When five unmarried Amish maidels
turn a ramshackle barn into a thriving business, their small Missouri
town is energized by new opportunities. But the Morning Star Marketplace
has also brought unexpected joy, as each woman finds her own true love .
As Jo Fussner keeps the Marketplace humming, her heart dances with a joyous secret. Jo and Michael Wengerd, a shy nursery owner from a nearby town, have fallen hopelessly in love. When Michael buys a courting buggy, Jo is sure a proposal will follow. But she’ll have to work hard to gain her mother’s approval—because the widowed Drusilla Fussner is convinced that marriage will bring her daughter nothing but heartache.
To win Jo’s hand, Michael enlists his father’s help in convincing Drusilla to give the marriage her blessing—and perhaps even open her heart to new happiness of her own. . . . But just as Jo and Michael’s hope for their future grows, an even bigger obstacle looms. The Amish elders vote to forbid any maidel from working once she marries. Now Jo must choose between the beloved store she’s put her heart into, and the man she can’t live without. Conflicted, Jo will have to trust that anything is possible when true faith guides the wa.
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Now the author has done an amazing job of bring you up to date, you shouldn't be lost as a read alone, but the other books are so good!
We finally find out about Drusillia! There are also those who do not like the Marketplace, and will the push their agenda.
What a great read this was, and I loved how things turned out for the women we have come to care about!
We also are gifted with a cameo appearance!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zebra, and was not required to give a positive review.