Birch Hollow schoolmarm
Popular author Carrie Bender begins a new series about Dora, the adopted daughter of Miriam and Nate (in Miriam's Journal). Join Dora as she runs around with the Amish youth, then makes peace with her parents and church. Family friends call her to teach in an Amish community in Minnesota. She dedicates herself to teaching, yet there is still time for a romance to blossom with Matthew. When the teaching job fizzles out, she works as a hired girl, caring for nine young children. Stress almost overwhelms Dora, but lilacs, love, and faith keep her going.