Satisfaction can be yours, but it might look different than you thought. Like a lot of young women, Tiffany Smiling had been assured that the path to fulfillment looked like the one she’d seen in her favorite movies: She’d be swept away by a soul mate, live in a southern estate, and start a family. But Tiffany’s story unfolded quite differently.
Shame. Deception. Truth. Inside the Amish community of Peace Valley lurks a shameful double standard. When two women, Lizzie Lapp and Annie Miller, are told by their husbands to abandon their dreams of work outside the home, will they have the strength to protect themselves and their families? Can the light of God’s truth transform their community, and their husbands’ hearts? Or are some secrets too painful to reveal?
Can a young Italian widow win the love of a Nordic cowboy in time to save the only thing she loves? 1892 Passionate and stubborn, Italian-born Giovanna from Calabria is beautiful, committed to her family, and honest to a fault. Newly widowed, Giovanna must find a way to help her sick daughter, Rosa, before she loses the only one she loves. Hard-working, reserved and practical, Laars has broken with his Norwegian family to start his own claim in South Dakota. While Laars may think he can do it alone with his cool demeanor and devoted work ethic, in his heart he knows he needs and wants a wife. But is he ready for the sacrifices it takes to lead a ready-made family?
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Tired of being a secondhand daughter to her aunt and uncle, Hope Castleberry sets her heart on going west to Oregon to find her father. She desperately wants to truly belong to someone. Unfortunately, the wagon train won’t take single women. When a handsome young man bound for Oregon stops at her uncle’s blacksmith shop, she believes her prayers have been answered. Darren Thorsten watched his family get on the boat to return to Norway. He’s going to Oregon to homestead a farm in the rich land, but before he arrives, he must have a wife to get enough acreage to make it work. He promised his mother he’d marry a Scandinavian girl with blond hair and blue eyes to keep his heritage pure. He has to stop to get his horse shod and meets Hope. She’s determined to get him to take her west. He only sees her as trouble. He finally agrees after she tells him she’ll help him find a wife. But then, well, the idea just doesn’t seem as pleasing as Hope.
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Annie Spelman discovers her adoptive parents kept her adoption a secret for a reason and someone will stop at nothing short of murder to keep that secret. Since Ian Wallace was helping his best friend, Michael, keep an eye on his sister when they were children, he can’t forgive himself for letting his best friend’s sister get kidnapped. He’s dedicated his life to finding Janie Lohman and other missing children like her. Finding her, and the truth, may kill them both.