Edith Riehl is suddenly a mother to twins, a girl and a boy. She feels this is God sending her what she can't have herself and oh, how she loves children. She lives with her sisters and Dat (dad). Her mother is in heaven and as is the Amish way, the girls are taking care of Dat since they aren't married.
Asa has asked her to take care of the twins until he can find out who the father is. He never met the mother, but her dying words declared her love for Asa. As soon as Asa laid eyes on Edith, something clicked. He was single and ran a furniture refurbishing company along with his brother. Edith's Dat is controlling and doesn't want the babies around but Edith will try her best to keep her promise. Edith wants what is best for the twins and what is right but her Dat doesn't want any part of it. Will Edith fall in love with Asa? Will she follow her heart or will she listen to her Dat? Will Asa and Edith find out who the real father of these babies is?
The author gives the reader a rather slow paced, good clean read about Asa and Edith and their Amish faith, their possibility of love and family. She also throws in a real surprise concerning Asa's brother. You will be floored, I was. You must not miss reading this book, especially if you love Amish reads. Charlotte Hubbard never fails to give her readers what they want.
Housed in a rustic red barn, the Simple Gifts crafts shop celebrates the talents of the Amish of Willow Ridge--and the faith that inspires them. For the acceptance of simplicity opens the path to love.
As far as Edith Riehl is concerned, the baby twins thrust suddenly into her arms are a heaven-sent gift. Unable to conceive, she longs to be a mother with a home of her own. She's going to abide by her promise to handsome Asa Detweiler to take care of them while he looks for their real father. And even if her domineering dat Cornelius refuses to countenance Asa's suit, she can only pray the bachelor's honesty and persistence will uncover the truth--even as he's kindled an impossible hope for a love of her own . . .
Asa can't understand why anyone would think he would be so dishonorable as to father babies and then abandon them. He's determined to clear his name--but Edith's caring ways also inspire him to help heal her wounded spirit and earn her trust. In the face of heartbreaking deception, he and Edith must find the strength to understand, forgive . . . and claim their own hearts' joy.
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series
"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today