Everything was fine until his father employed Hazel Bauer. Isaac had nearly committed to Mary Lou, but there was something about the new girl that gave him second thoughts.
Amish bachelor Isaac Fuller knows where he's headed. As the oldest of seven sons, he will eventually take over the family joinery business.
As Isaac tries to find out more about the mysterious Hazel, Mary Lou does everything she can to force him into marriage.
When his feelings for Hazel grow, he knows he's in trouble.
The problem is, everyone expects him to marry Mary Lou. Being the eldest, he's always done the right thing and been an example to his brothers.
When Hazel leaves suddenly due to a family emergency, there's no doubt in Isaac's mind she's the one for him. But how can he end his relationship with Mary Lou without breaking her heart?
With Isaac under pressure, will he make the wrong decision?
Will Isaac find true love with Hazel? Or will his fears and worries about other people keep him from his happily-ever-after?
Good story line. Enjoyed reading this book.
My First Amish Read
It is difficult to rate this book when I have read no other fiction that reflects the Amish people. Perhaps that will provide a fresh perspective!
I enjoyed this story, but somehow expected something deeper. I am not sure exactly what I was looking for. I have read numerous accounts of the Amish from a non-fiction standpoint. I found myself wishing that I could become more immersed in the lives of these Amish characters.
I believe the Amish way, the “plain“ way, is in stark contrast to the life most of us live. That contrast was not stark enough for me in this book. Also, the Amish are extremely devoted in their faith, and I felt this could have been entwined to a larger degree in this book. Even the cover art in this book and the
others that were advertised at the end appeared too “Englisch” to me.
I appreciate the time and thought the author put into writing this book. I did enjoy reading it, but I am not compelled to pick up the next one.