This is another wonderful heartfelt and emotional Amish story by Amy Lillard. Gracie feels like she’s going into “Old Maid” status at age twenty six. Most Amish women get married much younger and already have children. And the pickings are slim in her community for an unmarried man. She makes a bold move and takes dinner to recently widowed Matthew and proposes. He initially is shocked but realizes he is at the end of his rope with a young baby and four rambunctious boys to take care of as well as household chores and farm fields needing tending.
The characters, especially Gracie and young Henry, were so easy to care about. Gracie had undertaken a big job with marrying Matthew as a glorified housekeeper and babysitter. No love lost between them, a marriage of convenience. And Henry the second oldest in a five sibling family was all boy. He was always getting into trouble or getting injured but still very lovable. Although Matthew was very gruff and hard to understand he had secrets he held close and shared with no one. Heartbreaking to Gracie was the fact she married Matthew without knowing he wanted no more children when that is one of Gracie’s heart’s desires.
How will this newly formed Amish family survive when divorce is never an option?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the author but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.