Somewhere to Belong by Judith Miller

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Somewhere to Belong from Bethany House (March 1, 2010) by Judith Miller


Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists. Her first novel, Threads of Love, was conceived while commuting sixty miles to work each day. A co-worker directed her to Tracie Peterson who, at that time, worked down the hall from her. Tracie agreed to read Judith’s  story and directed her to a publisher. Since that first encounter many years ago, Miller has published  numerous books, novellas and a juvenile fiction book, and co-authored several series with Peterson, including The Bells of Lowell, The Lights of Lowell and The Broadmoor Legacy.

In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.


Johanna Ilg has lived her entire life in Main Amana, one of the seven villages settled by devout Christians who believe in cooperative living, a simple lifestyle, and faithful service to God. Although she’s always longed to see the outside world, Johanna believes her future is rooted in Amana. But when she learns a troubling secret, the world she thought she knew is shattered. Is this truly where she belongs?

Berta Schumacher has lived a privileged life in Chicago, so when her parents decide they want a simpler life in Amana, Iowa, she resists. Under the strictures of the Amana villages, her rebellion reaches new heights. Will her heart ever be content among the plain people of Amana?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Somewhere to Belong , go HERE