Like most books by Beverly Lewis this one was wonderful. There are a few story lines in this book that are all wound together by love letters written to a man with Alzheimer’s that a young Amish boy finds and befriends. This has to do with people that are Mennonite and those that are Old Order Amish. Can they be friends?I had a hard time putting this book down and finished it very quickly. I had to know what would happen to each character. I received this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion.
Though from the Beachy Amish herself, Marlena meets Ellie Bitner, an Old Order Amish mother who offers quilting and needlepoint classes. They soon form a bond, and Marlena is drawn into the circle of Ellie’s family. Ellie’s handsome cousin seems rather taken with Marlena, but after her recent breakup, she is cautious where her feelings are concerned.
But things begin to change when Ellie’s young son Jacob discovers an older homeless man camped out in the nearby abandoned mill. Suffering from some cognitive disorder, the man has few prospects and fewer possessions–among them a small clutch of letters apparently from his own courting days. Could these letters be the key to the old man’s identity? And can they bring healing and hope to Marlena and Ellie as well?