The young woman on this cover, makes you wonder if she will ever find love, and it fits the story very well. Katie, was so unsure of herself and so very shy, that most boys didn't try to come court her. That is until Abram Hilty showed up. A whirlwind rushing romance follows, but obstacles seemed determined to break Katie's heart. This book has more twists and turns than an Arkansas highway. A wonderful gut book! 5 stars 288 pages Available September 2, 2013
My Endorsement Quote:
Mrs. Hilton, takes the story of a young plain Amish girl who is unsure of herself, turning it into a romance that will keep your reading until your finished. A character driven story that is full of uncertainties and doubts, ends with a beautifully positive note! I always look forward to Laura's books because I never know what is going to happen next. Wonderful story.
About the Book:
A Bashful Baker
Twenty–one–year–old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed–and–breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round–the–clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a "customer" reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her biological sister needs a bone marrow transplant.
A Man on the Run
Twenty–two–year–old Abram Hilty has fled the drama of Shipshewana, Indiana, for Seymour, Missouri, where he's staying with his cousin Micah Graber. His plan is to hide, from a girl he no longer cares about—and also from a cold–blooded killer. Uncomfortable sharing his past and afraid of the consequences, he buries his troubles deep inside. When he meets Katie Detweiler, he is immediately attracted, but his pursuit of her is complicated by the problems of his past.
An Adventure Unfolds
As Katie wrestles with questions of identity, she also struggles to navigate her blossoming romance with Abram, in the face of opposition from a jealous friend. As their relationship becomes more serious, Abram can no longer conceal the truth about his past. But parts of that past rear their heads, barring the way for a marriage between them—at least for now. Through dangers and near–death experiences, Katie and Abram must find their way back to each other. But only the power of forgiveness can bring them together for good.