Monday, May 6, 2019




He marries her out of need. She marries him to escape. What does love have to do with it? 
When her father falsely accuses a stranger of dishonoring her, Bethel Eicher finds herself promised in marriage to a man she’s never met. Not exactly a dream come true, but since she has spent several years caring for her handicapped mother, she’s already considered an old maid at twenty-five—and she longs to escape her lonely life as permanent caregiver.
When newly-called Amish preacher Gideon Kaiser learns he’s been accused of a dishonorable act, he's horrified. But his wife died in childbirth and his baby needs a mother, so he figures marrying a woman he’s never met could be beneficial.
How can Bethel and Gideon possibly make their marriage work—especially when the truth behind the accusations is revealed?


Loved Loved this series!!
My heart went out to Bethel. What a strong and determined woman!! I was so proud of her!! Especially with all that she endured!!

Poor Gideon!! I felt sorry for him! But I understand where he's coming from. 
Grief has no time limit. Grief can cause us to do things or say hurtful things to others when we don't otherwise mean it.

I especially loved Bishiop Miah!! What a wise and wonderful, ornery and sneaky man!! 

I loved how he told Gideon "you can't go in all directions at one time."
Folks, I'm sure many of us has felt like we're pulled in one direction a lot! I know I do!!
I try to pray whenever I feel like this do you?
Prayer always helps. There's power in prayer. How great Der Herr is!!

Noami I really wanted to shake her until her teeth rattled!! Stubborn woman!! 
I like how the author stated in the book how forgiveness is more for us to give us a piece of mind so to speak. Really we should because it will only wear you down and make u bitter if you don't. I hope this doesn't happen to Naomi. I think there could be a reconciliation if she'd quit digging her heals in and let go.

I think that this will be my favorite series of all of her books! I am going to buy them to add to my shelf. 

I strongly recommend Laura's books!! They're so good you won't want to put them down!!


Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Laura V. HiltonHer publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens. 

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. 

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