This was such a great story! Tillie Gingerich was in quite the predicament throughout the book. She had to deal with the shame of returning home as an unwed woman who was expecting a baby and she spent much of the book feeling out of place and hopeless about her situation.
Levi’s loss broke my heart. He was truly struggling after the death of his wife and unborn child. It had not been long since he lost them and it was clear that he felt true despair and loneliness.
The way Tillie and Levi ended up thrown together in a quite unique situation made for a great time of sweet bonding for the two of them. This story really pulled on my heartstrings and had me wondering how everything was going to work out.
Although this is book four in the Amish of Pontotoc series, I believe that it could be enjoyed even if the other books had not been read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, all roads lead to faith, family, and tradition, even when the path is unconventional—especially at Christmas . . .
Tillie Gingerich is so in love with Melvin Yoder that she agrees to leave her conservative Amish home to live with him in the English world. But when the struggle to make ends meet leads to conflict, and reveals troubling weaknesses in their relationship, Tillie returns to Pontotoc—pregnant and unmarried. Her loving family accepts her, but to convince the rest of the community, they must turn to the bishop. Distraught, Tillie runs away on Christmas Eve—only to get as far as an isolated house on the edge of town.
Levi Yoder, Melvin’s upright distant cousin, is grieving the loss of his wife and wants to be alone. He is hardly pleased to open his door and find a pregnant woman––a painful reminder of all he’s lost. But with an ice storm approaching, he can’t turn Tillie away. Yet as morning nears, the miracle of Christmas brings unexpected challenges, opportunities—and promises for the future . . .
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amy loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and nail polish. But reading and writing are definitely way up on the list.
Born and bred in Mississippi, Amy is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, and three spoiled cats. ^..^
When she’s not creating happy endings, she has a variety of hobbies, but her favorite is whatever gets her out of housework.
Amy is an award winning author with more than thirty novels and novellas in print. She is a member of RWA, ACFW, NINC, and the Author’s Guild. She loves to hear from readers.