Warm and uplifting, Rosalind Lauer welcomes readers back for the third time to Joyful River, Pennsylvania, a faith-filled Amish community living side-by-side with the English world as they both overcome culture clashes with compassion, love, and abiding trust in Gott’s plan. The job of running the Church in Joyful River and being a father is proving to be a bit too much for Bishop Aaron. But when widow Collette Yoder steps in to help run his house, he never expected to find himself drawn to her no-nonsense practicality and easy smile. Love the second time around may prove to be the greatest gift of all!
Collette Yoder’s path hasn’t been easy since her husband abandoned her—and she recovered from a near-fatal injury. But now-widowed, she feels blessed to provide for her children, especially when her new job means helping the also newly widowed Bishop Aaron Troyer straighten out his too-busy life. She simply won’t let herself hope too much that their friendship could blossom into much, much more . . .
Aaron Troyer can only thank Gott that he’s finally found help. With a thriving congregation and two lively daughters growing up fast, the bishop has more demands on his time than hours in the day. And he’s long admired Collette Yoder's quiet courage and ability to find joy in the smallest things—an inspiring example for three visiting Englisch girls. But amid unforeseen trouble and strife, Aaron may realize that his admiration for Collette could lead to a lifetime of joy together . . .
About the Author
Rosalind Lauer is the author of the Joyful River Series, Lancaster Crossing series, and Seasons of Lancaster series. She grew up in a large family in Maryland and began visiting Lancaster County’s Amish community as a child. Lauer attended Wagner College in New York City and worked as an editor for Simon & Schuster and Harlequin Books. She now lives with her family in Oregon, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees. Readers can find her on Facebook at facebook.com/GoodOldFashionedBooks.