Two women with nothing in common except the need for a friend and a fresh start. When Amish-born Lydia Ann Raber and Southern belle Caroline DeMarco discover a shared history of loss, the unlikely duo decides to open a gift shop in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lydia Ann is surprised to find herself drawn to handsome woodworker Simon Zook. When God offers her a second chance at love and family, will she take it? Or will the secret Simon harbors cause her even more heartbreak? For Caroline, love comes in the way of newspaper reporter Michael Landis. Their low-key romance is a dream come true for Caroline, a fugitive from an infamous past. Is Michael to blame when the paparazzi start hovering once again, or can Caroline trust him with her heart?
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What a delightful read this book was. This book will grab your interest from page one. I love how the author wrote about two very different, yet two very similar young women. One lives in Charm, Ohio, and the other lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Lydia Ann Raber lost her husband to cancer five years ago and is raising her six year old twin daughters Mary and Katie the best way that she can. Lydia Ann owns a Quilt Shop in Charm, Ohio, but it was demolished, as well as several other businesses, from a recent tornado that came through. Lydia Ann makes a decision to take her daughters and go visit her Dad and Step-Mother Leah in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for the summer. Caroline DeMarco needing a place of refuge after a terrible tragedy in her life decides to go for a visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The last trip that Caroline and her Mama took together before Caroline's Mama passed away was to Charm, Ohio. They had such a wonderful time visiting there that they decided their next trip would be to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Caroline knew this would be the perfect place for her to take refuge for awhile. This book is about new beginnings, letting go of the past, faith in God, unconditional love, and hope for a bright future.