September 17th, 2014. Filed under: Wednesday's Wonders.



By Shelley Shepard Gray

A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.

Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.

When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious—and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth’s heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.

Elizabeth wants to refuse—to stay far away from the man who hurt her—but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she’s older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.

Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her—or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth—or risk losing his chance at love forever.


It’s good to be back in Sugarcreek with the Beiler family and Elizabeth Nolt, Randell’s former fiancee’. Things were beginning to get out of hand with the family. Randall’s cooking ability was very limited and forget keeping up with the house and laundry.

They needed the help, and Elizabeth needed the money, so Levi asked her to come work for them. Randall had no idea what Micah and Levi were up to until Elizabeth showed up the next day.

Elizabeth did end up taking the job, but both she and Randall were uncomfortable. There was still that thread of connection with both of them unsure of what to do about it.

You may need that box of tissues toward the end of this book. I did.

Thank you, Ms Shepherd Gray. I hope you kee bringing us back to Sugarcreek.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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