Waiting for Summer's Return

Waiting for Summer's Return

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
After losing her husband and children to typhoid, Summer Steadman seeks employment in the small Mennonite community of Gaeddert, Kansas, to be near the graves of her family, but when widower Peter Ollenberger's son begins looking at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter must decide whether to marry Summer to give his son a new mother or to marry only for love. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Baker Publishing Group
Summer Steadman ends her journey to Oklahoma when she loses her family to illness. After her tragedy can Summer find happiness, even love, in a Mennonite community on the Plains?
All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family. Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a "learned woman" in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have troublesome consequences. There is little this father will not do for his son, but as the boy begins to look at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter must make a choice. Does he marry this woman to give his son a new mother, or does he marry only for love? Will Summer's broken heart ever be able to love again?

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2006
ISBN: 9780764201820
Branch Call Number: FICTION SAWYER
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 18, 2013

A good story; don't let the religion turn you off. It has its place here.


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