Gideon Fisher wants one thing out of life — to be left alone. This is not the Amish way, but he’s devastated after the death of his wife and son to the point of losing his faith. He buys a farm on the outskirts of the district and pulls away from his community. But when a freak spring snowstorm brings a beautiful Englisher to his farm, what choice does Gideon have but to let her in?Dallas socialite Avery Ann Hamilton is intrigued by the Amish farmer who pulls her out of the snow and into his austere lifestyle. Poor little rich girl, Avery has just gone through (yet another) bad breakup. Every man she meets only wants her for her father’s money. All she has ever wanted is to be loved for herself. Avery soon discovers the Oklahoma Amish country is the perfect place to hide out and heal her broken heart.But she finds a peace in those back roads that she’s never felt before. Now her life has purpose and meaning as she connects with God and those around her. And there’s something more as she begins to care for this man who needs both love and forgiveness.Gideon never wanted to live again much less fall in love, but Avery finds her way into his heart, showing him the beauty of life and God’s greatness. Yet as the feelings between Avery and Gideon grow, can they overcome their dissimilar lifestyles, or will their sheer differences pull them apart?
My Comments: Great romance! The story begins with Gideon pulling Avery out of an accident in the snow near his home. Avery had just been to meet with her fiance and tell him she didn’t want to wait any longer to marry, she wanted to elope, when a huge surprise in his motel room greeted her. She was driving home upset and got into an accident. Gideon found her, pulled her out of the car/snow and took her home to recuperate. Avery, who was a rich girl who had everything money could buy, but nothing that really lasts for eternity is in for a surprise in the land of the Amish in Oklahoma. Gideon was grieving his dead wife and son. He wanted basically to be left alone from everyone including God, until Avery came into his life.
I love that Avery (Annie) sees for herself what life is all about and that her enthusiasm helps Gideon heal. At times, I had to suspend my disbelief, but the romance and healing aspect carried me through. I look forward to a sequel or Epilogue to find out “the rest of the story.”
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