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Four years after Jennie Troyer’s husband dies in a farming accident, the elders in her Amish community express that it’s time for her to marry again for the sake of her seven children. They think that grief is holding her back from a new relationship, but instead, it is fear of being in another abusive marriage.
A Mennonite book salesman Nathan Walker stops by Jennie’s farm when he’s in the area. The two enjoy years of conversation and dinners together, yet she never seems to relax around him. He knows he should move on, but something about her keeps drawing him back.
Leo Graber has been in love with Jennie since his teenage years. Guilt over his father’s death put a stop to him moving forward with her. Now he is hoping for a second chance.
|Title: Beneath the Summer Sun|
By: Kelly Irvin
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2018
|Weight: 12 ounces|
Series: Every Amish Season
Stock No: WW348080
Jennie Troyer knows its time to remarry. Can she overcome a painful secret and open her heart to love?
Its been four years since Jennies husband died in a farming accident. Long enough that the elders in her Amish community think its time to marry again for the sake of her seven children. What they dont know is that grief isnt holding her back from a new relationship. Fear is. A terrible secret in her past keeps her from moving forward.
Mennonite book salesman Nathan Walker stops by Jennies farm whenever hes in the area. Despite years of conversation and dinners together, she never seems to relax around him. He knows he should move on, but something about her keeps drawing him back.
Meanwhile, Leo Graber nurtures a decades-long love for Jennie, but guilt plagues himguilt for letting Jennie marry someone else and guilt for his fathers death on a hunting trip many years ago. How could anyone love him againand how could he ever take a chance to love in return?
In this second book in the Every Amish Season series, three hearts try to discern Gods plan for the futureand find peace beneath the summer sun.
Kelly Irvin is the bestselling author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeepers Son received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a "beautifully woven masterpiece." The two-time Carol Award finalist is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit her online at KellyIrvin.com; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.
'This second entry in Irvin's seasonal series diverges from the typical Amish coming-of-age tale with its focus on more mature protagonists who acutely feel their sense of loss. Fans of the genre seeking a broader variety of stories may find this new offering from a Carol Award winner more relatable than the usual fare.'