An Amish Gift: A Novel
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A heartwarming novel of marriage and family, new beginnings and poignant homecomings—just in time for the holidays.
After her husband, Shep, loses his latest job, Jennie Davis is grateful
to be in a car en route to beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Shep has inherited a house from a distant cousin, along with the
cousin’s long-established bicycle shop. The move gives Jennie, Shep, and
their two children a welcome chance for a fresh start.
Shep dives into his new venture at the bike shop, Jennie carefully
restores their broken-down house. She loves being a stay-at-home mom but
yearns to find some fulfillment outside of her family—particularly as
they struggle financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship
with her Amish neighbor, Mattie Fisher, who opens up about her modest
way of life. Mattie’s unswerving good character in the face of adversity
encourages Jennie to seek practical solutions to her own difficulties. A
passing remark by Jennie’s son transforms desperation about their
finances into inspiration, leading her to embark upon a candy-making
Soon, Jennie’s newfound purpose collides with
Shep’s growing stress at work and long-simmering tensions between
husband and wife rise to the surface. As the holiday season approaches,
their family is challenged as never before—until an unexpected visitor
arrives to give Jennie the greatest gift of all.