This heartwarming romance has an interesting twist. What happens when you start by dating the wrong sister? This situation affects everyone in the family and sets them up for heartbreak. It doesn’t matter what kind of family you are in so expect a bit of angst, worry and very careful courting. But, this story has a wonderful warm funny side too... mostly concerning a mischievous dachshund. That dog can be more trouble than it looks.
There is also a mystery going when fires start popping up and houses nearby are being robbed. Who and why? Under the entire community’s noses is an even bigger issue. There is a neglected older woman. How did this happen? There is plenty to keep your interest in this Christmassy story. I absolutely loved "His Promise" and had to finish it in one sitting.
The Story: Grace enjoys taking breaks from her large Amish family to pet sit for their neighbors. However, she didn’t expect her entire family to leave over Christmas leaving her behind working. But, the dachshund she’s watching will keep her on her toes as he loves to run off. Grace never expected to see her sister’s ex-boyfriend much less as him to help her find a run away dog. John Michael courted Grace’s sister for several months and everyone thought marriage was in their future. He walked away when he realized that he was falling in love with the wrong sister. Now, she is staying in the house next to his. Can he keep an eye on her without giving his feelings away?
An Amish Christmas in Hart County
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s latest Christmas novel in her Amish of Hart County series.
It’s set to be a white Christmas in Hart County, and Grace King is pet-sitting in a beautiful home with only a difficult dachshund for company. Just as she starts to miss the bustle of her large Amish family, Grace runs into a familiar face. Living right next door is John Michael Miller. He’s a fireman now, but five years ago, he had courted her older sister, then broke her heart. Seeing him again stirs Grace’s anger, but also reminds her of deeper feelings she’s done her best to deny.
The infatuation John Michael once saw in Grace’s eyes is long gone, though his complicated attraction to her remains. He had walked away all those years ago when he realized he was falling in love with the wrong sister. Now, as suspicious fires are set in their community, that’s not an option. Grace dismisses his warnings, and John Michael vows to keep an eye on her. But he can’t help wondering if he’s reconnected with Grace, only to risk losing her again.
Now all John Michael wants for Christmas is to keep Grace safe, in the hopes that they can one day have a future together.