Strong Enough to Heal
Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she’s earned a break…and it doesn’t hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They’ll find ways to spend time together—she’s certain of it—and their romance will have time to blossom.
But when tragedy strikes, Phoebe and Michael are torn apart by their pain and the knowledge of their guilt. As they both cope with the loss of a loved one, they will come to discover that they can be forgiven not just by their community, but by God.
A tender novel of faith and family set in the heart of Amish country.
– Reviews –
“In this novel, romance, secrets and heartfelt tragedy align. Irvin describes matters of the heart with grace and empathy. She also gives readers a glimpse into the world of the Amish and shows that they are not so different from the non-Amish when dealing with losing a loved one.
Summary: Phoebe Christner can’t believe that she and her family are going to spend a week at the lake. Sure there’ll be chores, but there will also be Michael Daugherty, whom Phoebe has loved for a long time from afar. When tragedy befalls the Christners, Phoebe’s world is shattered. Then she finds out Michael has left the community to live in the English world. Michael fully blames himself for what happened and can’t face Phoebe or her family. He’s fearful they will never forgive him, but his love for Phoebe is pulling him back.”