About The Book
When a business offer turns into something more personal, Amelia is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart.
A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband’s business, but it’s not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she’s only too relieved to consider it-especially when it looks like Eli’s interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it’s difficult not to question God’s will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can’t promise him a future?
Includes instructions to make the quilt block featured in the novel.
For me, this book was foremost about a sisterhood forged through mutual support in times of need. Amelia and her two friends (who will each respectively have a novel in this trilogy), find their solace in time spent quilting together and sharing their burdened hearts. They share a friendship that every woman desires and needs.
Eli’s introduction to this story was at the most opportune and convenient time. He is one of the few male characters who isn’t portrayed as controlling or insensitive, so he was perfectly aligned to stand-in as a potential love interest and help-mate for Amelia, especially when she is burdened by a mysterious illness.
Although slow in in parts, Amelia’s story of survival through widowhood and sickness is an encouraging tale about the power of prayer.
**Review copy provided by Faith Words**