Indiana Cousin’s Series, Book 3, A Cousin's Challenge
By Suzie Housley
Apr 12, 2010 - 8:07:14 PM

Two years ago, Jolene Yoder and her friends planned a visit to Hershey Park.  In a blink of an eye, their plans changed when the vehicle they were riding in left the road and crashed.  Jolene lost her hearing and was unable to keep her teaching position; she left to go live with her Aunt and Uncle to come to terms with her new silent world.



A message from her mother asks her to come back to her Amish hometown of Topeka, Indiana.   She learns that two deaf children have moved to her hometown and are in need of her help in order to attend the local school.  Jolene is reluctant to accept because it would mean she would go back home and see her friends, knowing that she would not be able to hear their voices. In Jolene’s heart she has always known teaching was her true calling.


Lonnie Hershberger and his family moved from Illinois to Indiana.  He is heartbroken that he had to leave behind his girlfriend Carolyn.  When he invites her to visit him in Indiana and she doesn’t come, he realizes that he must put his love for her behind him and move on with his new life in Indiana. 


When Lonnie meets Jolene he feels an immediately immediate attraction to her.  He wonders if God has put him in Indiana in order to see the woman that was meant to be with him.  Will Jolene return Lonnie’s feelings?  Or is there someone else who has an interest in claiming Jolene’s heart?


A COUSIN’S CHALLENGE is the third and final installment of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Indiana Cousins series.  It has been a long time since I have been so impressed by a series.  Wanda E. Brunstetter’s talented pen has created memorable characters that are truly unforgettable.  I have high hopes that one day the Hallmark channel turns the Indiana Cousins series into a Hallmark movie; I would love to sitback and actually be able to see this series on a live screen.

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