About the book:
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn (Avon Inspire, September 2015)
A wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love.
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty---a handsome widower with three young sons of his own---Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship---and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?
Emma's gentleness with Jay's boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.
Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?
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MY THOUGHTS-This series of books here are one of the few Amish stories I have on my keeper shelf. They are so interesting and different from the normal Amish novel. They are fun people who you like and their stories are not depressing. Yes, bad things happen but the overall bent of the story is not sad.
In this one, the ending of the trilogy, there is a happy pizza-loving Beagle, 6 rambunctious youngsters and you guessed it, a wedding! The two main characters are widowed and I felt such empathy for them. It was hard to see them go through what they did but the prevailing message is hope and joy. An amazing story that makes you laugh and enjoy the life of the Amish in Florida. The funny thing is I have been in Florida and seen the Amish and Mennonites in the area this would be set in. So I felt like I knew them:) Great ending to a series Shelley!
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