What price are you willing to pay when the world you live in doesn’t jive with your convictions? Would you risk all to start over somewhere else for the right to live according to your beliefs, even if the cost may be an unthinkable price? Caleb Bender, member of the Ohio Amish Community, is forced to wrestle with just such a choice when worldly governmental law collides with his committed way of life. There is much at stake. Leaving means a family split in two, a community of support left behind, a new language to learn and culture to navigate, and daughters of age without prospects. In addition, the pioneering life, with all its potential, is not without dangers of its own.
Paradise Valley, by W. Dale Cramer, is a historical fiction work. While the stories and characters are fictional, they are centered on historical facts, from which the author has a personal family tie.