In the first in an engaging new series, an Amish quiltmaker moves from Pennsylvania to a new settlement in Colorado, where adventure, challenges, and love are waiting . . .
Esther Zook is starting over after her father’s death, piecing together a new life with as much care as she puts into her intricate quilts. When her wayward sister abandons her baby, it throws all those plans for a fresh start asunder. Esther had accepted her status as an old maid—but a mother? And a single one, at that? Not that she hasn’t noticed Levi Kiem, the eligible young man who’s making repairs in her house. Yet he surely has no interest in Esther as anything other than a friend . . .
It’s true that Levi has plenty of marriage prospects. His dat has even offered to send him to Ohio to find a wife. Yet the more time he spends with Esther, the more intrigued he becomes. Feisty and independent, she’s nothing like the wife he once imagined for himself. Yet just as a quilt is crafted from contrasting cloth, they might find that together, they can create a family to cherish . . .
Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand and Abraham
“This is an endearing romance that fans of Wanda Brunstetter will love.”
Beckstrand (Abraham) begins her Amish Quiltmaker series with a redemptive tale about a woman who moves across the country to start over. Esther, unmarried at age 30, is considered an "old maid" in her rural Pennsylvania Amish community. After the death of both her parents, Esther relocates to Byler, Colo., for a fresh start. But then Esther's estranged younger sister, Ivy, shows up with a newborn baby, steals Esther's money, runs off, and leaves Esther to care for the infant. Handyman Levi Kiem knows a lot about child care, as he is the oldest of 12 siblings. Along with his extended family, Levi helps Esther bond and care for the child. Though Esther is hesitant about her growing feelings for Levi, she gets over her fears as he proves to be the only one in Byler she can rely on. Their bond is tested when Ivy returns and tries to manipulate Levi into marrying her. Readers will root for the couple, and Ivy makes for a believable foil to Esther's attempts at beginning a new life. Fans of Wanda Brunstetter will enjoy this satisfying, sentimental tale.