Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Life suddenly gets complicated when a series of tragic events unfold, leaving her in charge of the household.

Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy…and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.

Paul Byler moved to Cody’s Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul’s ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can’t seem to ignore.

My Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is full of hope during difficult times. Sarah Yoder wormed her way into my heart. This book shows that everybody has a choice and they don’t have to fall into victimization. I love the mix of Plain and Hispanic cultures. I love the hospitality. Several issues are brought to light in this story and handled well: mental illness, physical illness, depression, adoption, and abandonment. Chapman does a great job giving hope through all of these circumstances, and again the Amish way of life is amazing to me! This is quite a different read than most. I could hardly put it down.

I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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