Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. Read more...
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Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she's found in close-knit Wells Landing. She's even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer--a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she's worked so hard to leave behind. . .
After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle's furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible--until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline's past comes to light--unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-06-02
- Reviewer: Staff
In this sweetly inspirational contemporary love story, Lillard (Gabriel’s Bride) sets up two romances in a small Oklahoma tourist community. Caroline Hostetler, a young Amish mother from Tennessee, not only grew up Plain, but also committed herself to the church. There’s just a small problem: the Amish of Wells Landing, where she arrived after fleeing her home two years ago, believe something about her that may not be true. It’s a secret that threatens both her and her toddler daughter. She’s taken in by Amish baker Esther Lapp, an older widow in love with the town’s woodcrafter, Abe Fitch. When Andrew Fitch, Abe’s nephew and a young Amish man with a broken heart, enters the picture, Andrew and Caroline’s friendship quickly turns into something more, with the help of their matchmaking elders. Rich with the trappings of Amish culture and tradition, the novel informs as well as entertains. Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, the Seymour Agency (Aug.)