Second chances come at the most unexpected times…
Widow Laura Beth Yoder longs for a family of her own. So much so that she’s preparing to leave the sleepy Amish town she calls home to find love. But a terrible storm washes out the creek, forcing her to wade in and save the life of an Englisch man and his adorable infant son. As they recover at the farm, the baby brings sunshine and joy, while the handsome outsider is filled with shadows…and secrets.
Joshua King owes his life and his son’s to Laura Beth. Still, lingering at her farm is out of the question. He must fulfill a promise he made to his estranged wife on her deathbed: to deliver their son to his Amish in-laws. With his dark past, Joshua has no other choice. But his plans never took this sweet and surprising Amish widow into account. She just might be his second chance at happiness…and love.
About the Author
USA Today best-selling author Patricia Davids was born and raised in Kansas. After forty years as an NICU nurse, Pat switched careers to become an inspirational writer. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, traveling and playing with her dogs, who think fetch should be a twenty-four hour a day game. When not on the road or throwing a ball, Pat is happily dreaming up new stories.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Welcome to the Cedar Grove Amish Community The Wish by Patricia Davids is the first book in The Amish of Cedar Grove series. The setting is not where most Amish settlements are like in Ohio or Pennsylvania, but in Kansas. The book is about Laura Beth, a widow who wants to move to Ohio and look for a new husband and start a family that she never had with her first husband. There are not many eligible men in her community, so moving to Ohio is her only choice until Joshua King came along with his infant son. Joshua left his Amish community when he was young and became English. He was on his way to his son’s grandparents to leave his son with them according to his estranged deceased wife’s wishes. He was almost there when a rainstorm caused a flash flood and the car he was driving ended up in the water only to be saved by Laura Beth. You need to read this book to find out what happened to Laura Beth, Joshua and his son. You won’t be disappointed. I really enjoyed this book with the different settlement in another state where they drive tractors instead of horse and buggy whenever they can except to Sunday church. I am looking forward to reading more of The Amish of Cedar Grove series. The Hope (book two) is due out November 19, 2019. Patricia Davids is an excellent author with many books under her hat and I highly recommend you all to look her up and read a few or all of her books. I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.
Life is made up of second chances, and those second chances may turn out even better than we imagined they would. This Amish novel is based on heartache, but life has a way of turning things around when we least expect it. Laura Beth and Joshua have suffered extreme loss in their young lives, and although their lifestyles are drastically different, there are commonalities. Characterizations are very well developed, and the descriptive aspects in this book are pictorial. I could easily envision the setting through the author's words. This book kept my interest, and it was difficult to put down as I was anxious to see what would develop over time. Life isn't easy, and there are no easy answers to the problems encountered in this story. I enjoyed this first book in a new Amish series. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through a contest from Goodreads. All expressed opinions are my own.
When it is said that “God doesn’t make any mistakes”, it sure seems to apply to this story. When it seems that all in life that can go wrong does, and then impossible dreams begin to happen, do you walk away. Now that is the question that will be making you page turn, and sometimes as fast as you can. We have offered to us a young woman who has the heart desire to become a mother, but the small town she lives in doesn’t have much to offer a widow. Then the author gives us a troubled young widower whom has made some horrible decisions, in fact he has spent time in jail. Will a very young baby be the catalyst to bring these two together, or will each go on with the chosen paths they have put their feet on. I really enjoyed this different Amish story and found that some people are the same no matter where they live. I received this book through Net Galley and the publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.