The follow-up to The Homestead in bestselling Amish novelist Linda Byler’s Dakota Series, set during the Great Depression.
Hannah, a feisty young Amish woman, lives on her family’s farm in North Dakota. After moving halfway across the country and struggling to land on their feet, Hannah’s family is finally feeling settled. The cattle business is doing well, and other Amish families have moved into the area.
Feeling betrayed by Clay Jenkins and unimpressed with her own father, Hannah is hesitant to trust the men around her. Jerry Riehl, intrigued by her intelligence and strong will, will try anything to earn Hannah’s respect.
Just as the local Amish community begins to thrive, a terrible drought befalls the plains. Hannah’s family tries to remain hopeful, but the continuing drought and a windmill fire devastate their business and the community. Running out of options, the Amish families decide to move back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hannah is faced with difficult decisions: Should she stay in North Dakota or follow the others to Lancaster? Does Jerry deserve her trust?
About the Author
Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of four bestselling fiction series, all set in the Amish world: Hester's Hunt for Home, Lancaster Burning, Sadie’s Montana, and Lizzie Searches for Love. In addition, Byler has written four Christmas romances: The Little Amish Matchmaker, The Christmas Visitor, Mary’s Christmas Good-Bye, and Becky Meets Her Match. Linda is also well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper.