A Hand to Hold

A Hand to Hold

A Hearts of Middlefield Novel

Book - 2010
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Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Ruth's a good girl, a born schoolteacher. Zach's been in trouble most of his life. Both have a lot to learn about love.

The pickup truck that crashed into Ruth Byler's Amish schoolhouse destroyed half her supplies and all her careful planning.
Notoriously unreliable Zachariah Bender drove the offending truck. He's promised to repair the damage, which means he'll be around for weeks. Though Ruth would like to do things herself, she must rely on Zach's help if she wants to realize her dream of teaching the Amish community's children.
Determined to prove to himself and his father that he can change his ways, Zach commits to fixing up the schoolhouse. If only Ruth Byler wasn't forever looking over his shoulder. And challenging his thinking.
They have almost nothing in common, but Ruth and Zach are about to realize how much they need each other. And that God offers plenty of second chances in life if you're willing to open your eyes and hold out your hand.



Thomas Nelson
Ruth Byler has never failed at anything in her life, but Zach Bender is going to test the limits of her heart.

Ruth Byler has never failed at anything in her life, but Zach Bender is going to test the limits of her heart.

A student at heart, Ruth is finally a teacher at the Amish schoolhouse. But after her first day, she wonders if she’s made a mistake. The students want nothing to do with learning. Deflated, she makes a promise to herself to not give up—not yet.

When Zach comes to fix a repair at the schoolhouse, he notices the young Amish teacher and the disorderly students. After seeing enough, he storms into the classroom and demands the students show Ruth respect. Satisfied he's done a good deed, he waits around so Ruth can thank him. Instead she's furious he interfered. Zach leaves, thinking she's still the snobby, bookworm he knew from school. He doesn’t have much use for learning. And now he has little use for Ruth.

There’s more to Zach’s story, and when Ruth finds out the truth to why he hated school, the consequences leave them seeing each other in a different light. Ruth can help Zach if he’ll let her. But to do so, he’ll need to offer her his hand.



Baker & Taylor
Ruth Byler, the new teacher at the Amish schoolhouse, is furious when Zach Bender interrupts her class to insist the students show her respect, but she soon learns that there is more to Zach than she thought.

Baker
& Taylor

Ruth Byler has never failed at anything in her life, but Zach Ephraim is going to test the limits of her heart. Zach doesn't have much use for learning, and now he has little use for Ruth. There's more to Zach's story and when Ruth finds out the truth towhy he hated school, the consequences leave them seeing each other in a different light.
Ruth Byler, the new teacher at the Amish schoolhouse, is furious when Zach Ephraim interrupts her class to insist the students show her respect, but Ruth soon learns there is more to Zach than she remembers from their own schooldays. Original.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2010
ISBN: 9781595548146
Characteristics: p ; cm

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