Book Description: Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own.
When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She’d do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend’s memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become.
As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family’s strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God’s direction.
My Thoughts: I love the cover of this book but the story is better than the cover!
This story is a bit sad but through sadness Laura and Allen discover friendship and love. This is the second in the Amish Homestead novels. I did not read the first one and I wasn't lost so I believe this is a stand alone novel.)
Poor Allen he not only lost his sweet wife, Savilla, but he has a baby daughter to care for also.
Savilla was Laura's best friend so when she passed away Laura is heart broken. Then Laura realizes that Allen must care for baby, Mollie, and work. So, Laura tells Allen that she would like to take care of Mollie for him.
Allen jumps at the chance and he and Laura begin to create a friendship that turns to more than friendship.
Second chances come in surprisingly strange ways.
A great story!
*This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild*