Book Description: The mother of ten and a widow of seven years, Mary Katherine is a bundle of energy, always willing to step in and help her friends around her Amish community. Now that her last child is married, she pours her abundant creative spirit into writing stories, even as she speaks aloud to her late husband every day. Her dream is to open a bookstore with an English friend, but the church elders want this wayward widow to work in an Amish-owned store instead. When her old school friend, Ezekiel, offers her a position as a cook in the restaurant he opened after his wife died, she knows she should accept. But does she really want to spend her time working over a hot stove?
When a mysterious English stranger breaks into her house to make himself a sandwich one autumn night, Mary Katherine doesn’t call the sheriff. She turns to Ezekiel. They both see that Burke is need of more than a meal, and Ezekiel offers him the job at the restaurant.
As they set out to care for their new friend, Mary Katherine and Ezekiel find themselves often working together. Mary Katherine is drawn to Ezekiel, but she remembers the terrible risk of giving her heart to someone. Can two people in the autumns of their lives and so well-versed in the pain of loss put the past behind them and trust in the hope that comes with each new season?
My Thoughts: Well fall is in the air and this is the picture perfect book to read on a lovely fall day.
Mary Katherine has a rather sad story. A mother of ten and a widow. But that doesn't deter Mary Katherine....she's a bundle of energy, always helping others and now that her last child has married she wants to do something with her life.
Her dream has been to open a bookstore with we English friend. But then her friend, Ezekiel offer her a job as a cook in his restaurant when his wife passes away. But does she really want to spend her days cooking over a hot stove?
And then a stranger breaks into Mary Katherine's house to make himself a sandwich. But Mary Katherine doesn't call the sheriff she calls Ezekiel. Ezekiel gives the job of cooking to Burke so he can get bacon his feet.
This is a light and sometimes humorous read...so much real life scenarios the reader can just imagine the smiles and generous hearts of the Amish friends.
*This book was provided for review by the Fiction Guild*