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Still Life in Shadows
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It's been fifteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of fifteen. Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic's garage. He meets a host of interesting characters -the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the "Getaway Savior" he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America.
One day the phone rings. On the other end is his brother Moriah calling from Florida. Of course Gideon welcomes his brother to stay with him and offers him a job. But Moriah is caught in a web which ends in his death and forces Gideon to return to the town of his youth, with his brother's body in the back of a hearse and Mari and Kiki at his side. He must face not only the community he ran away from years ago but also his own web of bitterness. Will he be able to give his anger over to God and forgive his father?
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"Fifteen years Gideon Miller ran away from an Amish life that seemed perfect. But it held a childhood secret he could not leave behind. Gideon, now an auto mechanic in Twin Branches, North Caroline, helps Amish youth relocate to modern society, earning him the nickname the Getaway Savior. When Kiki, an autistic teen, enters his shop wanting a job, Gideon struggles to accept her although he's infuriated with her sister Mari. Furthermore, a surprise visit from his younger brother Moriah forces Gideon to realize that his need for God's forgiveness is far greater than he anticipated" -- Cover verso.