When a business offer turns into something more personal, Amelia is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart.
A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband's business, but it's not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she's only too relieved to consider it-especially when it looks like Eli's interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it's difficult not to question God's will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can't promise him a future?
Includes instructions to make the quilt block featured in the novel.
My take: The story tackles some important and relevant issues. Obviously, grief and healing are the mainstay as Amelia has lost her husband within the past year to a tragic accident. Along with grief is single parenting, starting over, and Multiple Sclerosis. Of course, the major healing has Christian overtones, but healing through God is a universal component.
Ever the romantic, I can't discount the finding-new-love factor. Love does not conquer all but it certainly makes life worth living and sacrifices worth it. Sharing the burdens of life and the whole being greater than the sum of its part and all that mushy, good stuff about love. Uplifting, realistically presented. Great read.
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