The Widower's Christmas Wish
With Christmas just around the corner, widow Willa Chase will do anything to retain custody of her twin girls and unborn baby--even if it means escaping to her childhood Amish home.
After her grandfather turns her away, Willa finds herself stranded at the home of blacksmith John Miller. A widower, John buries himself in work--until Willa's vibrant twins become impossible to ignore.
And before long, John is smitten with their beautiful mother, too.
But when Willa's past secrets are revealed, will they prevent John's Christmas wish for a happily-ever-after from coming true?
This was a sweet story about coming home - finding your place, your faith, your family of heart, and making that your forever-home, a place to build your future in.
The story had a lot interesting, intriguing information about the Amish culture, their rules and regulations, and the guidelines what they live by. The material about the culture was well embedded into the tale and a smooth part of the events Will and John were going through.
Willa Chase has been on a run ever since her twins were born. She carries a heavy burden of guilt and chilling fear of losing her children to her former in-laws. She is broke, she is pregnant, and in desperate need of help. Yet she has spunk, she is willing to go lengths for her children, she has skills she can use to provide for her family, she is not helpless or hopeless, she has a strong faith in God, but in acute need of people who care enough to make an effort and help her over the bump life has thrown in her way.
Several years ago John Miller lost his pregnant wife and has been withdrawn from emotions and living ever since to his work. He is a good man, with a solid character and an unwavering faith in the Lord. Twice gets he a chance to help Willa and the twins, and then open up his home to shelter them in a storm.
With a little matchmaking help from John's mom, Willa and the girls make a home with the Millers. I loved to watch John build up a bond with the twins, to play with them, and teach them the Amish way. The closer he is to the girls, the more room he gets in Willa's heart.
An adorable and delightful story that made me smile and look forward to the upcoming season and holidays.
~ Four Spoons