Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.
Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn’t forgotten about her as well. Is it really God’s plan for her to be a single parent?
Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He’s enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.
When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.
But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God’s plans.
Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God’s love?
About the Author:
Beth Wiseman is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is a Carol-award winner and author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas.
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This Mom’s Review:
I didn’t want this book to end! I enjoyed following the blossoming friendship between the main character and her new friend. The interfaith relationships in this book reminded me of the love God has for all mankind, regardless of cultural or religious backgrounds. At times I wish we could live simpler lives like the Amish; however, they are just like us and can lose their trust in God, if they aren’t careful, like the main character in this book.
My curiosity peeked a few times when the Amish in this book did things I didn’t think they were allowed to. I’m going to see what I can find out, even if this is just a fiction book!
Beth Wiseman has been added to my list of favorite authors. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Grab a copy and enjoy!