It has been almost a year since the Amish community of Pleasant Valley lost Ezra Brand to a tragic accident. Since then, his wife Rachel has struggled to raise their three children and run their dairy farm Rachels friends and family have come forward to help. But all of their constant advice, however well intentioned, puts undue pressure on Rachel.
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And when Ezras best friend, Gideon Zook, asks her permission to build the greenhouse that Ezra had always promised her, she finds his presence too painful a reminder of the past. As spring turns to summer, and Rachel puts her heart into growing the plants that have always brought her joy, can she discover the courage to embrace new beginnings?
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A very good look of what It was pretty obvious from the beginning how this book would end. Still, it was an interesting tale — it just took a bit too long to get there.
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There were a couple of elements that were surprising A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to the books she writes now about the Amish. A book that can be enjoyed by every reader.
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Five stars. Quickly she set the bowl down and splashed cold water on her eyes. Smoothing her hair back under her kapp and arranging a smile on her lips, she went to the back door. Shock shattered her curiosity when she recognized the strong face under the brim of the black Amish hat.
Gideon Zook. Her fingers clenched, wrinkling the fabric of her dark apron. What did he want from her? She stood motionless for a moment, her left hand tight on the door frame.
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Then she grabbed the black wool shawl that hung by the door, threw it around her shoulders, and stepped outside. The cold air sent a shiver through her. It was mid-March already, but winter had not released its grip on Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania. The snowdrops she had planted last fall quivered against the back step, their white cups a mute testimony that spring would come eventually.
Everything else was as brown and barren as her heart felt these days. A fierce longing for spring swept through her as she crossed the still-hard ground. If she could be in the midst of growing things, planting and nurturing her beloved garden—ach, there she might find the peace she longed for. Everything was too quiet on the farm now. Even the barn was empty, the dairy cows moved to the far field already, taken care of by her young brother-in-law William in the early morning hours.
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The Belgian draft horses Ezra had been so pleased to be able to buy were spending the winter at the farm of his oldest brother, Isaac. Gideon had tethered his horse to the hitching post. Removing something from his buggy, he began pacing across the lawn, as if he measured something. Then he saw her. He stopped, waiting.
His hat was pushed back, and he lifted his face slightly, as if in appreciation of the watery sunshine. Reluctance slowed her steps.