Undefiled: An Almelund Threshing Tale
Rejected by his kin, abandoned at an orphanage, Allen grew up to be bitter and distrustful. Now grown, he longs to know why his father did not care for him and his mother. Which of the conflicting stories about his real father should he believe? In search of answers, Allen follows sketchy clues to Almelund, Minnesota where he finds himself drawn ever deeper into dark secrets... More
A visit to his aunt was met with little more than a cool greeting and a stale piece of cake. She asked Allen why he was looking for his father now after all these years. “You’re a grown man,” she insisted. “You don’t need to go chasing after that no-account drifter.” Aunt Thelma’s advice was to leave well enough alone. Allen didn’t take it.
Rejected by his kin, abandoned at an orphanage, Allen grew up to be bitter and distrustful. Now grown, he longs to know why his father did not care for him and his mother. Which of the conflicting stories about his real father should he believe? In search of answers, Allen follows sketchy clues to Almelund, Minnesota where he finds himself drawn ever deeper into the dark secrets of a family in turmoil. Can Allen’s new-found faith in Jesus Christ keep him undefiled? And why is the threshing crew boss out to destroy him?
* Enjoy drama, intrigue, and adventure from a true storyteller.
* Taste a bit of American farm life in the first half of the twentieth century.
* Relate to “common people” characters plunged into heartache, hurt, and danger.
* Be inspired and uplifted as grace and forgiveness prevail over doubt and fear.
About this Collection
Thought you’ve collected everything available for your favorite brand of farm implement? Guess again! A new collector series of fiction novels is on its way.
Undefiled features the Almelund Threshing Show in Chisago County, Minnesota and is the second in a series of farm show tales. Each story will stand alone, though some characters may appear in more than one tale. Each is set in a different farm show community and showcases a different tractor or implement. If you love fiction, farms, and fun, watch for other books in this exciting collection.
Readers Comment on Sharon’s Stories
“I feel like I am right there.” “I loved it! You…keep the reader interested.” “A wonderful storyteller.” “A real page-turner.” “I felt a personal connection.” “It kept me glued from beginning to end.”
About the Author
Sharon Balts lives with her husband Doug on a farm in northwest Wisconsin. They enjoy their children and grandchildren, country living, and travel. Both are members of the Hungry Hollow Steam & Gas Engine Club. They attend and exhibit at various farm shows across the country.
Undefiled is Sharon’s fifth novel. Her stories are a mixture of romance, drama, and adventure. Free from vulgar language, explicit scenes, and extreme violence, her stories are loved by many men and women of all ages.
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