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Lydia and Samuel Bontrager weren't planning to get married, and they certainly weren't prepared when Lydia became pregnant at only seventeen. But they did the right thing according to the Ordnung and their forceful parents- and wed shortly after finding out Lydia was with child.
Now, they are raising their siz month-old daughter, Mattie, and living as husband and wife. Resentful at being pushed into marriage, both Lydia and Samuel are unhappy and hav fallen into a routine that includes love for their daughter but not for each other.
Can Lydia and Samuel find romance and love within their marriage of convenience? Or is too much awkwardness and resentment causing them to settle for less than a marriage can and should be?
|Title: A Beautiful Arrangement|
By: Beth Wiseman
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 X 1.04 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Series: Amish Journey
Stock No: WW357179
Can Samuel and Lydia find love in their marriage of convenience?
Lydia still cant believe that she is Mrs. Samuel Bontrager. Or that she is seventeen with a six-month-old daughter. As Baby Mattie grows fussier by the day, Lydia wonders how she will survive a lifetime of marriage to a man she doesnt loveat least not in the way she wants.
Samuel knows that he and Lydia did the right thing by marrying when Lydia became pregnant. He has even grown to love Lydia, though he never seems able to say the words out loud. What if she doesnt love him back? After all, she pushes him away whenever he tries to draw closer.
When Lydia and Samuel introduce their mutual friends Beverly and Joseph to each other, they are as envious as they are delighted to watch their friends fall in love. But just as Samuel thinks Lydia might be softening to him, she gets involved in investigating the mysterious past of a local homeless womana curiosity that threatens to drive the couple further apart.
The third and final novel in the Amish Journeys series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman explores how wounds from the past must come to light before they can hope to heal.
"A Beautiful Arrangement has so much heart, you won't want to put it down until you've read the last page. I love second-chance love stories, and Lydia and Samuel's story is heartbreaking and sweet with unexpected twists and turns that make their journey to love all the more satisfying. Beth's fans will cherish this book." Jennifer Beckstrand, author of The Petersheim Brothers series
- Part of the Amish Journey Series: Book One: Hearts in Harmony, Book Two: Listening to Love, Book Three: A Beautiful Arrangement
- Book length: approximately 85,000 words
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman has sold over two million books. She is the recipient of the coveted Holt Medallion, a two-time Carol Award winner, and has won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award three times. Her books have been on various bestseller lists, including CBD, CBA, ECPA, and Publishers Weekly. Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying country life in south central Texas. Visit her online at BethWiseman.com; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman; Instagram: @bethwisemanauthor.