A Shining Light

Front Cover
Baker Publishing Group, Mar 4, 2014 - Fiction - 352 pages
15 Reviews
The kind people of Amana have been her guiding light, but her greatest trial is yet to come...

West Amana, Iowa, 1890

After Andrea Wilson receives the devastating news that her husband has been lost at sea, she returns home to Iowa with her young son, Lukas. But what she finds there causes more heartache: The family farm has burned and her father has died, leaving Andrea with nothing.

Andrea must rely on the kindness of the people from the nearby Amana village who invite her to stay with them for a time. She discovers much generosity and contentment among the Amanans--especially from the tinsmith, Dirk Knefler, who takes her son under his wing. But is the simple, cloistered life in Amana what Andrea wants for Lukas's future? Is she willing to give up the comforts and freedom of the outside world? And when yet another round of shocking news comes her way, will Andrea ever be able to find the serenity and hope that have eluded her for so long?

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Lindz2012 - LibraryThing

This book is a sweet book. Though it starts with a death. It almost has the acting of Amish community. Those it is not Amish related. It a community that lets outsides in or to become part of the ... Read full review

A great book

User Review  - cmwinner - Christianbook.com

Andrea Wilson returns to her father's farm after receiving news that her husband has died. When she gets there she discovered the home she grew up in has burned to the ground and her father died in ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2014)

Judith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. She is the author of the popular Daughters of Amana and Home to Amana series, which explore the closed communities of the Amana Colonies. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Learn more at www.judithmccoymiller.com.

Bibliographic information