Jacob Miller is traveling to Seymour, Missouri, to help out on a farm belonging to a distant cousin whom hes never met. Several Amish boys will be traveling from Seymour in the early spring or summer from Pennsylvania to as the Bishop says bring new blood to the small district. Becky is the first person Jacob meets and she is not so friendly wondering what he has done so bad that his parents would send him in mid-February before the others that will be coming. Jacobs plans are to help out then return to marry his Susie during wedding season. Sparks fly and adventure is around each corner as Jacob and Bex (as Jacob calls her) clash over and over. Sparks fly but are they the kind that come from friction or attraction? Will Jacob still plan to go back to Susie? This is a sweet story that keeps you turning pages hoping everything works out! A must-read!
I fell in love with both Becky and Jacob within the first few pages of this story. Author Laura V. Hilton brings her characters to life with all its complexities. Becky carries the burden of her failure every moment of every day. She has knelt and confessed, but without real forgiveness from the community. As a result, she is bowed but not quite broken. I cheered for her when her back straightened and she stood up for herself.
Jacob was responsible for some of that courage as he challenged her to enjoy life again. Of course, his own problems interfere with his quest to bring a light to Beckys eyes, with secrets and insecurity blocking their back-and-forth dance toward true love.
This story held me captive, and I thoroughly enjoyed my little visit with the Amish of Seymour. I look forward to reading the rest of this series. Patchwork Dreams earns five stars.