An Amish seamstress and a single father have a chance to make a fresh start in this heartwarming novel about finding love when you need it the most.
Spirited, forthright, impulsive -- everyone told Greta Eicher she'd have to change her ways if she ever hoped to marry. Then her best friend Calvin, the man she thought she would wed, chooses another woman. Now Greta's wondering if the others were right all along. Her dreams dashed, she pours her energy into crafting beautiful quilts at her shop and helping widower Noah Stoll care for his adorable young children.
Noah knows it's time to think about finding a wife. When Greta offers to play matchmaker on his behalf, Noah eagerly accepts. After all, no one knows his children better. But none of the women she suggests seems quite right, because, unexpectedly, his feelings of respect and friendship for Greta have grown into something even deeper and richer. But will he have enough faith to overcome the pain of his past and give love another chance?
Griggs (Handpicked Husband) charms in this sweet small-town Amish romance, the first in her Hope's Haven series. After quilt shop owner Greta Eicher's crush, Calvin Stoll, declares his intention to court her cousin, Greta steels herself to the possibility that marriage might not be in her future. Meanwhile, Calvin's brother, widowed woodcrafter Noah, is determined to find a wife to help raise his two small children but a betrayal in his first marriage has left him uninterested in a love match. Greta volunteers to play matchmaker and find Noah's next wife, but fate has other plans for them both: Greta can't help falling in love with the honorable single father, and despite Noah's lingering trust issues, Greta's high spirits and caring nature make him want more than just a marriage of convenience. Griggs builds a cozy world readers will happily settle into, and skillful characterization makes her hero and heroine leap off the page. Fans of Amish romance won't be able to resist this sweet treat.