By Cynthia Keller
From the writer of An Amish Christmas and A simple & Fancy Christmas comes a heartwarming novel of marriage and kinfolk, new beginnings and poignant homecomings--just in time for the holidays.
After her husband, Shep, loses his most up-to-date task, Jennie Davis is thankful to be in a vehicle en path to appealing Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Shep has inherited a home from cousin, besides the cousin's normal bicycle store. The stream supplies Jennie, Shep, and their little ones a welcome probability for a clean start.
While Shep dives into his new enterprise on the motorcycle store, Jennie conscientiously restores their broken-down residence. She loves being a stay-at-home mother yet yearns to discover a few success outdoors of her family--particularly as they fight financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship along with her Amish neighbor, Mattie Fisher, who opens up approximately her modest lifestyle. Mattie's dependable solid personality within the face of adversity encourages Jennie to hunt useful strategies to her personal problems. A passing comment by means of Jennie's son transforms desperation approximately their funds into suggestion, best her to embark upon a candy-making enterprise.
Soon, Jennie's newfound function collides with Shep's growing to be pressure at paintings and long-simmering tensions among husband and spouse upward push to the skin. because the vacation season ways, their relatives is challenged as by no means before--until an unforeseen customer arrives to offer Jennie the best reward of all.
Praise for Cynthia Keller's heartwarming Amish novels
An Amish Christmas
"This little publication is a vacation charmer old and young will locate appealing."--Fredericksburg loose Lance--Star
"[A] candy, poignant story."--USA Today
A undeniable & Fancy Christmas
"[This novel] does what an excellent vacation story should still; it invitations readers to show off the cell and tv and wrap themselves up in a hot, compelling story."--Lincoln magazine Star
"A magnificent learn for the Christmas season."--FaithfulNews
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An Amish Gift: A Novel by Cynthia Keller