A handsome newcomer with secrets shows a yearning Amish woman a chance at happiness—but their love will need all their courage to keep . . .
Grace Blauch is skilled at midwifery—and crafting quilts that help others pass on messages of enduring family love. But a disfiguring birthmark keeps the young Amish woman from a husband and home of her own—until Mark King arrives from another community. His helpfulness and independent nature earn Grace’s respect. And he finds her outspoken ways and determination to do right irresistibly appealing. Soon Grace is planning a wedding quilt of her very own . . . until her father discovers that Mark’s shunned brother is hiding somewhere in town . . .
Grace can well understand why Mark took such a risk once she hears his wrenching reasons. But she fears even prayer will not convince her father to restore his blessing on their union. She wills herself to face the end of her dreams, but sudden danger and an impossible act of generosity will show her that abiding hope can inspire the most precious of miracles . . .
“Endearing characters and a delightful story make this a keeper for fans of Amish romance.”
–Emma Miller on Change of Heart
This book started a little bit too slow. I understood that Grace had a “disfiguring birthmark”, but I felt like the author spent entirely too much time focusing on it.
Grace is a midwife and has a quilt shop with her friend
where they sell keepsake pocket quilts. She is a stronger character than she at first appears to be.
I did enjoy the book once the character of Mark King was introduced. He was very sweet and charming.
The relationship between Grace and Mark was very well written and enjoyable to read.
The secret that Mark is hidng from the communtiy is heartbreaking. The Old Order Amish of Berlin is a tight-knit communtiy and even though they welcomed Mark when he first arrived, will they feel the same way once his secret is discovered?
This book is suitable anyone that enjoys Amish fiction.
I recieved a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion which I have given.