This leads you back to the understanding that the Amish aren't perfect and have much the same type of problems as we do. From temptations like adultery, premarital sex, to sexual harassment, and things from nature like destructive storms. All these things happened to either Lydia or Caleb, or both. Lydia had to flee her hometown and her family because the Bishop believed his brother over her and shunned her. She moved away to run a gift store owned by her aunt, who was going on a mission trip with her husband. Caleb was hired to do the bookkeeping, and their initial meeting did not go well. Soon they became friends and learned to work together. Lydia is always looking over her shoulder afraid she'll have to move once again when her circumstances from home catch up with her. Caleb becomes smitten and I loved his description of Lydia from his perspective, he "sees" glitter floating in the air around her, making her shimmery, shiny and bright. This is thought by him many times throughout the book. I thought this was a sweet assessment. He also calls her "Princess" several times. But Caleb has a secret of his own that he's afraid to tell Lydia. Will both their secrets pull them apart or make their feelings stronger? I also was drawn to the cover of the book. The almost hidden picture under the title of the book makes you wonder until you get into the story.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel but was not under any obligation to write a review.

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