Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.
Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.
Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.
When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
This book is the third in the Amish Heirloom Series, so many of the same characters appear in all the books. However, there is enough back story to be enjoyed without reading the previous books in the series.
One of the things that I like about this series is how the author balances real life within an Amish setting. So those who like to read about Amish life will enjoy each story without the saccharine sweetness of some such novels. Seeing how life’s struggles are handled within the Amish community makes for very good reading. Once I started reading, it was hard to put the book down.
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1 tube pizza dough
4 oz sliced pepperoni
1 Tbsp crushed garlic
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a skillet heat an even layer of oil. Place the garlic in the oil and sauté until cooked thoroughly.
Roll out dough into a rectangle on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Brush the garlic and oil over the dough in an even layer.
Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the oil and garlic.
Layer the pepperoni in an even layer on top of the garlic and cheese.
Spread the Mozzarella over the pepperoni in an even layer.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Fold over 1/3 of the dough towards the other edge.
Take the remaining 1/3 unfolded dough and fold that over the folded dough. Pinch the edge to seal.
Bake at 400 degrees for 16 – 20 minutes until a light golden brown.