Raim Schwartz’s Rumspringa is a blurry distant memory, one that makes little difference as he prepares for his future. The last thing he expects on his wedding day is Alyssa Moore, his former neighbor in Springfield, to show up and announce he’s the dat of her baby. Homeless and unemployed, Alyssa is desperate for Raim’s help, but it comes with emotional strings attached. Can Alyssa bear to be parted from the baby she’d made great sacrifices to keep?
On the day of Raim Schwartz’s wedding to Bethany Girod, who will be his perfect Amish wife, an Englisher from his Rumspringa days that are an alcohol blur, shows up with her suitcases. And a baby. A romance that carries the reader along expected and unexpected paths to a perfect Amish romance ending. The expected clash of cultures is tempered by the unconditional love Raim’s family shows Alyssa and Landon. This satisfying romance is well written and edited. The authors understand the faith and heart of the Amish community, the warmth of the people, the lifestyle they choose generation after generation, the faith that defines them to the outside world informs the very believable inhabitants of the book. The chapters and dialog move the story along at a satisfying pace. Warmed my heart.