OF THE PRODIGAL : THE OHIO AMISH MYSTERY
: Ohio University of Press, 1999.
all Amish children, Jeremiah Miller understood the connection between pride
and nonconformity. To not conform was to be proud and according to his
community, pride was the greatest of all sins. But last winter Jeremiah
had discovered that if he rose early in the morning and was able to quietly
sneak out without waking anyone, he could be alone. With no supervision,
no corrections and no reminders to conform. He'd discovered that the dawn
could give him an identity separate from the others. This was Jeremiah's
first act of nonconformity. At 4:30 am on the morning of Friday, May 22,
this proved to be a fateful discovery for Jeremiah. For it was on this
day that he disappeared from the safety of his Amish community.Frantic
to find the boy, Bishop Miller, Jeremiah's grandfather turned to the only
two "English" that his sect would approve of Pastor Caleb Troyer and Professor
Michael Branden. When the kidnapping leads to a murder, professor Troyer's
investigation takes him into the normally closed Amish culture in search
of clues to find the boy. It is here that he discovers that
Jeremiah's troubles began long before his kidnapping. In fact, they began
before he was even born! Set authentically among the Old Order Amish of
Holmes County, Ohio "Blood of the Prodigal" by P.L. Gaus is an Ohio Amish
Mystery that gives you more insight and a better understanding of Amish
ways. Follow along with Professor Branden and his friends as they uncover
truths that many would prefer to leave undisturbed. Each clue will keep
you guessing until you reach the unexpected conclusion. See if you can
help Professor Branden solve this mystery before it is too late for Jeremiah
Miller! (Virginia Wright <email@example.com>)
Parental kidnapping -- Fiction.
Father-son relationship -- Fiction.
Amish -- Fiction.
Amish Country (Ohio) -- Fiction.
Ohio -- Fiction.
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