By Cindy Woodsmall
Experience the vacations with the apparent people and become aware of the facility of moment probabilities during this touching tale from the writer of the New York Times bestseller, The Bridge of Peace.
Gideon Beiler has enjoyed Mattie Eash on account that they have been little ones. but if confronted with unforeseen conditions, he makes up an excuse to finish their engagement. He doesn’t are looking to misinform her, yet he believes that telling Mattie the reality may be extra hurtful.
Brokenhearted, Mattie strikes from Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania to Ohio, the place she pursues her longtime dream of changing into a cake decorator. She unearths a brand new beau—a guy supplying the safe courting Gideon has denied her.
When Mattie is compelled to come to Apple Ridge, she and Gideon needs to confront the ache created by means of his dishonesty--and deal with the robust feelings that proceed to bind the 2 early life friends.
After Gideon coldly broke her center, can the heat of the season revive Mattie’s religion in love?
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He works long hours some days so he can take off when he wants. ” “No …” Dorothy turned pages in the book without looking at it. “Honey, everyone in the family likes Sol. But …” Mattie folded her arms, ready to defend herself. With seven big brothers, she knew how to stand her ground. ” “I keep waiting to see in you the zest that young people in love always have. It seems there’s no more now than when you started courting two years ago. ” Mattie shrugged, hoping to keep the conversation short. “Sol has all the traits I could want in a husband.
I hope you’re dressed warmly. ” If Mattie established a time she’d call back, Mamm never failed to be in the phone shanty, waiting to hear from her. Daed had set up a comfortable chair and a gas heater out there. She talked to her Daed too, but he didn’t stay on the line long. The bells on the shop door jingled again, and a cold blast of November air burst into the room. Mattie’s almost-five-year-old niece came barreling through the door, bundled up in her black winter coat and a wool scarf over her prayer Kapp.
Before her first customer arrived, she’d have the place toasty warm. The shop was old and narrow, but Mattie loved it. When the previous owner, a man who sold saddles and such, decided to sell his place a few weeks before she moved here, her brother James had helped her buy and remodel it. They’d torn out all the old counters, workbenches, and shelving. The ceiling, floors, and walls were made of unfinished, exposed wood. She’d put in a huge display case along the left wall, and a couple of small tables sat to the right.