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Publishers WeeklyThe newest from Amish specialist Brunstetter (Indiana Cousins series) centers on the choices faced by Lydia King, a young widow with a four-year-old son who moves to the town of Charm, OH, to join her mother, Mae Weaver, who has been made disagreeable by the demands of caring for her own ailing father. Lydia catches the eye of Menno Troyer, a widower with four undisciplined sons plainly in need of a new mother, and also Levi Stutzman, a man who comes from a family of "little people" - dwarves. Levi is fearful that any children he might have would also be dwarf, but Lydia looks mighty gut (good) to him. Brunstetter is not a master of characterization or imaginative at plotting - characters break limbs, get sick, or have accidents with regularity in order to complicate the narrative. And the children are all a little too consistently hungerich (hungry), even if this is an Amish novel featuring chow and chow-chow. Likely none of these storytelling flaws will matter to hardcore Amish fans. Beverly Lewis, however, works better with the same material.
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