The treasures within her hand-carved hope chest help a young Amish woman find her heart’s desire in this novel from the author of Annie’s Recipe.
Rachel Kauffman and Jarred Zimmerman seem to have nothing in common. She’s the outgoing youngest of a large, close-knit Amish clan, and longs to raise a brood of her own near those she loves. Estranged from his family by tragedy, Jarred is a young veterinarian who trusts the animals he heals far more than he trusts people. However, when Rachel’s beloved horse falls ill, Jarred’s struggles to save him show Rachel he’s a man who cares deeply. And the respect he feels for her gentle warmhearted ways soon becomes an irresistible bond . . .
When Rachel tries to help Jarred reunite with his parents, it is an unexpected blessing—with one complication. If he takes this chance to put his past to rest, it could separate him and Rachel for good. Now, with prayer, love—and her hope chest’s small miracles—Jarred and Rachel must find the courage to reconcile their wishes into a joyous life together.
Praise for the Hope Chest of Dreams series
“Written with tenderness and simplicity.” —Joan Wester Anderson, New York Times–bestselling author
“A story of faith, love and lifelong friendship . . . If you enjoy Amish fiction, you need to add Lisa Jones Baker to your ‘to be read’ list.” —The Book Connection . . .“Baker lays the familiar groundwork of a close-knit Amish community, but the heart of this romance goes far beyond stereotypes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review