Caleb Zook prays for God to send him a friend. He's been in
Cashton, Wisconsin, for almost a year now, but hasn't really
made any friends. He gets so much more than he prays for.
Julia Beechy has been caring for her aging and unhealthy
mother since her father passed away six months ago. She's
spent the last several years of her life caring for both her
parents. She doesn't get out much, and at age 37, marriage
has passed her by. Will her dream of opening a café in her
home pass her by as well? When she shares her dream with her
mother, Julia learns that upon her mother's death, her life
has already been decided. She will go back to Pennsylvania
to live, and the house will be sold. Julia can't believe her
ears. Her local bishop tells her the only thing she can do
is get married in order to keep the house and hold onto her
dreams. Within six weeks, she and Caleb stand in her front
yard exchanging wedding vows. Will this arrangement work
out? Can Julia trust Caleb to keep his promises? Will love
ever be a part of their relationship?
I chose to read and review A WEDDING FOR JULIA solely on the
author's name. I have come to love the Amish stories written
by Vannetta Chapman. What a delight to discover it
was a sequel in her Pebble Creek series! It's always great
to visit old friends and catch up on what is happening in
their lives. This is an engaging and delightful story about
Amish life along the banks of Pebble Creek. With Caleb and
Julia marrying so early in the story, you might think the
plot is somewhat predictable. That is not the case at all.
There are several stories within this story that all have
conflicts of their own to be resolved. A WEDDING FOR JULIA
is a story about having questions in your mind and fear in
your heart, but also about love, acceptance and hope. It
draws you to appreciate your family and the things you have,
and to rely on God to see you through the tough times. Do
not miss A WEDDING FOR JULIA or the other books in this
Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. Her
mother's announcement that she must either marry or move
from the family home upon her mother's imminent death
catches Julia by surprise. How can she leave the only home
she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own
When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution,
Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she
barely knows? Is it the right thing to do? Is this God's
plan for her future?
Caleb thought his time for marrying was long past, but he
feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this
beautiful, forlorn woman. Amid the circumstances of this
life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather
the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years.
Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?