New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Which Way Home?

Which Way Home?

(2016)
(The second book in the Hester Hunts for Home series)
A novel by

 
 
Born a Native American, but brought up Amish, Hester Zug, at age 20, flees her Amish home. Her father's too-tender care of her has made her stepmother wildly jealous, and so Hester sets off, knowing only that she can't stay. Hester's natural instincts for navigating the forests in colonial Pennsylvania, along with the book of medicines and remedies given to her by an aged Native American woman, allow her to survive until she gets sick from drinking river water.

Twice rescued - first by matronly Indian women who find her unconscious in the woods and then by a boy in downtown Lancaster, where she'd been left for dead by the dreaded Paxton boys - Hester finds herself in the kind, if rough, hands of Emma Ferree. Because of her wide heart, Ferree, a widow, offers her home to fugitives.

The dazzlingly beautiful Hester eventually marries an Amish man who is more in love with the way she looks than with her heart and mind. And when that childless marriage falters, she is met one day in the fields by Running Bear, a Native American brave who has watched her for years. He asks her to marry him, giving her until wintertime to decide.

Belonging in part to two worlds but experiencing subtle yet clear rejections from both, Hester comes to wish that her Amish mother, Kate, had never rescued her.

Author Linda Byler shows the lovely and enduring Hester caring for others as the Amish do, with the use of Native American remedies and tinctures from the old woman's book. Her practices raise accusations of witchcraft from the very people she sets out to help. Byler, an active member of the Amish, centers this second book in the Hester's Hunt for Home series on two anguishing questions: Where is Hester's heart most at home? And can she ever be married happily?

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in fiction - novels; novellas; political and medical thrillers; comedy; satire; historical fiction; romance; erotic and love stories; mystery; classic literature; folklore and mythology; literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, and Cather; and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Inspirational    

Similar books by other authors

thumb
A Daughter's Dream
(Charmed Amish Life, book 2)
Shelley Shepard Gray
thumb
A Sister's Wish
(Charmed Amish Life, book 3)
Shelley Shepard Gray
thumb
An Unbroken Heart
(Amish of Birch Creek, book 2)
Kathleen Fuller

Used availability for Linda Byler's Which Way Home?

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Which Way Home?: Hester's Hunt for Home, Book Two
Author(s): Linda Byler
ISBN: 1-68099-124-8 / 978-1-68099-124-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Good Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Which Way Home? (Hester's Hunt for Home)
Author(s): Linda Byler
ISBN: 1-5366-0834-3 / 978-1-5366-0834-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Which Way Home?
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Which Way Home?
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Which Way Home?
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Which Way Home?: Hester's Hunt for Home, Book Two
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Good Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA