Love Comes Quietly

When you join Hearts of Amish Country, you'll automatically receive exciting new stories beginning with this book. Frequency of shipments noted by media type. Cancel anytime.

Choose an option

Choose:

Choose one of the options above!

Choose an option

Choose:

Choose one of the options above!

Ruth Kaufmann has always been a pillar of strength, never showing her age, even after being widowed five years ago. So when she sends her family a letter hinting that her health might be failing, twenty-three-year-old granddaughter Leah is determined to travel from her home in Pennsylvania to Ruth's farm in Indiana to do what she can to help.

Leah quickly realizes that things in Stony Brook are not what she expected. For one thing, Grossmammi Ruth seems as vigorous as ever. For another, she refuses to explain her mysterious Thursday night outings. And then there is the handsome botany professor, Englisher James Holden, and his young daughter, Abby, who hasn't spoken a word since her mother's death a year ago, a death that is rumored to be more than an unfortunate accident.

When James needs someone to watch Abby, Leah is quick to offer her help. Even though she knows there is no future for her with an Englischer, she is drawn to the opportunities for learning that he introduces her to, and she is drawn to him. In spite of the fact that Grossmammi Ruth has plans of her own to see Leah marry Seth Eicher, a man Leah has no interest in.

Can Leah help Abby regain her will to speak? Will James learn to trust his heart -- and God -- again? As Leah struggles to get to the bottom of the many secrets and half-truths that threaten her relationship with her beloved Grossmammi, she will find her own life changing in positive and unexpected ways. 

The Characters

Being the eldest child often means having more responsibility. With four younger siblings, Sarah Beth has a firm understanding of the weight she must bear.

After the passing of her Grossmammi -- a loss almost as devastating as the one the King children endured 12 years earlier when both of their parents were killed in a harvesting accident -- Sarah Beth, 24, is left to look after her special needs sister, Cora, 17, and only brother, Toby, 14. As for her 12-year-old twin sisters, Lovina and Luann, other family members felt it would be best for the girls to live with relatives in another church district, decimating the King family once again.

Family is everything to Sarah Beth! And she is determined to get hers back together ... even if that means putting off her thoughts of courtship and starting a family of her own. But why does her heart beat wildly when she meets her handsome new neighbor, Elias Stutzman? Is she drawn to the allure of his deep blue eyes ... or maybe it is the secrets they are hiding?

Life has been anything but easy for Elias ... abandoned by his Mamm who jumped the fence to Englisch life when he was just a kid ... passed along from one distant relative to another ... running with the wrong group of "friends" who always kept him on the outer edge of their circle.

Now, at 29 years old, Elias longs to be accepted for the hardworking man he is today and leave his past behind him. Hickory Meadows, known for its welcoming folks and strong sense of community, could give him the home he has always dreamed of having -- and possibly a family of his own.

But the shocking damage done to his buggy shop soon after his arrival makes it very clear that he is not welcome. Elias knows only a few people, so who would try to run him out of the church district? Maybe it was just a bunch of bored kids. Perhaps he pushed Sara Beth, his attractive new neighbor with the feisty spirit, a little too far. Or has someone from Elias's past discovered his new life?