Oma struggles with health issues. Sometimes Katie’s own desires are sublimated as she reaches out to her family members. Will this affect her new marriage?
Belinda Glick has made a major decision regarding her future. Though her family seems delighted by her choice, Jeff's family is not as pleased of his pronouncement. How will their attitude affect Belinda and Jeff's relationship? Is marriage in their future?
During this stressful time, it is helpful for Belinda to have a new friend. Madison Fortina, the sister of the toddler Belinda babysits for, finds herself in a serious predicament. Belinda suggests Madison move to Lancaster County to get away from her problems in Ohio. She decides to stay temporarily with members of the Zook family.
Katie is waiting for her baby's arrival, but she becomes heavily involved in Madison's future plans for her own child. Will Katie's health issues affect Madison's decision about her own baby? What about adoption? so many factors involved.
Decisions need to be made about Madison's future. Will the beautiful English girl remain in the Zook's Amish home where she feels loved, or will she return to her home in Ohio to live with her father and his new wife? Mary Zook must learn to accept the many changes in her life. Her son, Wayne, plans to marry soon and Mary fears Madison and little Mary Beth may also be leaving. Then Benjamin, a young Amish man, shows interest in Madison as well as the father of her child.
Mary's daughter, Katie, continues to deal with health issues. How will the test results affect Katie's future?