Rebecca Zook feels stuck like the stone in the crick on her Lancaster County farm. She yearns to be an artist — but her faith instructs her to beware the sin of pride. She should marry godly Jacob — but does she truly love him? Then Englisher Gregory Pinckney comes to live on her farm with his horse, Bojangles. When Rebecca’s friendship with Gregory becomes more romantic, her heart is torn in yet another direction.
A horse insurance scam endangers Gregory’s life. Can Rebecca find fortitude in her faith? Is there a way into Gregory’s heart?
And will the stone of her life finally break free so that she can become the person she yearns to be?
“Like a quilt woven with many dexterous hands, Burgess weaves a page-turner tale of intrigue and romance…. A witty novel, full of humor and intelligence, with memorable characters who feel life-like enough to hug.” — Elizabeth Oberbeck, author of The Dressmaker (Henry Holt & Co.)
“A young woman wonders how to reconcile her desires with the expectations of her Amish community…. Burgess makes good use of his setting. Rebecca’s Amish culture isn’t just a backdrop; it’s part of her. Her quilts rework images from her family’s daily life, such as the saddles and leather goods made by her father, while still honoring tradition. The gentle love story also respects Rebecca’s values. A sensitive story about finding oneself in a community.” — Kirkus Reviews