Times are changing around Amish Rhoda Lantz and soon, it seems, she’ll be living by herself. All these years, she’s always had the company of her family members living with her and now everyone has moved onto other paths in their own lives. Her widowed mother is about to remarry in January and her twin sister is traveling around with her newlywed husband to visit all the friends and family who couldn’t make it to their wedding. So Rhoda is really feeling the changes within herself. Luckily for her, she sees an ad on the town bulletin board posted by an Englischer looking for someone who will tend to his sickly mother’s needs, as well as his two children. Rhoda strongly believes in signs from God, and this she truly feels is God’s way of presenting a new path for her to travel down herself. But after accepting the position and fitting so well into the Leitner family, Rhoda is faced with something she could never prepare herself for. She has fallen for this kind, caring man and is seriously troubled by the fact that he isn’t Amish. If she follows her heart, she’ll be shunned by her community. What does Rhoda ultimately decide to do with her feelings for Andy?
Being an Amish novel lover, I eagerly jump into reading any story I have the opportunity of reviewing and this one was no exception. I loved the storyline and the characters were extremely believable to me. I couldn’t imagine how torn Rhoda was feeling growing up being Amish all her life and now falling for an Englischer. It wouldn’t be an easy decision for anyone to make and I couldn’t wait to see what Rhoda decided her life path should be. I really enjoyed spending time with Ms. Hubbard’s characters and I look forward to reading more from this series. If you enjoy reading Amish novels, this is one you should definitely look into.
Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of the tranquil Amish town. . .
Winter Of Wishes
As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith's shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she's looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love.