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Home isn’t just a place....

Amish widow Ruth Mast wants nothing to do with the handsome man from her past who just returned to Cedar Grove. Ruth learned the hard way that Owen Mast’s restlessness always causes trouble. But when a little Amish girl appears on Owen’s porch, lost and afraid, Ruth has no choice but to help the man who only ever causes heartbreak....

All Owen wanted was to make amends with Ruth and her family. He never imagined that little girl Grace - or the strange mystery surrounding her - would bring him closer to Ruth. Or that a tender and unexpected attraction would quickly take hold of them both. But even a wandering heart can grow roots...when there is hope for love.

©2019 Patricia Davids (P)2019 Harlequin Audio

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Loved it!!

I absolutely loved this book! It took a while to get into it but then I couldn’t walk away. It comes highly recommended!

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The Hope is book 2 of The Amish of Cedar Grove series but it is the 1st book I have read from the series. It is completely standalone so although the couple from the previous book was mentioned, it wasn't necessary to read that book first. This is the first book I have read by this author. I will read more by her. In fact, I am interested in reading the other books from this series.

I enjoyed the story overall. I liked some of the characters quite a bit. The main female character, Ruth, kind of irritated me at times though because she was pretty petty at times. Some of the reasons that I deducted from my rating were that although this is an Amish book, a lot of the dialogue and overall feel from the interactions didn't come across very Amish. Of course, some of the Pennsylvania Dutch language was used here and there and of course there were references to their god and such but it felt more contrived in that aspect. The beginning was a bit slow but it did pick up. Also, the little girl, Grace, was 3 years old. She was far too well spoken and wise beyond her years. At times, she read more like a 6 year old than a 3 year old. Her age fit more whatever the author needed from her character at the time than a steady and consistent character age. I really liked her though. She was one of the best characters in this book. I also really liked the dog.

The narration was good. I didn't have any issues with the narrator.

I recommend this book.

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short but sweet

a very sweet story that could have been fleshed out a bit more for some excitement, but a good listen. I got this book as a 2 for 1 and it was worth it. I would have been disappointed if I paid full price for it. since one credit is $16? even half is a bit much.

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haert

this will be a good one to read over and over again. the child has a safe place.

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good story

good story full of twists and turns, a little is suspense and mystery but lots of love

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highly recommend

very good story line.Enjoyed.i will be informing friends of this series. hats of to the author