Christmas is a time for new beginnings. But when a
dutiful Amish woman’s life is turned upside down, she may
have to risk her heart to get everything she’s always wanted
in this charming Pleasant Valley novel.
Since her mother’s death, Naomi Esch has been devoted to
caring for her father and siblings, sacrificing any hope of
finding love or having a home of her own. Still, working at
the local bakery and expanding her beekeeping business give
Naomi a satisfying sense of purpose. Then, in the weeks
before Christmas, her father announces his plans to remarry.
He and his new wife need the house for themselves, leaving
Naomi in need of a plan.
But opportunities soon come her way. A friend finds Naomi a
place to stay, and widower Nathan King offers his sprawling
farmland to Naomi to continue her business—on the condition
that she helps take care of his children. The setup is so
perfect that the community assumes a wedding will inevitably
follow. But Naomi has vowed never to marry without love. And
to Nathan she’s merely convenient help. Now, for those in
Pleasant Valley, uniting these two stubborn souls may take a
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