PATRICK E. CRAIG -- Burl Barer's original radio co-host from the 1960's returns to celebrate the long awaited, much anticipated and often dreaded continuation of his highly successful series of Amish fiction. Burl always thought Amish Fiction was the name of the first Amish intercontinental airline.
SATURDAY 2PM PT/5PM ET
"Opahtuhwe, White Deer, is the beautiful daughter of the most powerful Chief of the Delaware tribe. She is revered by her people as a true Indian Princess. Everything changes when the murderous renegade Ehèntawisèk brings three Amish prisoners to the Delaware camp. The only survivors of the brutal massacre of most of the Hershberger family perpetrated by the renegade known as Scar, Jonathan and Joshua Hershberger are twin brothers that Ehèntawisèk is determined to adopt and teach the Indian way. The third prisoner is Jonas Hershberger, who has been made a slave because he would not defend his family against the Indians who murdered his wife, two daughters and younger son. White Deer is drawn to Jonathan but his hatred of the Indians causes him to push her away. Joshua’s gentle heart and steadfast refusal to abandon the Amish faith lead White Deer to a life-changing decision and rejection by her people. In the end, White Deer must choose between the ways of her people and her new-found faith. And complicating it all is her undying love for the man who can only hate her."
I see couples therapy in White Deer's future, and Joshua has enough emotional baggage to fill the lost luggage department at Amish International Airport.
In other words, this is a story of transformation, self-realization, and one that required the author to do a great deal of historical research -- or he just made up stuff that sounded believable.
Patrick E. Craig isn't Amish, nor does he play an Amish on television. He is an accomplished musician with perfect pitch, can pump a mighty Wurlitzer or a feeble Farfisa, and he has thousands of fans who are so addicted to his novels that we are contemplating opening a specialized rehab facility for those who will go to any lengths to get Pat's books. This is Patrick's second visit to True Crime Uncensored on Outlaw Radio, followed the next week by Daniel Simone who partnered with Henry Hill to write a hot true crime book. What could go wrong?