This book was really a page turner for me. It is a nice start to a new series and I enjoyed feeling like I was a part of this large marketplace where individual sellers had stands to market their goods.
This story focused on relationships between families and friends. Gideon and Fern were such likable characters. Both of them carried extra responsibilities as they supported their family members. Gideon, especially, took on debts, expenses, and responsibilities that were not his. They weighed him down and made him feel that it would be impossible to have his own romantic relationship.
There was quite a bit of angst throughout this book, from a son and father who couldn’t get along with each other, to a very annoying market manager, and even Gideon’s sister-in-law caused some problems. The behavior of these individuals made Gideon and Fern stand out as truly caring people.
This was a fun story to read and I look forward to more in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sometimes love is found in the most unexpected places—as three blessed men will discover in Rachel J. Good’s heartwarming Amish romance series, set in a bustling Pennsylvania community . . .
When an organic farm causes rents to skyrocket at the Valley Green Farmer’s Market, Fern Blauch’s family baked goods stand is driven to the edge of eviction. . . . Until a mysterious temporary reprieve. Fern is confused when she discovers the benefactor is barbecued chicken stand owner—and her longtime crush—Gideon Hartzler. She’s grateful, but pridefully tells him she intends to pay him back. If only she can find a new place to sell her wares . . .
To stay competitive, and help as many others as he can, Gideon expands his stand to provide full meals—including dessert. That’s where Fern comes in. As the two work long hours, side-by-side, business booms—and so does their attraction. Still, the demands of caring for aging parents and struggling relatives cause them to hide any feelings beyond friendship. But as new challenges emerge and Gideon and Fern turn more deeply to their faith, and to each other, will love find a place at their table?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.
Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. In searching for the best Amish soft pretzels, she’s visited many Amish markets, auctions, and mud sales. Because of her love of Amish food, she tries to include recipes in her books &/or newsletters as often as possible. When she’s not traveling, she spends time with family and writing.
Along with her Amish novels, she’s written more than 50+ books for both children and adults under several pen names. To find out more about Rachel and her books, you can sign up for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook.
Rachel enjoys meeting readers and speaks regularly at book events, schools, libraries, churches, book clubs, and conferences across the country. She also loves talking about her book research, Amish life and traditions, and/or doing coloring book parties.