Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son’s mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won’t rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo’s worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible—not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo’s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?
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Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life.
Here is what I thought...........
I absolutely loved this book! I stayed up all night reading it. I couldn't put it down. It is some of the best Amish fiction i have read in a while. This story is very realistic and believable. I would have never thought of some of the situations taking place in this book but they are very much something that could happen to the Amish. I loved all the characters in the book. Each one was a perfect addition to the book. The surprises that happen at the end were very well done. Although, I did have somewhat of an idea what the twist was about 3/4s of the way through. An absolutely fabulous book that is sure to please, both Amish fiction lovers and those who aren't. I received this book from the fiction guild. A positive review wasn't required. All opinions are my own.