Brunstetter crafts realistic characters and a storyline that will lift up the reader''s spirit. The Amish deal with the same struggles as the "Englishers," but they seem to have a sense of inner peace, which is not always evident in the fast-paced, technology-driven English world. (4-Star Review) --Leslie L. McKee, Romantic Times, October 2010
Wanda E. Brunstetter portrays a wonderful detail of life in an Amish community. This story is about loss and love, strength and weakness, and sadness and hope. At times, I found it so heartbreaking that it bought me to tears but in the end, it is balanced with hope and love. The characters are so realistic I felt as if I stepped out onto my front porch one or more of them would ride up in their horse and buggy. I enjoyed the fact that the author did not shy away from the not so nice aspects of some people''s personalities. It was with depth and insight that we were able to see why Mae behaved as she did. The way Ms. Brustetter handled the introduction of the Stutzman family and the way they dealt with their special circumstances was a testament of how we all deal with prejudices and carry on with our lives. This is a well-written tale of faith and hope and if you are looking for a solid story about starting over when faced with tragedy and despair, this is one to read. --Venus Cahill, Coffee Time Romance and More
When Lydia King suddenly finds herself widowed and jobless, she moves to Charm, Ohio. But when tragedy strikes her young life yet again, can she find strength in a family of young boys who need a mother, or will the gifts from a secret admirer prompt her to pursue an impossible love?