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About the book:
Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado. Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent? Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself. When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun. But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans. Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?
This is book 2 of The Land of Canaan series and I have not read book 1, but wasn't too lost during the book. There were a couple of things I wish I would have known but it wasn't hard to figure out the general idea of the past. I did like the general idea of the book...a book about those farther along in their lives, not young adults finding their way like so many of the Amish books out there now. There were a few things that made me say 'hmm'... such as the reliance on cell phones and the 'we're just friends' that kiss alot. Seems a little off from what I know of the Amish faith. However.. it is a totally new look at the Amish and their friendship with outsiders and how much interaction there is that isn't seen in many other books. There were two lost love stories in this book...but so totally different that you find yourself cheering for each one! If you are looking for a lighthearted Amish fiction that doesn't dwell too much on the Church aspects of the Amish...pick this up!