The Predicament, by Miles Gregory, is a mystery that's extremely funny. It accurately depicts the Amish in Western Pennsylvania. The Predicament is a hilarious novel that keeps you guessing what happens next. The fictional story line takes place in New Wilmington Pa. Many people are worried when a beloved family member becomes missing. You become so involved in the daily lives of the characters that you can't put it down. You anxiously keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. The Predicament measures 6 x 9 inches, includes color photographs and has 399 pages.
5.0 out of 5 stars
I found myself savoring every last page!
By Lauren on July 18, 2016
I loved this book so much I did NOT want it to end! I only allowed myself to read a couple chapters at a time, until I literally couldn't make myself stop and devoured the rest! I am in suspense until Miles Gregory comes out with the next book!
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is hilarious!
By Zeek on July 20, 2016
This is a wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next. I feel like some other the characters are my friends
The Quandary, by Miles Gregory, is the much anticipated sequel of The Predicament. Many readers have vigilantly awaited its arrival. By this time you feel like the fictional characters in this hilarious and captivating novel have become your best friends. Many families are torn when plans are discussed for starting a new settlement in a far away country. Some people look forward to a new adventure, while others want to remain in the homeland that has been the stomping ground of their families for many generations. The Quandary measures 6 x 9 inches, includes color photographs and has 330 pages.
5.0 out of 5 stars
A treasure on every page!
By lauren on July 18, 2016
If you are looking for a book that makes you feel good, this is the one! On every page I found myself smiling and giggling. Miles Gregory is a fantastic writer. The book flys by, almost too quickly. I can't wait to read the next one!
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a must read!
By Zeek on July 5, 2016
This is a great novel. I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading. By the end of the book, I felt like some of the people in the book were my friends.
Miles Gregory is an author of Amish fiction novels. They are both hilarious and a mystery. He works tirelessly to help his friends in this make believe world. He suffers from a perpetual lack of sleep. But, he is spurred on by a constant supply of strong black coffee. Miles Gregory's work, in this genre, has received rave reviews.
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The next morning, Edna was waiting for Mose at the breakfast table. "Do you remember that pesky skunk, that you were bragging about killing last night?" Mose could feel an ill wind blowing. His swallow of coffee stuck in the back of his throat. After a few seconds had passed, he found the fortitude to feebly answer his wife's probative question. "Yes...." "You have got a terrible mess to clean up in our backyard." "It will only take me a minute. I will tend to it as soon as I'm finished with breakfast." "I think it'll take you a lot more time than a minute to clean up the mess in the backyard. I want you to know, that last night, you killed my Dad's cooler. He left it sitting there, after we made ice cream. There are shards of plastic all over the back yard. Oh by the way, I want you to know that the skunk family is still living happily in the hen house. So, when you go to town to buy my father a new cooler... We can stop and look at those new kitchen stoves that you promised to buy me. In fact, maybe we should stop in and see the eye doctor too. If you can't tell the difference between a skunk and my Dad's cooler... Maybe you have a serious vision problem?" "Sigh..."
Bryian had just arrived home from work. He found his father standing on the top of a wobbly step ladder. "What are you doing Dad?" "I thought any idiot could see that I'm trying to fix this light at the top of the stairs!" "There is no reason to be so gruff! I was just asking a simple question."
"What are you doing here so early?"
"I left work a few minutes early. I thought maybe we could go into town and get a pizza. We could take it to the park for a picnic." "Are you kidding? I can't afford to do anything that extravagant! Besides, I'm too busy working with this light." "I was going to ask you about that. I thought we agreed to let a professional handle our home repairs."
"We did. But, for some reason, Melvin didn't want to work on our electric light." "Maybe you should call an electrician." Mr. Smith scowled at Bryian. "I've heard enough of your harebrained ideas! When I was in school, I learned all about electricity in shop class. I liked working on old cars. I know everything I need to know. The black wire is always the ground wire. The red wire is always the hot wire."
"I understand what you're saying Dad. But I was wondering, what is the white wire for?" "White wire..." Mr. Smith looked confused. "I'm not sure." "What are you supposed to do with the bare copper wire?" "I don't think it's important. I was going to cut it off. If it was important it would have had insulation on it." "No Dad. I don't think that's a good idea. I think the bare wire is the ground wire!"
"If that's the case, I should be able to just connect it to the black wire. That will save time." "No Dad I don't think you should do that!" "I have a master's degree! That means I should be smart enough to hook up a light!" "Your degree is in criminal justice and the law. I don't think that qualifies you to be an electrician. Why don't you test the wire to make sure which is which?"
"I don't have a tester! I thought that would be a needless expenditure! After all, you can tell if there is electricity if the light works!" "Did you turn off the power?" "No Bryian! My grandfather worked on wiring all the time. He never turned the power off. I don't see any reason for me to do that. He told me to just hold the wire in your hand. If you felt a little tingle, that was the hot wire."
"Won't you get shocked?" "He never seemed to." Mr. Smith held the white wire in his hand. "See... I don't feel anything at all! Maybe this white wire isn't even hooked up. I'm sure that's what the problem is. Now why don't you get out of here and leave me alone?" "I wanted to spend the evening with you." "I swear! When I need you, I can't find you. The rest of the time, you are always underfoot!
Now let's see what happens when I grab a hold of this black wire with my other hand. AHHH!!!" Mr. Smith flew off of the top of the stepladder. He gracefully flew down the flight of steps headfirst. He landed with a thud! "Dad... Dad, are you alright?"