Literary Work of Author Willard Carpenter

Welcome to Amish romance, and inspirational reading. 


Welcome to my website. I now have literary representation for my Amish inspirational / romance novel, Prodigal. Complete at over 70,000 words, it is the first book of the series, Secrets of the Son. The second book Unveiling is now published and on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble with other sites to follow.

     Inspirational romance, specifically Amish inspirational romance is growing quickly. New in the market is Amish inspirational romance with mystery.

Prodigal delivers a different approach to the mystery of Amish inspirational Romance in asking these questions.

Where does an eighteen year old Amish boy go when he 'jumps the fence'?

What does he become?

Who is he when he returns?

     Amish-raised eighteen year old Samuel Hersberger, seeking adventure and hoping to further his education 'jumps the fence' while on his rumsphringa. Twenty-five years later, he is called home to his dying father. Wishing to retire from his 'business', he decides to stay home with the family he abandoned in his youth. As the youngest son, he is rightfully given the family farm by his father's wishes. Unbeknownst to his family and community, Samuel has many secrets.

There are those who are asking 'Who is Samuel Hersberger'?

In the second book 'Unveiling' Mary is within her first year of marriage to Samuel who had returned home to their Amish community of Honeybrook, a year earlier, carrying with him secrets of a life time amongst the English.

Pregnant and looking forward to the birth of their first child, she arrives home with her family on the last Sunday of January 2002, and collapses from a stroke.

Upon awakening that following Monday, she finds herself being attended to in a military hospital far and away from her quiet community.

Samuel by her side, Mary begins to find light in the darkness of her illness in the unveiling of Samuel's past, thus beginning her journey into the world of the English and Samuel's 25 years.

                

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