SECRETS OF BLISS VALLEY #2: A PROMISE OF FORGIVENESS
Every little secret is a chain to the past...
For Amish widow Naomi Ropp, moving back to her parents' Bliss Valley home—with her boisterous twin toddler boys—is a chance to start over and bury the painful secrets of her marriage forever. But her life is turned upside down once again when she learns she's not the only one hiding things. The parents she believed were always open and honest have been keeping a secret her whole life. And now her only confidant is her father's new employee—a handsome Amish man who was once her childhood tormentor.
Samuel King knows more than anyone should about mistakes—and the way he treated Naomi is at the top of his list. But the shock of seeing her pretty face again is quickly overshadowed when they find a slumbering boppli abandoned on his porch. Caring for the sweet newborn together is finally bringing some peace to their troubled pasts. But when a spark leads to growing feelings as they start to look toward the future, Samuel must find a way to convince Naomi to trust the man he's become...and the promise of new love.
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SECRETS OF BLISS VALLEY #1: A WISH FOR HOME
Caught between who she is...and who she was.
Lauren Nolt hasn't forgiven the Amish community of Lancaster County for shunning her parents. But returning as a successful Englischer working for large developers is just what she needs to get a promotion and give her parents the life they deserve. Coming face-to-face with her childhood bully, Amish widower Adam Hershberger, is the last thing she wants. Yet when her world's shaken by a shocking discovery, Adam's the only one she can confide in...
Adam's never forgiven himself for the part he played in Lauren's past, nor what drove him to do it. But as developers threaten his great-grossdawdi's farm, she's the only one who can help. And with his little girl determined to bring him and Lauren together at every turn, keeping his distance is impossible. Now they must learn to trust each other—even as their secret feelings grow stronger. But is love enough to bridge the gap between their very different worlds?
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"A Wish for Home is a moving, fast-paced story about family, secrets, misunderstandings, and figuring out what matters most. This stirring romance is sure to capture readers' hearts."
-- Suzanne Woods Fisher is the best selling author of Mending Fences
"Jo Ann Brown delivers a thrilling story filled with authentic Amish details, plot twists, wonderful characters and a satisfying romance."
"Jo Ann Brown provides a lovely treat for readers with A Wish for Home, a delightful story of two opposites thrown together on a stormy night in Amish country. With a deft touch, Brown draws the contrast between Lauren, an ambitious advertising executive, and Adam, an Amish widower intent on raising his small daughter. Heartfelt and genuine, Brown takes readers along with her characters on the difficult and challenging road to home."
—Marta Perry, author of A Springtime Heart
"Jo Ann Brown's writing is both powerful and charming. She provides a respite from the cares of the day and gives the invitation to join her for a journey of peace that lingers in the heart."
"An Amish tale that is anything but plain and simple."
—USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman
"A wonderful ride through Amish country filled with adventure and surprises. Jo Ann Brown's characters and story are sure to touch your heart."
—USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel J. Good
"A heartwarming, richly layered story of love and loss, betrayal and redemption with well-crafted characters. Readers of Amish fiction will love A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown."
—Mary Ellis, author of Nothing Tastes So Sweet
"In A Wish for Home, Jo Ann Brown weaves an intriguing story that readers of Amish fiction are sure to enjoy. A book about finding oneself, learning to forgive, and discovering the things that really matter in life—faith, hope, and love."
"A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown is a beautiful story of forgiveness and letting go of the past to return home. I really enjoyed this sweet, emotional story. I promise it will touch your heart!"
—Lenora Worth, author of Seeking Refuge