About the book:
Abigail Stutzman thought it was bad enough being dropped at the nearest bus station and sent to live several states away with some relatives she’d never even heard of, much less met. But now, just a week after her arrival in Jamesport, Missouri, she finds herself at the scene of a barn fire. An intentional barn fire. And all fingers are pointed at her. She’s desperate to prove her innocence and protect her reputation, but nobody’s making that easy to do. And God certainly doesn’t seem willing to help. Sam Miller is in the process of turning over a new leaf. Determined to atone for the follies of his past, he is a volunteer firefighter, an EMT, and a paramedic-in-training. With suspicious barn fires escalating, and the Miller family being among the victims, no one is more determined to see the perpetrators brought to justice than Sam. When their paths first cross at the site of a barn burning, the emotional intensity rivals the warms of the flames. Soon, they must decide whether this fire is one they should feed or fight. And they’ll discover that the truth can prove more dangerous than a blazing inferno.
This isn’t your typical Amish novel that portrays the Amish as perfect people living in their perfect world. The characters in this book experience life changing situations that are real and how they handle them are what makes this a most interesting read.
I liked Abigail and felt she was treated unfairly. It took me awhile to warm up to Sam. I actually liked him after a while and I enjoyed the relationship between him and Abigail.
I don’t want to give too much away but. I can say that some of my favorite scenes took place at The Hen Haus. This is where Ms. Hilton lightens things up a bit with the three elderly ladies that are an integral part of the story. Zelda is very sweet and her cooking is a bit different to say the least.
Overall, I found the book well written with well-defined characters.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest opinion.