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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Cowboy at Heart

Jonas has homesteaded a ranch in Kansas in the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. His daughters have married Englisch and moved away from Apple Grove.

Katie is a young widow living with her in-laws after the death of her husband. Her father-in-law is the Bishop of the Apple Grove settlement. She is also the healer for the Amish community.

Jesse Montgomery is a Cowboy at Heart living with Jonas' daughter's family. He's getting a bit itchy-footed and wanting to move on.

In comes Andrew Littlefield who tries to poach Jonas' land. In order to help Jonas, Jesse tries to talk to Andrew but is shot in the back for his efforts. Katie is called in to come and help nurse Jesse back to health. In the meantime, Jonas is still trying to figure out how to get his land back from the squatter, or even what to do about the squatter. The Bishop recommends just giving up the land to Littlefield, and moving to another farm. Jesse resists this answer and feels there's a better way.

With all of Katie's care, Jesse feels he is falling in love with her, but Katie resists all of his advances because he is not Amish and because she feels she is barren. Butch is a young orphan who has been helping Jonas out and becomes the last answer to Katie's reluctance to be Jesse's wife.

I never have a hard time with spoilers, but I know some who do. It's so hard for me to be good and not spill the rest of the story, =) but Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith have put together a great story that is entertaining with bits of comedy worked in.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a Homesteaded Farm.

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