The stories, the characters, the textures of real life that add richness and depth to the author’s writing come from what he has heard, seen, and lived. The Daughters of Caleb Bender series is based on an Amish colony in the mountains of Mexico where three generations of his family lived in the 1920s.
In its fourth year the Amish settlement in Mexico is thriving; however their very existence is threatened by attacking bandits. The settlers of Paradise Valley turn to the government for help, only to find the cruel troops an equal threat to their way of life. Tried by fire and riven by war, Caleb and his daughters are forced to confront their separate destinies.
Stop by Bread of Life to visit with Mr. Cramer and hear him tell the stories behind his story.