Travel to a German settlement in Sauers, Indiana, and meet Regina Seitz. Her sisters were allowed to marry for love, but Regina has been told by her father she must marry a man she has never met—just so Papa can have a German son-in-law to inherit the family homestead. Diedrich Rothhaus is as reluctant as she is, until her striking beauty and deep faith stir emotions he hadn’t expected. Against both their wills, love claims their hearts. Then a cruel family secret is revealed, and Diedrich must fight to save the most precious thing in his life—Regina’s love.
|Publisher:||Barbour Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
RAMONA K. CECIL is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance poet, and award-winning inspirational romance writer. Now empty nesters, she and her husband make their home in Indiana. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers Indiana Chapter, her work has won awards in a number of inspirational writing contests. Over eighty of her inspirational verses have been published on a wide array of items for the Christian gift market. She enjoys a speaking ministry, sharing her journey to publication while encouraging aspiring writers. When not writing, her hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wunderbar! 1940s rural Indiana parallels modern Amish in every way except hidden cell phones. There's joy on both sides of the Atlantic when a rural Indiana girl is betrothed to a Venne, Germany farming lad. Well, OK, not all are happy. Not Regina who has her own eye on the miller's son and not Diedrich a new immigrant more interested in California goldfields. The `Vaters' planned the marriage; so let them wed. The arranged couple makes their own plans to reverse the matrimonial decision of their Gott-fearing dads. But love has its own secret ways of changing souls and entwining hearts. Jealousy finds a home in the mind of a miller's son. A quilt piece reveals a shocking family secret. More conflict? Ja, but `gut' story. It's primarily Christian Romance, but the historical aspect of mid 19th century pioneer life also his it's own layer. Seems period authentic. The only slight downfall, and perhaps it's because I am a man, is that the protagonist couple waver so often in and out of faith and trust. Then again, without that part, all those historical lifestyle events like threshing, barn raising, and spud planting would not have had time to be told.