A Hand to Hold

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Sep 13, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Ruth Byler has never failed at anything in her life, but Zach Bender is going to test the limits of her heart.

A student at heart, Ruth is finally a teacher at the Amish schoolhouse. But after her first day, she wonders if she’s made a mistake. The students want nothing to do with learning. Deflated, she makes a promise to herself to not give up—not yet.

When Zach comes to fix a repair at the schoolhouse, he notices the young Amish teacher and the disorderly students. After seeing enough, he storms into the classroom and demands the students show Ruth respect. Satisfied he's done a good deed, he waits around so Ruth can thank him. Instead she's furious he interfered. Zach leaves, thinking she's still the snobby, bookworm he knew from school. He doesn’t have much use for learning. And now he has little use for Ruth.

There’s more to Zach’s story, and when Ruth finds out the truth to why he hated school, the consequences leave them seeing each other in a different light. Ruth can help Zach if he’ll let her. But to do so, he’ll need to offer her his hand.

 

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User Review  - judyg54 - LibraryThing

This was book 3 in the "A Hearts of Middlefield" series. You could easily read it as a stand alone story, but they do have people from the first two stories in this book, so it is helpful in knowing ... Read full review

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User Review  - SABC - LibraryThing

Zacharian Bender drove his pickup truck into the schoolhouse. Ruth Byler was teaching Amish children there and he destroyed half of her suplies and the building. He promised to repair the damage, but ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
12
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
36
Chapter 5
57
Chapter 6
65
Chapter 7
75
Chapter 8
91
Chapter 14
174
Chapter 15
187
Chapter 16
197
Chapter 17
208
Chapter 18
222
Chapter 19
232
Chapter 20
247
Epilogue
262

Chapter 9
107
Chapter 10
120
Chapter 11
135
Chapter 12
149
Chapter 13
163
Reading Group Guide
266
Acknowledgments
268
Bonus Excerpt from Treasuring Emma the First In the New Middlefield Family Series Coming Spring 2011 from Kathleen Fuller
272
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Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, and the Amish of Birch Creek series, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at www.kathleenfuller.com, Twitter: @TheKatJam, and Facebook: Kathleen Fuller.

 

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