Love in Plain Sight
As nanny for her nephew, Judith Lapp’s finally part of a vibrant, joyful Amish community instead of living on the outskirts looking in. But teaching her neighbors’ Englischer farmworker to read Pennsylvania Dutch wasn’t part of her plan. And the more time she spends with Guy Hoover, the more he sparks longings for a home and family of Judith’s own.
Guy figured he would never be truly accepted by his Amish employers’ community—even though the Mast family treats him like a son. But Judith’s steadfast caring shows him that true belonging could be within his reach…if he and Judith can reconcile their very different hopes—and hearts.
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I so enjoyed this book. The story kept my interest and I am looking forward to next book.
I really enjoyed this book by Jan Drexler. I don’t read a ton of Amish books, but after I read one, I always wonder why I don’t read more of them. I love the sense of community and how everyone pitches in to help everyone else especially in times of need. I loved Judith. She was so mature, loving, and helpful. She had a deep faith and strong morals and values, and she did not let people or situations cause her to lose sight of them. I really felt for Guy and what he was going through. He desperately longed for his dad to come back to him as he had promised. Even though his dad failed him time and again, Guy still had faith in him and the life he thought they could have together one day. This caused him to struggle with fully devoting himself to his new family and community. He felt caught between two worlds. I loved reading how Guy matured and grew throughout the book. He struggled and fought but eventually learned, accepted, and embraced his real family, God and the church. This is the first book I have read by Jan Drexler, but I will definitely be looking into her backlist! I also really appreciated the reader note from Jan at the back of the book that tells why this story is so meaningful to her. 4.5 stars! I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author. All opinions are my own.