Grace Raber is being asked to marry her family's neighbor, Silas Beiler, in order to save the family's farm. Silas was a hard man and held Grace to higher standards than the Amish community would. After nine years, Silas passed away suddenly, so Grace and her son, Abel, moved to Pennsylvania. Seth Wyse lives on the farm next door and wants to court Grace and her son. When Silas' brother, Tobias, shows up with the paperwork that would force Grace to marry him so he would have control of her and her son. Seth hears this and offers to marry Grace and protect her from Tobias schemes.
From a marriage with one-sided love, to interference from Grace's brother-in-law, to raising an autistic son, to overcoming emotional and physical abuse from her first husband, Grace has a lot to overcome. Kelly Long has written a deeply satisfying book about the Amish and about falling in love. The problems are the resolution of the issues with Tobias that seem to be a bit tritely handled, and the discussion about Abel's autism. I cannot find any information where autism can be caused by physical injury during pregnancy. That's not to say it's not true, I am just saying I can't find that information.
Still in all, this is a five star book, two thumbs up, and a good friend to see you through the tough times.
My thanks to Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review this book.