Will’s fists clenched at his sides as he stared out the window. Unable to sleep, he’d been pacing his dark apartment—just as two shadowy figures emerged from behind the evergreen windbreak, to stride across the road toward the Riehl place.
“Really?” he whispered in exasperation. Wasn’t it enough that Drew had hidden behind those trees when Will had accused Asa of fathering Molly’s twins—the day this whole fiasco involving Drew Detweiler had come to light? It couldn’t bode well for Loretta’s reputation that she’d been back there with him. Will knew from plowing the nearby field that the thick grass bordering the windbreak was tall and lush . . . much softer, cooler, and more enticing than hay in the loft of a barn on an August night.
The thought of that dog Detweiler rolling in the grass with his Loretta made Will’s face tingle and burn. He had to confront Loretta about this—because if he didn’t watch out for her, who would?
“Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace.”
—RT Book Reviews
The Amish residents of Willow Ridge share their talents at the Simple Gifts crafts shop—and share the blessings of faith, hard work, and love with their community—even when family secrets bring unexpected challenges . . .
Making rugs for Simple Gifts has taught Loretta Riehl that an unassuming pattern can reveal surprising depth. People, too, have a way of defying first impressions. Drew Detweiler came to Willow Ridge under a cloud, but the handsome craftsman has gained the community’s respect for his upholstery skills and commitment to making amends for his mistakes. As her new brother-in-law’s twin, he’s joining the family for dinners and Sunday visits at the Riehl house, and Loretta can’t deny enjoying his attentions.
If only her dat were willing to let a little joy into his life. Cornelius Riehl grows more stern with each passing day, and Drew suspects there’s more to his moods than missing Loretta’s late mamm. Hoping to fulfill Loretta’s wish to live in a peaceful, happy home again, Drew sets out to learn the truth. It’s a journey that will bring to light painful realities—but also the chance to forge a new, honest, and loving future together…
Praise for A Simple Vow
“Charlotte Hubbard has a way of writing that draws you into the story from beginning to end.”