Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself.
Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.
Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.
With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.
The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?
Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish countryFull-length novelSecond book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom seriesCan also be enjoyed as a standaloneECPA bestsellerIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
I really enjoyed this shirt love story. Gets the emotional juices flowing. I am enjoying the series so far. Looking forward to the next book.
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The Courtship Basket
COURTSHIP BASKET the #.2 in the Amish Heirloom Series, by Zondervan
Publishers, author Amy Clipston. A delightful story of a heirloom picnic basket, kindles a romance between Rachel and Mike. The story starts with Rachel after dating David for 4 years, is interested in her best friend, Sharon. Though hurt, God brought a new direction for her, as a teacher, something she hadn't thought of doing. Was to help children with extra needs. In this she meets John 6 years old. Finding that the dad is sick, she starts sending food home in the picnic basket. Meeting Mike his older brother, who is overwhelmed by what is going on. To accept help from others, and to be open to love. For her it was in trusting others. Finding rejection was not the final answer for them.
Another great story for all to enjoy.
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