With two matchmakers on the loose in the Amish community of Birch Creek, the new innkeeper doesn’t stand a chance in this sweet Amish romance.
When Selah Ropp returns to Birch Creek, she is a different person than when she left. I know I haven’t done much listening in the past, Lord, she prays. But I’m listening now. Her new friend, Cevilla Schlabach, urges her to let go of regrets and allow this to be a fresh start. Cevilla herself, though, hides a secret longing behind her weathered face.
Levi Stoll and his family spent a year transforming a large English house into a small inn. Now that they are open for business, Levi is pleased to have Selah join them as an employee—as long as his grandmother doesn’t try any matchmaking schemes on the two of them. After all, Selah seems as guarded as he feels, and the last thing he wants is for anyone to remind him of his history.
With Kathleen Fuller’s trademark humor and memorable characters, The Innkeeper’s Bride reminds us that God’s grace in the present and our hope for the future is stronger than any pain of the past.
Sweet Amish romanceFull-length novelThird in the Brides of Birch Creek series, but can be read as a stand-alone
Fuller (The Farmer's Bride) begins the Amish Brides of Birch Creek series with this stirring tale of wit, hope, and delight. Selah Ropp returns to Birch Creek after a stint living in rural New York and moves in with her brother and his new wife, but she is filled with a quiet resolve to live a pious, fulfilled, healthy life in her own home. The first step is finding a job; and there just happens to be an opening with Levi Stoll and his family at their almost-open B and B. Suffering from depression, Selah is wary of making friends and especially of trusting herself around men after being disappointed in the past. Reticent Levi, meanwhile, has a loving family and a strong faith but his faith is tested when he unexpectedly has to take over the family business from his father. When two elderly Amish matchmakers set their sights on the pair, the meandering narrative clicks into gear. Readers who enjoy Wanda Brunstetter will love this.