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Where Grace Abides
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Release Date: October 2009
Page Count: 320
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2419-1
Case Lot Quantity: 32
Collection/Series Name: The Riverhaven Years
Series: 2

Where Grace Abides

By BJ Hoff

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Readers loved Rachel’s Secret, the first book in BJ Hoff’s wildly popular new series, The Riverhaven Years, and are eagerly awaiting the continuing story of young Amish widow, Rachel Brenneman, and Irish-American riverboat captain, Jeremiah Gant.

In Where Grace Abides, the compelling second book in the series, Hoff offers her readers an even closer look at the Amish community of Riverhaven and the people who live and love and work there. Secrets, treachery, and persecution are only a few of the challenges that test Rachel’s faith and her love for the forbidden “outsider,” while Gant’s own hopes and dreams are dealt a life-changing blow, rendering the vow he made to Rachel seemingly impossible to honor.

Many of the other characters first introduced in Rachel’s Secret now find their gentle, unassuming lives of faith jeopardized by a malicious outside influence. At the same time, those striving to help runaway slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad face deception and the danger of discovery.

All the elements readers have come to expect from author BJ Hoff (romance, drama, great characters) join together in Where Grace Abides to fill the pages with a tender, endearing love story and a bold, inspiring journey of faith.

Meet the author

BJ Hoff

BJ Hoff

BJ Hoff’ s bestselling historical novels continue to cross the boundaries of religion, language, and culture to capture a worldwide reading audience. Her books include Song of Erin and American Anthem and such popular series as The Riverhaven Years, The Mountain Song Legacy, and The Emerald Ballad. Hoff’ s stories, although set in the past,...

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A Word from the Author

“Our world is increasingly busy, frantic, and technology-driven. No doubt that’s why I receive so much correspondence from readers telling me why they appreciate novels that portray the Amish lifestyle. More and more I believe we long to retreat to a place where life is simpler and quieter with less intrusion and confusion. For the same reason my readers love to relax and enjoy Amish stories, I love to write these stories.

“I hope you enjoy this second novel in the continuing saga of Rachel and Gant, Susan and Dr. David, Gideon, Asa, and all the other residents of the Riverhaven Amish community. May God give you a special blessing of tranquility as you follow your favorite characters through the story.”
BJ Hoff, author of Where Grace Abides

Editorial Reviews

“Whether you are a fan of historical romance or the Amish genre, this is a winner!”

“I read and loved the first book, Rachel's Secret, and if you have read it, then this book is a must read! If you haven't read either one, then my suggestion would be to go get them and read them both. These were the first books I've read by this author and I am definitely a fan now.”
Life In Review

“If ever you want to escape from the present, pick up one of BJ Hoff’s many books and get lost in a past that will invigorate your faith.”


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10/10/15 Toni F.


“BJ brings it again! Always a countdown for her newest book!!!”

12/21/14 Marty Almanson

“I am almost done with Where Grace Abides. I have so enjoyed the first two books in the series. I am distraught that I will have to wait until September 2010 to read book 3!”

12/21/14 Anne Workman

“I read the first book and couldn’t wait for book two. It’s like getting a long awaited letter with news of the people you enjoy. Hopefully things work out in book three. The way that it is written you can visualize the setting as if you’ve been there.”

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“Endorsing BJ Hoff's work is not only a pleasure but an honor. BJ’s masterful pen crafts a story of the Amish community that brings the people and beliefs alive in this compelling read. Where Grace Abides is Amish fiction at its best.”
Lori Copeland, author of Outlaw's Bride

“BJ Hoff writes with such tenderness, grace, and depth, that you are consumed with her books, from the very beginning. Her characters are impossible to forget. Needless to say, they are intriguing! This is where her talent exceeds most writers. The only problem I have; is that the stories are so wonderful, I read them too fast, and can't wait for the next book.

“This being the second of the series, I suggest very strongly, to read the first one. So, you will have the full enjoyment of the story line. You won't be sorry.”
Katherine Mary

“This author never fails to create a captivating story and develop memorable characters.

“Whenever a reader walks into our church library and asks for something ‘good’ to read, I am always confident in recommending BJ Hoff’s fiction. The Riverhaven Years series lives up to her reputation.”
Ellie Smith, church librarian, Faith Memorial Church

“BJ continues to bring pleasure to her faithful ‘old’ readers, and to her host of ‘new’ readers. With her well-crafted stories and her depth of emotional connection she is able to draw you into the joys, sorrows, and perplexities experienced by her characters. We can only hope that there will be many new adventures through her creative pen in the future.”
Janette Oke, bestselling author

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