This is my attempt at both quenching my love of literature and sharing the joy it brings while keeping my book budget in balance.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Paradise Valley - By Dale Cramer
In Salt Creek Township in eastern Ohio in the year of 1922, Caleb Bender lived with his family amidst his Amish neighbors. Life on their farm was lived in an orderly fashion with each member of the family doing his or her part of the daily chores. They seemed to be Living a life of peace and tranquility until one morning an automobile made its way down the long driveway and stopped in front of the Bender residence which was something way out of the ordinary for an Amish home. Out of the car step policeman who demand Caleb and the men who had gathered to send their children to the English school. When they refused the men were taken off to jail. The courts threaten to send the children to foster homes if the men refused to cooperate. The families were beside themselves until one of the leaders, Caleb, sees an add for land in Mexico and finds that there are no rules on sending children to school. Caleb and his family are the first to leave for this new country, "Paradise Valley". The story tells of their struggles and triumphs in their journey as they settle in paradise valley. Caleb and his family learn to live among the strange new people and even start a school that helps the Mexican children to read and write. A must read story as it takes you on an exciting journey and shows what is possible with a little faith and a whole lot of hard work.