A grieving mother learns to heal in Amish country, in this heartfelt, beautifully told novel from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.
Danielle Parker is a gold-medal momthe kind who volunteers in her childrens classrooms, shuttles them between activities, throws legendary birthday parties, and has a remedy on hand for any emergency. Whatever her husband, Jeff, and their children need, Dani is there, always.
Except for one day.
On that daythe day that Dani reluctantly takes some "me time" while her mom and Jeff drive the children to the parkthe unthinkable happens. The car crash leaves no survivors. Somehow, Dani gets through the funerals and visits, accepting neighbors sympathy and dropped-off meals. All the while, guilt and grief make her wish the accident had claimed her life too. Then a call comes from Lydia Schlabach, an Amish woman Dani befriended in childhood. In addition to condolences, Lydia offers Dani something more: a place to escape to.
In Pennsylvanias Amish country, Danis days take on a new rhythm, marked by the clip-clop of buggies and the bustle of chores. Lydia gives Dani space to mourn, to think, and to realize how long its been since she felt like a person in her own right. And with the help of friendships old and new, Dani learns about the ways life continues to surprise useven after the deepest losswith joy, love, and second chances. . . .
Praise for Portrait of a Sister
"Laura Bradford is a master storyteller; this book will stay with you for a long, long time." New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander
"A charming, well-told story of love and devotion between sisters."
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck