Authors: Lori Copeland
Tags: #Kansas, #Families, #Outlaws, #Amish, #Love Stories, #Historical, #Romance, #Families - Travel, #Fiction, #Christian Fiction, #Cattle drives, #Cowboys, #Travel, #Western, #Christian, #Amish - Kansas
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THE HEART’S FRONTIER
Copyright © 2012 by Copeland, Inc. and Virginia Smith
Published by Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, Oregon 97402
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The heart’s frontier / Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith.
p. cm.—(The Amish of Apple Grove ; book 1)
ISBN 978-0-7369-4752-7 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-0-7369-4753-4 (eBook)
1. Amish—Kansas—Fiction. 2. Families—Travel—Fiction. 3. Outlaws—Fiction. 4. Cowboys—Fiction. 5. Cattle drives—Fiction. 6. Kansas—Fiction. I. Smith, Virginia, 1960—II. Title.
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Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
When we set out to write
The Heart’s Frontier
, neither of us considered ourselves experts on cattle drives or the Amish lifestyle. We devoured a lot of books on the cattle drives of the 1880s, and we spoke with many people who helped us understand the Amish approach to a simple life.
We’re so glad we did! What a fun period of America’s history, and what an incredibly interesting lifestyle we were privileged to learn about. We’re grateful to those who helped us tell our story with authenticity.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our agent, Wendy Lawton, who introduced us and made this coauthor arrangement possible. We’re also deeply grateful to the good folks at Harvest House who have worked alongside us to bring this story to you. Thanks to Bob Hawkins, Kim Moore, Terry Glaspey, Shane White, Barb Sherrill, LaRae Weikert, and all the others who believed in this book.
We’re each thankful for our supportive families, and especially to our Lord, without whom we could produce no book worth reading.
Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith