Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop 27
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It is now my pleasure to introduce Tricia Goyer. I’ve had the pleasure of writing a series of books with Tricia for Guideposts and got to experience first-hand her solid work-ethic and her commitment to both her ministry and to Christian Fiction. Tricia Goyer has written more than fifty books, including novels that delight and entertain readers and non-fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women overcoming great challenges. Tricia also posts regularly at her personal blog and is a contributor to other family and homeschooling blogs, such as The Better Mom. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com.Throughout the past ten years, Tricia has been interviewed by numerous national TV and radio programs and magazines.
When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally–some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. When the widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope only halfheartedly agrees, wondering if she will ever get the peace and quiet she craves. And will she get anything to grow?
Community Gardens, Friendship and Whoopie Pies
January 2014, we were on a family vacation to Florida. Eleven of us in an 11-passenger van, we were going to Disney World, but there was one place we had to stop first: Pinecraft, Florida.
Pinecraft is a small Amish community of 300 full-time residents in sunny Florida. In the summer that number grows 10xs as Amish from all around the United State come to vacation. Picture Amish in flip-flops and riding bikes instead of driving buggies. Picture small Amish boys putting on Superman swimming trunks for the beach. Picture handmade signs posts on orange trees saying, “Whoopie pies for sale inside.” This is Pinecraft, Florida. My friend and co-author Sherry Gore lives in Pinecraft year around. For a season Amish and Mennonites from all around the United States vacation side by side. Highly conservative Old Order Amish and car-driving Mennonite spend time together, and friendships are made.
But Planted with Hope is not about the Amish. There’s also a World War II thread through a Victory Garden journal. Florida was a buzz of activity during the war. Soldiers from all over the United States travel to the sunny state to train in preparation for war. Neighbors became friends as they worked side by side on gardens to feed their families.
The theme of Planted with Hope is “community.” Community around two gardens: one during the war and one in this busy Amish community. This theme resonates with me because of how our family found community in Little Rock, Arkansas six years ago after a move. We connected with people very different from us in an inner-city church, and I’ve learned that my way isn’t always the right way at times.
God brings people together in amazing ways, and when we are willing to open our hearts it’s amazing the forever friends we discover on the way! My hope is that readers will enjoy these friendships within Planted with Hope, and take faith-steps to build new friendships in their community, too!
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