Bradley quickly falls in love with Jane and her precious children and all the fun begins. I won't spoil things for you, but I am again touched at the ways that Jane, Penelope, and Jane's brother, Mitchell, deal with their sad memories of abuse from their alcoholic mom. When Jane told a school counselor many years ago, their father was prompted to move his family to the Amish community once Mam completed rehab and though they never forget, forgiveness and healing take place in the hearts of all.
This book was so engaging that I started it and finished it in three hours tonight. I was moved to tears of both joy and sadness at times. There was conflict between Jane and her "former mom-in-law" as well which was handled with care, concern and compassion by Jane and Bradley and hearts were once again healed. Healing is so vital to those of us who have suffered any abuse and having grown up in an alcoholic home myself, this book really touched some heart strings. I, too, have come years ago to my own place of forgiveness. This book series is one I would highly recommend for any one who has childhood abuse issues, alcoholism, grief, or just plain loves Amish fiction! You will not be disappointed with Samantha Jillian Bayarr's writing on such tender subjects.
Samantha Jillian Bayarr founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named for her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.