About the book:
Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?
It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been a little prettier, she could be on her way down the wedding aisle. To make matters worse, Abigail’s two sisters have found love, while all Abigail can seem to find is the chocolate she has stashed away in the pantry.
Asa Bontrager has never had trouble with the ladies in his Amish community—his good looks have always gotten him far. Which is why he’s baffled by the call he’s received from God to pursue Abigail, a woman who seems determined to turn him away.
Can Abigail find the peace and joy she so desperately desires? Will she allow herself to stop running and melt into the embrace of unforeseen comfort? If she does, she may just discover a love powerful enough to lift the heavy burden of grief weighing her down and restore her hope in a promising future.
This is one of my favorite series. I liked the characters that Kathleen created and the storyline she gave to each one. I find that each one of them has some redeeming quality to them and she makes you grow fond of them.
Abagail’s world is turned upside down once again just as she thought things were finally going to work out for her. Asa Bontrager seems to be around when Abigail just wants to be left alone. He was my favorite character in this book. He’s sweet, funny, charming and so attracted to Abigail. She struggles with low self-esteem, a love of snacks and can’t imagine why he would want to befriend her. Especially since Joel has decided to end their relationship.
It was great seeing the maturity and growth of others in the community. I was happy to see Sol and his family figure prominently in this book. They have had such heartache throughout the series.
Faith and forgiveness is needed to let the healing begin and Kathleen gives that to those in Birch Creek. The relationships are never rushed and added a realness and enjoyment to the story.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.