|The fictitious LDS Knecht Branch in the novel|
is named for the Knecht Covered Bridge
situated on Knecht Bridge Road.
|The real bridge is the Knechts Covered Bridge.|
Do you know why the early settlers built covered bridges?
And it wasn't so they could steal a kiss in private. Well, okay, some did.
|The author standing inside the Knechts Covered Bridge in Bucks County, PA,|
the setting for "Connected in Love"
|One of the narrow roads found in Mary Donohue's rural Southeastern Pennsylvania realm.|
I know you want to go there. Who wouldn't?
|A grass-covered lane near the Knecht Covered Bridge.|
The Knecht Branch Primary children all want to know where it leads,
but it's private property, so the leaders won't let them explore it.
Don't you just want to know what's down that path?
|This is Joyce Fretz's leaf-strewn lane.|
That's her mailbox on the right there.
Mary visits her in Chapter 8.
Poor Joyce broke her ankle.
|This is Mary and Dave Donohue's wooden bridge, over the little creek at the end of their property.|
Notice Mary's nice touch hanging from the bridge, just before the first frost--and the flu hits the branch.
|The Donohue's live down the lane from the local high school.|
Their seminary students walk this way to school weekday mornings,
unless one of the teenagers drives to school and gives everyone a ride.
|A well-manicured Pennsylvania farm, not far from Mary's house.|
The home of Eleanor Black, an elderly widow in the branch.
|A brownstone barn, just up the street from the Knecht Covered Bridge.|
Keep going up this road and you'll come to the Knecht Branch.
This is the road the township uses for the Autumn Hayride, mentioned in the last few chapters.