About the book:
A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.
What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.
I really enjoyed this story where we got to know the Stoltzfus family better after being introduced to them in The Inn at Eagle Hill series. I really liked most of the characters, especially Katrina's father David and schoolteacher Birdy, who were also a big focus of the story. He was such a man of integrity and faith and loved his children so much. His faith was something to emulate, where he listened for God's voice and strove to do the right thing. He was also widowed and there was a cute love story there. Birdy was the sister to two brothers who were making life difficult for David; one was the bishop and David was a minister and they didn't see eye to eye at all. She also became the teacher to David's younger children and she had a crush on David as well. I really liked her positive attitude, courage and faith. There were many different viewpoints in the story, which made for an interesting read. Katrina's brother had an especially unique view of life. The story felt peaceful and unhurried with just enough happening to keep my interest. There were a few surprises and it will be interesting to see where the story goes in future books. I highly recommend this book if you like Amish stories.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.