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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.
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2018
Series: Every Amish Season
Jennie Troyer knows its time to remarry, and with two men pursuing her, she doesnt have to look far. But after the pain shes experienced, can she 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 shed her grief and remarry for the sake of her seven children. What they dont know is it isnt grief thats holding her back, but rather a fear of a repeat of her abusive marriage.
Paul Graber has known--and loved--Jennie since they were children, and hed hoped to court her when they were teenagers. But when he was fourteen, Pauls father died suddenly in his arms. Ever since hes been afraid of the searing pain of loss that comes from opening himself up to love. Now Jennies free again and hes fighting to have the courage not to lose her a second time.
Nathan Walker is a Mennonite book salesman who makes it a point to stop by Jennies farm as often as he can. Hes grown to care for her, but he knows he has no right to court her unless he resolves his own struggle with his faith. He will have to change everything about his life in order to join the Jamesport Amish community. But would he be embracing a new life or running from his old?
The path isnt clear for any of them. These three people, drawn together by circumstances and Gods plan, must come to grips with their pasts in order to discern Gods plan for their futures and find peace beneath the summer sun.
Kelly Irvin is the author of the Amish of Bee County series, which includes The Beekeepers Son, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, calling it "a delicately woven masterpiece." She is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. Kellys novella, A Christmas Visitor, appears in the anthology The Amish Christmas Gift. Her novella, Sweeter than Honey, is included in the anthology The Amish Market.
She wrote two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine.
A former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional, Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors.