Anna, a knitter and the oldest of the three cousins, watches the wedding of Naomi and Nick the following fall and remembers her own wedding. A widow, Anna thinks about how short her time with her husband was; as she looks at her grandmother, she wonders if Leah is recalling her own marriage. Her grandparents were married for a longer time than she and her husband were, but Anna and her grandmother lost their spouses only months apart three years ago. Perhaps this is why they have always felt so close. Both know how hard it is to be a widow, to go on with life.
Gideon Beiler approaches Anna one day. Gideon is a wonderful, caring man. He, too, has suffered a loss – his wife, Mary, died and left him to raise their only daughter. Spring is a time for new beginnings, for love to bloom as nature thaws the earth and makes it come alive again after the long cold winter. As love begins to warm Anna’s heart again, she’s afraid to chance losing someone she has come to care so much about. Her grandmother tells her she believes Gideon may be the man God has sent for her to have a second chance at love.
Stitches in time…and place: three cousins who laugh and love and learn about life together with their warm and wise grandmother, Leah, in their special shop. Two generations of Amish women who are bound by strong threads which bind them to their creativity and their community.
About The Author
Barbara Cameron is the author of 35 fiction and non-fiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), as well as the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there.Her latest book is the Amish fiction, Heart in Hand.
This is the third book in this series, and an enjoyable read. We visit again with some old friends, sharing their joys and heartache.
There are three cousins Naomi, Mary Katherine, and Anna that work with their Grandmother Leah. There is also their honorary cousin, Jenny, who feels like she has always belonged.
Anna has lost her Sam, and deals with her sorrow every day. When Gideon Beiler visits the shop with his precocious daughter Sarah Rose, things are about to change. Sarah Rose has lost her Mom to Cancer, and takes a liking to Anna.
Can Gideon get over comparing Anna to Mary, and vice versa, Anna comparing Gideon to Sam. We travel along in this Amish Community, and you begin to feel apart of the society.
We hope all will work out for these folks, but putting two families together can be difficult. We also join Naomi and Nick for their wedding, and Mary Katherine and Jacob and their happiness.
A great read to get lost in, don't miss it.
I received this book through Abingdon Press and was not required to give a positive review.