A Hope for Healing
by Jo Ann Brown
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Pub Date 18 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 18 Aug 2023
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada), Love Inspired Trade
After loving and losing the perfect husband, widow Rosemary Mishler can’t imagine ever marrying again. Yet the small Amish community of Bliss Valley keeps playing matchmaker—and the arrival of newcomer Gideon Wingard only makes things worse. But when a little Englisch girl is abandoned in her kitchen and is discovered to be her late husband’s child, Rosemary realizes that her perfect husband clearly had some secrets of his own…
Gideon left his community to escape the matchmakers—only to stumble upon more. And he can’t quite steel himself against the pull of Rosemary’s somber gray eyes and his need to help her with the small kind who’s been left to her care. With his feelings for Rosemary and the little girl growing stronger every day, Gideon can see himself putting down roots in Bliss Valley. But is the hope of love enough for him to plan a future…and a family?
Secrets of Bliss Valley
“Jo Ann Brown writes with an eye for conflict and a heart filled with love.”
—Charlotte Hubbard, author of Christmas Comes to Morning Star
Secrets of Bliss Valley
Book 1: A Wish for Home
Book 2: A Promise of Forgiveness
Book 3: A Search for Redemption
Book 4: A Hope for Healing
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Gideon travels away from his home town to rent a place to start his harness and leather working repair business. Rosemary, a young Amish widow rents it to him for a three month period.
A few days later, a young blond woman stops at Gideon's shop and tells him to give Rosemary a letter and a message about leaving something in her kitchen and she does not want it back.
Rosemary pulls up to her house and Gideon gives her the letter and the message, they both go in and find a 5 year old little girl in ragged clothes asking Rosemary if she were her Mommy now ?
Rosemary finds a picture of her former husband and a young woman in the paperwork and is startled because her husband had never told her he had a child, he was very secretive about his past.
You will have to read the story for yourself to find out what happens to Gideon, Rosemary and little Braelynn.
Rosemary Mishler lost her husband in a hunting accident. She feels she will never marry again. She feels Eddie was the love of her life. Gideon Wingard moves to Bliss Valley to rent her shed to start his leather shop .He wants to get away from his family who always want to be matchmakers for him. When a women shows up in his shop and gives him a letter to give to Rosemary and tells him she left something in the kitchen for her and does not want it back he gets curious of what it is. When he gives Rosemary the letter and they find a little girl there they are shocked. When she reads the letter and finds out it was her late husbands daughter she realizes that Eddie was not perfect. A beautiful story . The characters are great and the mystery behind the story keeps you wanting to read more.