Charlotte Hubbard celebrates the joys and challenges of motherhood in this uplifting story, set amid the warmth and tradition of an Amish Missouri farm community.
As a young girl, Leah Otto was captivated by Jude Shetlers good looks and talent as an auctioneer. So when Jude, now a widower with three children, begins to court her, Leah doesnt hesitate. Other men may not appreciate her tomboy ways, but Jude values Leahs practical nature and her skill with the animals she tends, and both enter the marriage with optimism. Yet three months later, Leah feels as if her world is coming down around her.
Her twin teenage step-daughters are pushing far too many boundaries, while the five-year-old deeply misses his mother. Leah, more at ease in a barn than a kitchen, struggles with her housekeeping duties. . . . Then a baby is abandoned on their doorstep. Caring for the infant renews Leahs strength to pull her family together. With Judes steadfast support, Leah finds that what she once thought of as a happy ending may be something even betterthe beginning of a life rich in love, faith, and unexpected blessings.
"A satisfying story of belonging, love of family, and love for God."
"Hubbard writes heartfelt books with a message."
RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Thought-provoking and fresh."