By Eileen Thiel

Eileen grew up in California and led a sheltered life there.  When she met and married potato farmer Gene Thiel , her life changed dramatically.  Her memoir, Seasons Silently Waiting is a beautifully written account of her years as a farmer’s wife.  Coping with everything from a difficult mother-in-law to the tense situation between small farmers and large agri-businesses, she learns and grows in both determination and faith.