Carrie Weaver was going to marry Sol Reihl and leave Lancaster County and the Amish life. Sol was the new pitcher of the Lancaster County Barnstormers baseball team, and Carrie had been in love with him for awhile. Then, in the blink of an eye, her life changes, when her father dies, and Carrie doesn't feel she can leave her young brother, Andy, with their stepmother,Ester, who has never taken Andy's hemophilia seriously, in her eyes.
Sol leaves her to deal with everything and goes off to play baseball.
Daniel Miller has been staying with Carrie's family, while he and his father, Eli, look for land to buy. His and Carrie's father both hoped their children will take an interest in each other. Daniel asks Carrie to marry him, and she tells him that she and Andy come as a package, and that she isn't in love with him. He still wants to marry her, so she accepts his proposal and tells him she will marry him in the fall, after she has finished her baptism instruction.
The land that Daniel's father bought has an apple orchard,which is how they plan on paying the bills. Along with Daniel and Carrie, Eli, his mother Yonnie,and Andy move into the home. Their first harvest is good, and Carrie makes her father's recipe of Apple cider out of the apples that don't sell. Carrie is becoming more interested in learning a little about her husband, then Eli passes away, and shortly afterward, her life turns upside down yet again, and she has to learn to rely on her faith, and other people to hang onto the farm, and care for the family.
This is Book 1 in this series, and I am going to be waiting impatiently for the 2nd book. I was blown away by how great this book is, and would recommend it to anyone who likes something with a real plot, and that you are not ashamed to tell people you have read. Suzanne Woods Fisher has made this book come to life, and I am now a fan. I definately have not done this book Justice
This book was supplied by the Publisher, Revell, A division of Baker Publishing Group, www.revellbooks.com and no money was paid for this review. I recieved a free copy of the book to review.