A handsome newcomer with secrets shows a yearning Amish woman a chance at happiness—but their love will need all their courage to keep . . .
Grace Blauch is skilled at midwifery—and crafting quilts that help others pass on messages of enduring family love. But a disfiguring birthmark keeps the young Amish woman from a husband and home of her own—until Mark King arrives from another community. His helpfulness and independent nature earn Grace’s respect. And he finds her outspoken ways and determination to do right irresistibly appealing. Soon Grace is planning a wedding quilt of her very own . . . until her father discovers that Mark’s shunned brother is hiding somewhere in town . . .
Grace can well understand why Mark took such a risk once she hears his wrenching reasons. But she fears even prayer will not convince her father to restore his blessing on their union. She wills herself to face the end of her dreams, but sudden danger and an impossible act of generosity will show her that abiding hope can inspire the most precious of miracles . . .
“Endearing characters and a delightful story make this a keeper for fans of Amish romance.” –Emma Miller on Change of Heart
“Be yourself it is never a disappointment”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Mary Gramlich
Grace is an independent woman in a time where the Amish are expected to be married and caring for a family. She loves the life she has managing an Amish store with her friend Sarah and no regrets that the men she has thought of as relationship material reject her based on one birthmark that makes her who she is not what she is made of. Yet all thoughts of spinsterhood disappear when the new shop owner next door Mark comes to make his introductions. She blushes with the thrill of having such feelings toward a man of great woodworking talent.
Their feelings grow as their faith and beliefs deepen in the community, church, and one another. But there is a problem for Mark that he cannot side step especially when he comes face-to-face with the issue. He has kept his own bruder a secret from everyone since he was shunned for leaving the Amish community and when discovered together Sarah’s father says they can no longer plan a life together as Mark will not follow the church doctrine. But love and faith have a way of working such issues out and with a lot of prayers between them and those surrounding them the bad becomes the glorious and the possibility of a lifetime of love reveals itself for everyone to see.
There are always pockets of hope if you look for them.
About the Author
“Change of Heart” is the first book in a keepsake pocket quilt series. Available now. In each book, someone will receive a letter tucked in a small pocket sewn on the quilt at just the right time. The second book, “Grace’s Forgiveness” is available for preorder now and will be in stores and ebook January 29, 2016. I’m writing the third book now. “An Amish Christmas Sleigh” is releasing September 30th!
A bit about me . . . .
I was raised in a small town in Ohio. If you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. It’s grown by leaps and bounds. I’ve always found the Amish life interesting. I’ve enjoyed the many times I’ve visited their communities and learned about their lifestyle. Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun. The greatest reward I’ve experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.
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