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The Wish

Beverly Lewis

Leona lost her best friend the day Gloria's family was expelled from the Amish church. When she receives an unexpected letter from Gloria, Leona makes up her mind go after her friend. To the alarm of her fiance, a deacon's son, she sets out on a mission to persuade Gloria to return to the Amish church. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing? A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish fiction Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiance, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

Leona lost her best friend the day Gloria's family was expelled from the Amish church. When she receives an unexpected letter from Gloria, Leona makes up her mind go after her friend. To the alarm of her fiance, a deacon's son, she sets out on a mission to persuade Gloria to return to the Amish church. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing? A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish fiction Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiance, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?
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Leona lost her best friend the day Gloria's family was expelled from the Amish church. When she receives an unexpected letter from Gloria, Leona makes up her mind go after her friend. To the alarm of her fiance, a deacon's son, she sets out on a mission to persuade Gloria to return to the Amish church. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing? A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish fiction Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiance, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

8h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:30