Thursday, November 19, 2020


When Elizabeth Kaufman received the news of her husband's death at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, she felt only relief. She determined that she would never be at the mercy of any man again, even if it meant she would never have a family of her own. Then Aaron Zook comes home with her brother when the war ends two years later.

Despite the severity of his injuries, Aaron resolves to move West and leave the pain of the past behind him. He never imagined that the Amish way of life his grandfather had rejected long ago would be so enticing. That, and a certain widow he can't get out of his mind.

Yet, even in a simple community, life has a way of getting complicated. Aaron soon finds that while he may have left the battlefield behind, there is another fight he must win--the one for the heart of the woman he loves.
Welcome back to the Amish community at Weaver's Creek, where the bonds of family and faith bind up the brokenhearted.


Since I couldn't wait for the print copy to come out I borrowed a copy from Netgalley.
This book was awesome and I finished it one day! I mean, I couldn't help myself and Amish fiction is truly a delight to read.
I love Drexler's books! I love how her character's feelings come out to me through the story. So many emotions among a few other things. She also does an excellent job of including some mystery, not so favorable characters and a little bit of romance.
I think my favorite character is still Katie. She's so full of energy, love and I love her outlook on life. She never seems to let anything get her down and in turn it makes me happy too. It makes me happy because she reminds me of God's love for us all and not to let anything get us down no matter what it is.
I did however find myself rooting for Elizabeth. She's just truly an amazing woman. Yes, we all have fears in life too. She deserves a second chance just like we all do! Especially if it's God's will.
The one character I didn't like was Sammuel. He rubbed me the wrong way.
I will say that I highly recommend this book! It's post Civil War Amish fiction but oh my! It's still a wonderful read! I love anything by her.
My thanks to Netgalley for a wonderful read. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.


Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. Jan lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband of thirty-eight years, where she enjoys hiking in the Hills and spending time with their expanding family.

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