He pulled his hand back and she felt a curious pounding in her chest and a sudden desire for him to touch her again. She opened her mouth slightly, appalled at her thought, and he laughed in gentle tones. “Unless, of course, you’d rather not work with a cripple . . . ”
She straightened her spine and took the risk of leaning closer to him, staring into the perfect gray depths of his eyes. “I am not a snob, Herr Fisher.”
“Gray.” he smiled, revealing white teeth and a very slight overbite that somehow made his mouth all the more appealing. “Then I’m hired?”
She swallowed hard, wondering what it would be like to have this big man in such close proximity for a gut length of time. I’ll probably geh crazy . . . like some lovestruck auld maid . . . But suddenly, she knew she wanted him around, to give her some memories to hug to herself in her lonely bed. She stuck out her hand and he took it with a firm, left-handed shake. “You’re hired.”
At the heart of winter’s darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts.
Snow Shine On Ice Mountain
When staid Naomi Gish’s mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she’s positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn’t need help—but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God’s most precious gift.
A Honeybee Christmas
Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas—unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out.
The Christmas Candle
Lisa Jones Baker
Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia’s favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister’s help this year, the task seems daunting—until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well.