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Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she's loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Rachel is determined to keep her mind off the pain, and she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.

Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel's class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.

With her parents' old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John's grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can't deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.

The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?

©2016 Amy Clipston (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Terri Burley
  • 30-08-18

A Wonderful Series of Heartfelt Stories

LOVED IT! I especially love the connection to their faith that helps them through difficult times.

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  • G. Joanne Largent
  • 24-02-20

Very good story

The love between brothers and love for their father. Very moving story caring for father.

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  • pablo
  • 20-01-20

Wonderful!

Loved the entire series! I usually only listen on my commute to and from work, but this series was so captivating, I was listening everywhere. I really enjoyed the heart, love, forgiveness, & compassion that radiated from the characters. I enjoyed them so much I bought a hard copy of all 4 books for my sister-in-law for Christmas😁

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  • Cindio
  • 08-07-19

Great series

This is such a pleasant series to listen to. I’m excited to move on to the next book to see what happens next.

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  • WeRLoved
  • 11-05-19

Could Be Better

Again, I like the storyline, but Amy uses too many redundencies and makes her charactets seem vey immature and insecure. They are constantly uncertain and second-guessing themselves. It makes the story tedious. Otherwise, I liked the characters, and the narrator does a pretty good job, although her cadence is a little too staccato for me. I'm hoping the next book in the series is written better than the first two. It surprises me that her editor doesn't give her more tips.

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  • joyce bozeman powell
  • 11-12-18

Sweet story

This is a very peaceful book. I listen to help with stress and to keep my mind calm. It was a great choice for that purpose.

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  • Lars41
  • 09-02-18

Very good book

Loved this book as always Amy Clipston writes very realistic and dramatic, keeps you rooting for them to work things out.

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  • Krissy
  • 25-08-16

Great book but didn't finish

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An error occurred while listening, redo loaded in high quality 3 times still doesn't work so sad

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Please fix this issue I would like to finish this story

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  • sheshegirl72
  • 10-08-16

Didn't keep my attention

The book was predictable with the misunderstanding between the 2 main characters.The narrator's voice made Rachel sound very whiny. I couldn't get passed that to get into the book.

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  • Alina
  • 01-07-16

Needed more research

I have researched Amish culture rather extensively and this book had the potential of being excellent if the author had done some more research into their traditions and culture. There were several times when it was painfully obvious that she didn't know what she was talking about.