GRANVILLE WYCHE BURGESS is the author of the acclaimed Rebecca Zook series of novels, which is available from Chickadee Prince Books. He received an Emmy nomination for his writing on the soap opera, Capitol. He has also received awards from the CBS/Foundation for the Dramatist Guild, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
He has also written for the television series, Tales From The Darkside, and for PBS. His musical, Conrack, based on the Pat Conroy memoir The Water Is Wide had a sold-out run at Ford's Theatre and was attended by President George H.W. Bush and the first lady, Barbara Bush. Mr. Burgess' plays and musicals have been performed throughout the United States. He is CEO of Quill Entertainment, a charitable company whose mission is "Teaching America's Heritage Through Story and Song."
He lives in Connecticut with his Amish-Mennonite wife, Reba.
Rebecca Zook loves her Amish life. But with each step beyond its boundaries, she faces painful choices. Run a quilt shop or pursue her passion of being an artist? Obey her religion or follow her heart, which yearns for the love of Gregory Pinckney, a man outside her faith who came into her life so unexpectedly, and who seeks to uncover the secrets of his own family history?
This gripping tale of thwarted romance and attempted murder in a peaceful Lancaster community is filled with surprises and threaded through with the abiding love that knits the Amish world together like stitching on a well-worn quilt.