Miriam Bowman was devastated when her fiance was killed in a logging
incident. In the years since the tragedy, she finds it impossible to
enter into a new relationship for fear of it coming to a disastrous end.
So she works at her quilt shop in town and stays away from anything
that would risk her heart. As least until David Miller comes back home
to take a second chance at the Amish way of life.
David feels responsible for the logging incident that killed his friend and Miriam's betrothed, and his life has been corrupted by guilt. That guilt only worsens when he and Miriam begin to spend time together after his return, and they begin to have feelings for each other. David might just be the man Miriam has been afraid of finding, one she could fall in love with. And Miriam is the only one who can truly forgive David for his perceived misdeeds. In order to risk their hearts and find the love they've been missing, David and Miriam will have to open them to each other.
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This is the second book in this series that I have read and enjoyed,
there are some recurring characters, but this can be read alone.
We have a kind Amish man, David Miller, who is trying to work out of the guilt he feels after the death of his best friend and business partner. He even went so far as to leave his family and faith. Circumstances and the missing of his faith bring him back. Will he be accepted and forgiven?
We also meet Miriam Bowman, a young woman who wanted to marry Levi, David's business partner, and is now David's neighbor. Can she finally come to terms with Levi's death, and most of all live her faith and give forgiveness.
I loved being with these kind people, they are there for each other, and take care of their widows, as we see, even if they don't want help.
You find them always giving baskets of food, and their time to help one another. David is ready to help all those who need him, but can he help himself.
I was quickly absorbed in this story and community, and hope that we have more books coming!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Berkley, and was not required to give a positive review.