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When Doing The Right Thing Will Only Lead To More Heartache, How Do You Know What You Are Supposed To Do?​

Abiding Mercy

When doing the right thing will only lead to more heartache, how do you know what you are supposed to do?

Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full time in her parents’ Amish restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community–and the recent romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon.

When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith only wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married.

But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.

Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she even trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?

Author spotlight

I spent many school hours daydreaming, mostly about horses. Coaxed by my teacher to submit a short story to the Young Authors Writing Contest, I wrote, A Dream to Remember, about a girl who daydreamed about wild horses. That contest opened my eyes to daydream with a purpose. After that, my endless imagination was limited only by how fast I could write, and sometimes I stayed up late at night writing by flashlight to finish a story.

Ruth Reid

Readers say

As always this author didn’t disappoint. Ruth Reid can tell a story that keeps your entertained. Makes you want to keep reading until the end . I think anyone who likes a good story that has a good story line will enjoy this one.


It was soooooo good!!!!!!! This my favorite from Ruth Reid I can not wait for the 2nd book. You will not be sorry if you pick up this book…..I couldn’t put it down its like I was glued to my seat ..not wanting to miss A thing!