After years of giving herself to her family and community, elderly Grace Beiler faces her first Christmas alone since losing her husband of 50 years. As the holiday nears---and her depression becomes stronger---she starts receiving little gifts on her doorstep. Will a "secret sister" help Grace rediscover joy and peace? 304 pages, softcover from Realms.
After years of giving of herself to her family and community, Grace Beiler, an elderly Amish woman, is facing her first Christmas since losing her husband of fifty years to his battle with cancer. As she begins to reflect upon her own life, she wonders if she has properly fulfilled her promise to be a servant of God.
With Christmas drawing near, her depression becomes stronger until she starts receiving little gifts in the mail and left on her doorstep. She realizes that she has a "secret sister," but has no idea who it might be, for each gift seems to relate to different, important events in her life. Just when she thinks she might have figured out who the secret sister is, a new gift arrives with a different meaning.
Who is making this Christmas one Grace will never forget?
Sarah Prices family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area's first wave of Mennonite families. At nineteen she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm. Twenty-five years later she splits her time between her family in the New York City Metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she retreats to reflect and write. As a masterful storyteller, Sarah prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers.