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Fearless Hope

Fearless Hope

A Novel

  • reading group guide
When an Amish woman falls for the New York crime writer who buys her family farm, she must decide whether to follow the longings of her heart or the rules of her faith.

When Hope Yoder loses her husband, she is left trying to support her two small children—and one on the way—however she can. She ends up taking a job as a part-time housekeeper for the Englisch man who has bought the farm that once belonged to her family.

Logan Parker is a bestselling crime fiction writer from New York City who accompanies his fiancée on a trip to Holmes County, Ohio, but the trip takes a strange turn when he sees an Amish farmhouse for sale. Intrigued by a strong sense of familiarity, he enters the house and is overcome with a feeling of deep peace. He’s never been to Ohio before, but something in this house feels right, and he purchases the farm to use as a retreat. Something about the peacefulness of the house frees him from the crippling writer’s block that threatens to ruin his career, and something about the quiet Amish woman who comes to clean his home makes him less and less excited about returning to New York and the woman he is supposed to marry.

Slowly, Logan and Hope are drawn together, and when they discover that they share a strange past, they must decide how that affects their future. Will Hope overcome her fear of embracing love again?
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  • Howard Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451660371 | 
  • April 2014
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Fearless Hope chapter ONE
Hope Schrock had never met a bull she liked. This three-year-old Jersey eyeing her husband was no exception.

“Is he not a beauty?” Titus stood on the bottom rung of their board fence and admired the sleek, fawn-colored animal that the Englisch dairy farmer had delivered in his livestock truck. “He’ll make many strong calves. Dairy farmers from all over the county will be lining up to pay me for his stud services. His granddam sold for eighty-five thousand dollars at public... see more

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Fearless Hope includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Serena B. Miller. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


From beloved author Serena B. Miller comes another Amish love story set in Holmes County, Ohio. The third novel in the series, Fearless Hope, tells the story of the title’s namesake, Hope Shrock. A young mom of two with another baby on the way, Hope is forced to take on work as a part-time housekeeper after she loses her husband suddenly in a tragic farming accident. But working for the new Englisch man in town—Logan Parker—in the house she grew up in proves to be more complicated than Hope could ever have imagined. Together the pair face a tornado, town gossip, and a secret from the past that could make or break their future together. A love story with characters you will recognize from the first two novels, Fearless Hope promises to give the reader hope that love really can conquer all.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. “But it was the running of a farm that fascinated her. It always had . . . [her father] often commented about what a wonderful see more

About the Author

Serena B. Miller
Photography by KMK Photography by Angie Griffith

Serena B. Miller

Prior to writing novels, Serena Miller wrote for many periodicals, including Woman’s World, Guideposts, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and The Detroit Free Press Magazine. She has spent many years partnering with her husband in full-time ministry and lives on a farm in southern Ohio near a thriving Amish community.




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