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Katie Ann lost the love of her life to another woman. Now God is offering a new beginning. Settling into her new life in Canaan, Colorado, Katie Ann Stoltzfus gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. This child comes to her late in life following the death of her estranged husband. She resolves to play the role of both mother and father to the child. Ivan was her one true love and despite his infidelities, she mourns his loss and vows never to trust another man.
Eli Detweiler arrives in Canaan from Middlefield, Ohio, to attend his niece's wedding. Back in Middlefield, he raised his kids following his wife's death fifteen years ago, and with each of his children married and beginning their own lives, Eli is looking forward to living a less structured life, and eating shoofly pie for breakfast every morning. There's no one to be responsible for except himself. But when a meddling--but good hearted--Englisch woman plays matchmaker for Katie Ann and Eli, can they restructure their expectations of the future and step onto the new path God is paving for them?
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Land of Canaan
Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.
Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasnt forgotten about her as well. Is it really Gods plan for her to be a single parent?
Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. Hes enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.
When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.
But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with Gods plans.
Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man and rediscover the wonder of Gods love?
Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series, as well as novellas that have been included in many bestselling collections such as An Amish Year and An Amish Garden. Visit her online at BethWiseman.com; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman.