For years, Jonah King has been trying to get Annie to reciprocate his love for her---but she has eyes only for his older brother. Meanwhile, Gabe King---who's been courting Emma for months---refuses to leave the Englisher world behind and settle down. Will these two brothers find the courage they need to reconcile their hearts?
For fans of Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly Lewis, Rosalind Lauers Seasons of Lancaster novel A Simple Autumn is a wonderful Amish story about two brothers navigating through the troubled waters of love.
A LOVE THAT REMAINS HIDDEN,
A FORK IN A THORNY ROAD
Jonah King has no desire to leave his close-knit community. All his hopes and dreams lie in Lancaster County, and many of them revolve around his longtime love for Annie Stoltzfus. For years hes been trying to get her to see what burns inside his heart, yet he remains all but invisible to her. Annies beautiful eyes reflect only her affection for Jonahs older brotherand her sadness when he chooses another. Jonah knows that he must speak up, but when hes around Annie his calm, capable demeanor flees, leaving him tongue-twisted and awkward.
Gabe King has been courting schoolteacher Emma Lapp for months, but she insists on keeping their relationship secret. Emma embraces her duty to set a good example for her pupils, but Gabe is in his rumspringa and still wild at heart, riding motorbikes and unwilling to cut his ties to the outside world. Much to Emmas deep sorrow, it appears that she and Gabe are choosing different paths.
As swirling leaves of orange and gold dance across the countryside, two brothers must find the courage and faith to reconcile their heritage and their hearts.
A beautiful story that explores the clarity of true love, A Simple Autumn is a bounty for heart and soul.
Rosalind Lauer is the author of A Simple Winter and A Simple Spring. She grew up in a large family in Maryland and began visiting Lancaster Countys Amish community as a child. Lauer attended Wagner College in New York City and worked as an editor for Simon & Schuster and Harlequin Books. She now lives with her family in Oregon, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees.