This was a truly gripping story full of secrets, surprises, and not least of all, love.
Ivy Weaver's mother has remarried and moved to another state. Ivy decided not to go and stays in the home she grew up in to take care of her grandfather. She struggles to make a living and at the same time keep an eye on her grandfather who suffers from memory loss from time to time. Ivy fears losing her income, being called sporadically to "rescue" her grandfather.
To add to her complications, her former beau, Zeb comes back to town after being away two years. They have a heartbreaking secret between the two of them that no one else knows about. Zeb keeps trying to get in her good graces as she keeps pushing him away.
I couldn't help coming to love these characters. As much as they struggled with hardships, Zeb kept relating how trusting in God was the key. How he learned from the Beachy Amish in Florida that trusting in Jesus and his mercy and grace instead of works was the way to Heaven.
Amy Lillard has a wonderful way of pulling everything together for an interesting conclusion. A very satisfying story to read and to spend a few hours in Wells Landing.
I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to write a review.