Rather than join the military during the Vietnam War, Ezra Swartzentruber
moves from his Mennonite community in Pennsylvania to Miami, Florida, for two years of alternative service in a hospital. There he begins to see the broader world from a new perspective. The Mennonite lifestyle is not his only option.
Working alongside nurses and aides while living with fellow Mennonites who are dating girls, Ezra is surrounded by beautiful young ladies. Although he loves Julie, passions ignite between Ezra and a student nurse. Living up to his own moral standards proves to be more difficult than anything he’s ever encountered. And finding a way to convince Julie’s father that he is not a coward seems impossible. (168pp. Masthof Press, 2019.)