Meek and Mild coverIt’s 1918 on the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Sunday school, hymns, and threats of shunning disturb a fragile peace between the Pennsylvania Old Order and the more progressive “Marylanders.”

And with family on both sides of the border, Clara Kuhn is caught in the middle of it all. And will she be able to bring herself to give Andrew a straight answer about their future?

Official release day was yesterday!

My characters are fictional, but they face the struggles we know real people faced in the historical circumstances.

In Meek and Mild, I look at the circumstances that led to break-off of the Beachy Amish, who eventually became more progressive than the Old Order. Because the district that experienced this break spanned the Pennsylvania-Maryland border, family members on both sides were caught up in divisive opinions and consequences.

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