Faith, tenderness, security--there's nothing a mother won't give. Now beloved author Charlotte Hubbard brings you an unforgettable tale of hope, courage, discovery...and the most precious gift of all. For widow Rose Raber, it's been a year of tragic loss and difficult decisions. She thought providing for her young daughter was the greatest challenge she faced. Until her dying mother revealed that Rose was adopted--and her birth mother is someone with much to lose if the secret comes out. As Rose struggles to reconcile the truth with her faith--and her troubling curiosity--outgoing newcomer Matthias Wagler is another surprise she didn't expect. His optimism and easy understanding inspires her. And his prospective partnership with wealthy deacon Saul Hartzler promises a possible new life for them--together. But with this second chance comes yet another revelation for all involved. When Saul's wife unexpectedly turns up at Rose's new job, their bond as mother and daughter is instant and unmistakable. And it isn't long before an unforgiving Saul discovers the truth, threatening Matthias's livelihood and Rose's future. Now with more than just their happiness at stake, Rose and Matthias must find the strength and courage to stand strong--and trust God's enduring miracles of motherhood, forgiveness, and love. Praise for Charlotte Hubbard and the Seasons of the Heart series -Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace.- --RT Book Reviews -These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf - --Romance Reviews Today -Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Cafe.- --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars -Those who enjoy a glimpse of the culture will find the story appealing.- --Publishers Weekly -A compelling story about a family in upheaval and a woman looking for strength. There is a sweet romance, a bit of mystery and plenty of tension. There's also a bonus section of delicious looking recipes - --The News and Sentinel
About the Author
Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle. Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people--to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle--and the foundation of all her Amish romance series. She's a deacon, a dedicated church musician, and a choir member. When she's not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.