Whooa..this book is filled with romantic tension? My first thought was SIZZLING! The romantic tension between Esther and Viktor was palpable, you could feel it when you read into each scene. But the story was so much more than just a book filled with romantic tension, it was a book that also gave you a peek into the mechanics of marriages in the Amish. I thought I was going to have to go talk to the Bishop too. (You will understand that when you read the book) My heart hurt for Viktor as he worked through his emotional issues, I cried along with him, literally. I love a book that makes me laugh and cry and this book did both. A wonderful story that you must read! 5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review
About the Book:
A Compassionate Young Woman
Esther Beachy enjoys working for an elderly woman who is wheelchair bound. Her client, Anna Petersheim, is pleasant and tells captivating stories. Plus, her home is quiet and far more peaceful than Esther's, with so many siblings. She only dreads the day when Anna's grandson, Viktor, will return from the river to take over the farm. She and Viktor were classmates years ago, and he'd been an obnoxious flirt who paid attention to every girl but her.
A Toughened Riverboat Captain
A seasoned riverboat captain, Viktor Petersheim has seen his share of trials. He left the Amish after the death of his parents and siblings in a house fire for which he still feels responsible. Now, after years of working on the Mississippi River, he returns home to claim the farm he inherited from his grandparents—and, hopefully, to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts he left in his wake.
Love off the River
When Viktor arrives home, it doesn't take long for him and Esther to realize their mutual attraction. Even so, their relationship remains as tumultuous as a shaken snow globe, like the one Esther finds at a garage sale and gives to Viktor's grandmother as a token of affection. Viktor isn't the only man with an eye on Esther, and soon it looks as if she's ready to make a future with someone else. Will the two go their separate ways again? Or will the hand of God work something beautiful out of their angst and agitation?