A novel of redemption from the author of Just Plain Sadie. “Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate Lillard’s vivid characters and positive message.”—Publishers Weekly
In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance . . .
Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.
Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.
Praise for the Wells Landing Romances
“[A] sweetly inspirational contemporary love story . . . Rich with the trappings of Amish culture and tradition, the novel informs as well as entertains.”—Publishers Weekly
“An inspirational story of romance, faith, and trust . . . will appeal to fans of Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis.”—Library Journal
“Amy Lillard writes her Amish stories with the respect they are due.”—RT Book Reviews
In this melancholy but ultimately uplifting contemporary, Lillard (Just Plain Sadie) revisits the Amish town of Wells Landing, Okla., where Titus Lambert is haunted by his past. Life as Titus knew it ended when his car crashed while he was driving, killing two of his friends and permanently injuring a third. When he is released from five years in prison for vehicular manslaughter and returns to his Amish hometown, he's not surprised that his affectionate family and community take him in, but he despairs of fitting in anywhere and fears that he has lost his religious faith. Mandy, the woman he once loved and who promised to wait for him, married another man while he was gone. In his mingled guilt and loneliness, Titus turns to Abbie King, the twin sister of his deceased friend Alvin. Abbie blames Titus for her brother's death, but she reluctantly accepts his help with keeping the family farm going, as her parents have sunk deep into grief and depression. Abbie's cautious forgiveness provides needed healing for the King family and may even allow Titus to absolve himself. Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate Lillard's vivid characters and positive message.