Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rachel's Dream (Hope Chest of Dreams #3) by Lisa Jones Baker

Patience, faith--and the hopes and dreams within their hand-carved hope chests--help to bring three young Amish women, one by one, the blessed futures their hearts desire...
Rachel Kauffman and Jarred Zimmerman seem to have nothing in common. She's the outgoing youngest of a large, close-knit Amish clan, and longs to raise a brood of her own near those she loves. Estranged from his family by tragedy, Jarred is a young veterinarian who trusts the animals he heals far more than he trusts people. However, when Rachel's beloved horse falls ill, Jarred's struggles to save him show Rachel he's a man who cares deeply. And the respect he feels for her gentle warmhearted ways soon becomes an irresistible bond...
When Rachel tries to help Jarred reunite with his parents, it is an unexpected blessing--with one complication. If he takes this chance to put his past to rest, it could separate him and Rachel for good. Now, with prayer, love--and her hope chest's small miracles--Jarred and Rachel must find the courage to reconcile their wishes into a joyous life together. 


About The Author

Lisa Jones Baker grew up near a small Amish town in Illinois that she frequented with her family on weekends. She's also a dog lover and a fan of Scottsdale, Arizona, where she spent nearly two decades. Lisa graduated from Illinois State University with a French major, has been on 5 out of 7 continents, and considers her parents the best in the world. Raised in a Christian home, Lisa has always been blessed with love and support. 


My Review

This is the third book in this series and again the wisdom of old Sam is shown in how he cares for the girls who have been gifted one of his chests.
As the story begins Rachel’s horse Cinnamon has picked up a deadly virus, one that most horses do not survive. The young Vet Jarred is optimistic and decides with Rachael that all will be tried to save this beautiful animal, but what they don’t expect is a spark of romance.
There is a tragic event in Jarred’s life that has haunted him, and rightly so. Will there ever be a way to put his family back together, and will he be able to move on. This will break your heart, and is almost beyond belief, why would they do such a thing?
Can there be a relationship between someone is not Amish and a girl who a member of the Amish church? Can he give up all the things that make him a member of the world, like his truck and electricity? Answers are forthcoming, and thank you Old Sam.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.

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