I love this series. Each book does stand-alone but there are also threads that carry from one book to the next. This ties the books together wonderfully and yet each is totally unique. This one is a combination of young love and not quite so young love. New friends and old meet in Pinecraft to become part of an Amish community unlike any other. Family pressures can make following your heart hard but with God’s guidance all will be well. Emma’s family thinks she should honor her deceased husband’s memory forever. Tricia’s family thinks she’s too young to think about marriage. Jay is concerned how his son’s will take his interest in a woman other than their deceased mother. There is lots of turmoil and change going on but sometimes God’s wisdom is shown in mysterious ways. Adding to this wonderful romance is a pizza loving beagle named Frankie. While he is definitely misbehaved, you can’t help but love him. This is a fantastic story about the many aspects of love and family.
Emma is a widowed mother of 3 young girls who have a pizza loving beagle, Frankie. Frankie has somehow gotten out of the yard again. Emma is appalled to find him behind the Orange Blossom Inn sleeping after eating a guest’s pizza! Jay, whose family’s pizza was ate, is good with it and even walks Emma home carrying Frankie. Jay and his 3 sons are new to Pinecraft and soon they are friends with Emma and her girls. However, will Jay and Emma just remain friends or will this develop into something more?
Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray returns with the third book in her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series—a story of second chances for two young single parents...and the wedding that brings them together.
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s also handsome and kind. Still, Emma is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?
Jay knows that few people his age understand what it’s like to lose a spouse, and Emma’s gentleness with his boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when Jay’s oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.
Jay wants to court Emma in earnest, but Emma’s relatives remain troubled by the prospect of her moving on. Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?