Book 1 in The Bliss Creek Amish series, this novel tells the story of Emma Shirack who has had more than her fair share of tragedy and heartache.
When a freak accident takes the lives of her parents, Emma finds herself not only orphaned, but the caretaker to her younger siblings.
Thomas Brennamen, Emma’s neighbor and long time admirer, aches to help Emma in her time of need. However, a widower himself, he respects the wishes of Emma’s late father who made it very clear to Thomas, that he was too old for his daughter. Torn between his feelings for Emma and the memory of her father’s objection, he can’t seem to get Emma out of his head or his heart. He offers a quiet strength and makes himself available to help her, while trying not to be obvious.
Just when Emma feels that her heart cannot withstand anymore pain, the man who first shattered it years ago unexpectedly shows up at her parents’ burial. The arrival of Carl Freiling breaks open wounds that Emma thought were healed. Confused and grieving, Emma will have to find the strength to forgive so many who have hurt her deeply.
This book was full of drama, twists and turns and I found myself being drawn in deeper, the more I read. I really enjoyed this author’s style of writing and look forward to reading Book Two.
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I received this book free from Harvest House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.