Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?
Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.
When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.
But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.
Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?
Some parents believe that instilling love for God is the primary responsibility of the church. However, you should remember that church comes later. The child first recognizes and obeys what his parents teach him and hence you as a parent should strive to encourage your child on the spiritual path. You need to impress the religious teachings on your child early on. A child is largely a product of his parents and the environment. They will see and do what they observe. If you say something and do otherwise, they will follow your actions, not words. Providing a living example is the best way to teach your child. Thus, you have to first prime yourself to the life you want your kids to live. This book shares about how you can prepare yourself towards inculcating spiritual values in your child.
A ballet dancer from Chile has to leave for political reasons and come to America. A trained gynecologist lets herself be drawn into a highly inappropriate relationship which entails what might be called psychological mutilation.