In USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good’s new Surprised by Love Amish romance, two lonely pen pals—a grieving woman with too many responsibilities and a shy man paralyzed in a buggy accident—fall in love through their letters. Will the Green Valley Farmer’s Market be the unlikely backdrop for translating their feelings from the page to in-person?
Recovering from a horse and buggy accident that took the lives of his family, Jacob Zook is struggling to regain both his spirit and his body. While his legs remain stubbornly opposed to moving, he exercises his hands by writing, and finds the perfect outlet for his grief in inspirational letters to the Amish newspaper. When Keturah Esch, a woman who works at the Green Valley Farmer’s Market, responds with gratitude, Jacob has no idea that his hardship is about to become a blessing…
Dealing with her own loss, and responsible for her three siblings, Keturah’s new correspondence with the anonymous letter writer becomes a source of joy. And when a shy young man confined to a wheelchair begins to visit the market, Keturah is happy to make his acquaintance—never knowing that Jacob is afraid to reveal himself as her pen pal. After all, what can he offer her, when he can’t even walk? Can faith bring two lonely people together in perfect union? As Christmas approaches, Jacob and Keturah get a chance to make their gifts to each other worthy of the blessing of love…
A crackling fire, the promise of snow, the delicious smell of fresh-baked cookies and fallen pine needles…when Christmas is coming, every heart lifts in song.
About the Author
Rachel J. Good is the USA Today bestselling author of inspirational fiction including the Unexpected Amish Blessings series, the Sisters & Friends series and the Amish Popcorn Shop Mysteries. She grew up near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish romances, and she frequently visits Amish friends, who help to ensure the accuracy of her novels. In addition to her Amish novels, she's written more than 40 books, including children's educational books, adult nonfiction, and fiction for children and teens under several pen names. A former teacher and children's librarian, Good completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children and is presently completing her thesis in the Hollins University MFA program. A member of RWA, ACFW, ALA, and SCBWI, Good speaks regularly at civic events, schools, libraries, and conferences across the country. Rachel can be found online at: RachelJGood.com.