Fire in the Night

Fire in the Night

Book - 2013
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The Amish community of Lancaster is being terrorized by barn fires. David and Malinda Beile''s barn was the first to go. The clues are sparse, but Levi, the Beilers' oldest son, happened to be awake in the middle of the night and spotted a white vehicle driving past the house with its lights off. Sarah, David and Malinda's daughter, is in her late teens and old enough to observe her parents' agony. Not only is she afraid, too, and wishing she could protect her parents, she's entranced by the flirtatious Matthew Stoltzfus. He's dating her friend, Rose, but when he tenderly bandages Sarah's hand after she burned it at the barn raising, she wonders who he is really interested in. When a second Amish barn burns for suspicious reasons, the Amish grow more restless. "We're too quiet too much of the time, " a group of Amish men tell David Beiler, their minister. Seriously considering police protection, the increasingly tense community questions their traditional nonresistant approach to violence.
Publisher: Intercourse, PA : Good Books, 2013.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2013.
ISBN: 9781561487950
1561487953
Branch Call Number: F BYL
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 22 cm.

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DairyCow123
Jan 10, 2016

This book is wonderful! I love to read about the Amish and this one was one of the best I have read.

KarenE61 Aug 13, 2015

None of the questions raised in the book are answered by the end...so as a standalone, it's a hugely unsatisfying read. Since it was obviously written as the first book of a series, though, I can (mostly) forgive author Byler for that--and am looking forward to reading the next one. Definitely held my interest and left me wanting more!

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