Hook: Surgical complications leave an Amish auctioneer searching for his passions and purpose.
Back Cover Copy: Two years after exchanging her first love letters with Gideon Petersheim, Dixie Yoder tucks his notes into her pocket quilt and travels from Pinecraft to Holmes County, hopeful for a future together. Upon her arrival, their relationship blossoms until the auctioneer has surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal cords. Complications from the procedure interfere with his healing, leaving him searching for his passions and purpose. Instead of leaning on Dixie through this tough time, he pushes her away and turns his back on God. Frustrated and heartbroken, she is torn between staying in Ohio with the new friends she has grown to love and packing her bags. Having lost everything, he must fight his way back to her, but his apology is long overdue. Only a grand gesture to show her how much she means to him will cause her to pause and reconsider.
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Short Bio: While writing Amish fiction and contemporary romance, Laurie Stroup Smith strives to inspire readers to serve others. She writes full-time and lives with her husband and their two daughters in Cincinnati.Long Bio: While writing Amish fiction and contemporary romance, Laurie Stroup Smith strives to inspire readers to serve others. She was named a Finalist in the 2017 ACFW First Impressions Contest and a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 and 2019 ACFW Genesis Contests. She has been interviewed by Loveland Magazine and has been a guest on the Buggy Talk and Fierce Calling podcasts.
Before writing, Laurie earned a bachelor’s degree in both athletic training and exercise science and later obtained her master’s degree in health promotion and education. She now writes full time and lives with her husband and their two daughters in Cincinnati. Connect with Laurie on her website (lauriestroupsmith.com), Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.
Such a heart warming story, a young Amish couple have been exchanging
love letters for awhile, and Dixie Yoder just knows that Gideon
Petersheim is the one. So with her heart on her sleeve she leaves her
home and family in Pinecraft Florida and heads to Ohio, in hopes of
taking their relationship further.
Life looks like it is going to be a match made in Heaven, when things go wrong with auctioneer Gideon’s voice.
He then heads into depression, and self pity to the point our girl doesn’t know what to do or how to help.
We are there for this sweet story, through pain and chuckles, and loss and moving forward, and in the end you won’t want to leave.
I so glad I decided to read this one, you will not be disappointed, and there is an epilogue!
I received this book through Vinspire Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.