After fleeing her hometown, Katharine finds peace and anonymity while working at Stoll’s Inn and keeping to herself. As long as her guard is up, she can protect herself and others from her past, with the hope that one day her family will forgive her for leaving.
Ezra Bontrager has never shared a love of farming with his brothers and father, and when he takes a job at Stoll’s Inn, he quickly finds even more reason to come to work every day. Although he has no intention of marrying anytime soon, Ezra can’t help but want to learn more about the quiet and mysterious newcomer who doesn’t appear to have come to Birch Creek looking for a husband, as so many have done after the want ad that advertised Birch Creek’s many bachelors.
As Katharine and Ezra continue to cross paths, Katharine feels her defenses lower, and Ezra no longer scoffs at the idea of marriage. Just as they start to hope for the future, the past comes roaring back—not just for Katharine and Ezra but for the entire community of Birch Creek. Confronting that past won’t be easy, but it brings the opportunity for love and grace to abound.
About The Author
I loved being back in Birch Creek Ohio, old friends, they embrace matches and are know as a town for finding Amish mates!
This is a story of forgiveness, forgiveness for individuals and for the complete town. New comer Katharine is looking for peace, missing loved ones, but afraid to go home, and who could blame her!
This is a story that at times keeps you on the end of your seat, never knowing how things are going to turn out, and if they will be safe!
We also find out who placed the mail order bride ad, surprise!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.