Esther Beachy enjoys working for an elderly wheelchair-bound woman and her husband. Her clients are pleasant, and their home is far more peaceful than Esther’s, with so many siblings. She only dreads the day when their grandson Viktor will return from the river to take care of some business on the farm. She and Viktor were classmates years ago, and he was an obnoxious flirt who paid attention to every girl but her.A seasoned riverboat crew member, 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 help out on the farm—and, hopefully, to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts he left in his wake. When Viktor returns 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. 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?
About the Author
Award-winning author Laura V. Hilton and her husband, Steve, a pastor, make their home in Arkansas. They have five children, three of whom are grown, and Laura homeschools the youngest two. She earned her degree in business administration, but has always wanted to be a writer. Laura’s maternal grandparents were Amish and she mainly writes Amish contemporary romance novels. Her most recent books includeFirestorm and Love by the Numbers. Her additional works include: the Amish of Seymour series, Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another; the Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love, Awakened Love and A White Christmas in Webster County; and the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is also a professional book reviewer.