Thursday, January 11, 2024

Ruth's Ginger Snap Surprise by Anne Blackburne from Barbour Publishing

My thoughts:
Guaranteed delightful! A sweet, gentle read. Faith based lives lived out in the gentle, caring Amish community.

A sweet, slow blossoming  romance between two who have lost their previous spouses to death. A precocious four-year-old sweetie that captures your heart. A wise grandmotherly lady who bestows love and kindness. And some sweet kitties to warm your hearts.

I highly recommend this sweet read.

About the Book: Ruth Defies Authority to Keep from Losing Her Ancestral Home

Full of faith, hope, and romance, this new series takes you into the Heart of Amish country.

Ruth Helmuth has never been rude in her life; trust her to choose the bishop of her Amish community for her first time!

Ruth has worked hard to keep body and soul together since her husband, Levi’s, death. She tends her herd of goats, making her living from the milk and fiber she gets from them, all while running a farm and household by herself—and very competently, thank you! How could she imagine the bishop suggesting she should give it all up to another family, who will “make better use of the space”?

Enter widower Jonas Hershberger, owner of a pair of adorable dimples and father of a charming 4-year-old daughter. Jonas is in need of a larger place to house his growing business. Ruth’s big red barn may be just the ticket. Little Abigail is in need of a new mother. Ruth might be just the ticket there, too!

Can two independent souls learn to work together for their mutual good? And will they be willing to explore what grows between them? Or will Ruth’s fear over her “big secret” and Jonas’s caution about allowing someone new to get close to his young daughter, kill their love before it has a chance to grow?

Luckily for both of them, God’s plan involves the stubborn pair getting a little help in the form of a wise, elderly friend; a quirky orange kitten; and a smart little girl who takes one look at Ruth and decides she would make her the perfect new mother!

Ruth's Ginger Snap Surprise is Book 2 in the Heart of the Amish series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

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