"At first, I tried to pretend that I wasn’t different. That these urges I felt were no more than just sinful lust of the flesh. But when I’m near him I can’t help but close my eyes and bask in his essence; so fresh, like the smell of the Earth rising after the rain. How can I silence the desires of the flesh? I find myself dreaming of him at night. I find myself craving to taste him, and his body tells me that he desires the same. But I am so afraid."
Johanan is a sweet Amish farm boy with a secret. He and his best friend Amos share a bond beyond what would constitute as "just friends," a love that dare not speak its name. One day after the church picnic, they sneak away, and what originally was intended to be horseplay transforms into a forbidden moment of passion. But when they are discovered by their fathers locked in a kiss, it results in a confrontation and the end of their innocence. They are forbidden to see one another again, and their sacred bond is deemed an abomination.
Will Amos and Johanan ever see one another again, or will they remain forever separated by the punishment for their sin?
Join Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this heart wrenching inspirational tale of how love can prevail even after all is lost.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: FF, MM
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, First Time, Forbidden Love, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 12000
Setting: Elizabeth, Indiana
Languages Available: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese