Living in Harmony is the first book in bestselling author
Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh
starts and love…and how faith in God and His perfect plan
for our lives provides us with the peace and joy we desire.
Amy King—young, engaged, and Amish—faces difficult
challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her
parents in a house fire. Her fiancé, John Detweiler,
persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster
County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony,
Maine, where he has relatives who can help the women in
their time of need.
John’s brother Thomas and sister-in-law Sally readily open
their home to the three newcomers. Wise beyond his years,
Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy
and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period
of adjustment and counseling. During this time Amy
discovers an aunt who was shunned. She wishes to reconnect
with her, but this puts a strain on her relationship with
Can John and Amy find a way to live in happily in Harmony
before making a lifetime commitment to one another?