About the book:
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son’s mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won’t rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo’s worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible—not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo’s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?
Ruth Reid has written a wonderful story about a difficult and sad situation that I would never have expected to occur in an Amish community. Mattie Diener is a character that I genuinely liked and my heart went out to her during her son’s illness. I also liked Bo Lambright and felt as torn as he did during his investigation of this sweet young woman. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to Mattie, her children and Bo. Would the truth ever be discovered as to what was causing this little child’s illness?
Although, this is the third book in the series, it felt fine to me as a stand alone. It’s not your typical Amish fiction novel, but that made reading it much more real to me. Ms. Reid tackles a very difficult subject, but does it very well.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.