Daybreak: The Days of Redemption Series, Book One

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HarperCollins, Feb 12, 2013 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In this close-knit Amish family, nothing is as perfect as it seems . . .

When Viola Keim starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with resident Atle, whose only living relative, son Edward, is living as a missionary in Nicaragua. Viola understands the importance of mission work, but she can't imagine leaving her father in the hands of strangers. Even though her family is New Order Amish, it's not the Amish way, and though she doesn't know Ed, she judges him for abandoning his father.

But when Ed surprises his father with a visit, Viola and Ed both discover an attraction they never expected. Despite her feelings, choosing Ed would mean moving to a far-off country and leaving her family behind. She can't do that. Her twin sister, Elsie, is going blind and will need someone to care for her all her life. Her family is reeling with the recent discovery that her grandmother hid her past as an Englischer. Her father seems forgetful and distracted—and to be harboring some secrets of his own.

Does Viola dare leave them all behind and forge her own life? Or will family ties mean her one chance at love slips away?

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Daybreak--a book to enjoy

User Review  - Kristi - Christianbook.com

Daybreak is the first book in the Days of Redemption series. It focuses on Viola Kiem, a young Amish woman who works at a retirement home. One of her friends at the retirement home is resident Atle ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessie Cumpson - Goodreads

I liked the book had a good lesson on following God's plan through missionary services. I enjoyed reading this book. Would recommend reading it. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Families of Honor, Seasons of Sugarcreek, and Sisters of the Heart series. She lives with her family in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time.

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