Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn’t so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who’s only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question! A harsh childhood left Jeremiah convinced that family life wasn’t for him. Yet something about the Obermeiers moves his heart. If he can win Pleasant’s trust and learn to trust himself, then he may gain the ultimate blessing — a lifetime of love.
FAMILY BLESSINGS by Anna Schmidt: Florida, 1932: Pleasant Obermeier has her hands full, working in the family’s bakery, raising her four stepchildren and taking care of her late husband’s farm. She’s happy in spite of all the hard work; it keeps her hands and mind busy so that there’s no time to dwell on what could have been. When newcomer Jeremiah Troyer approaches Pleasant about creating a recipe for the cones he’ll use in his ice cream shop, she should say no — but can’t. As they spend time together, they realize their deep feelings for each other, but neither one is willing to leap into marriage for reasons they keep from one another. A sweet story with an extra-special heroine, happy in her work and always selflessly helping others.
I love to read the Love inspired books and “Family Blessings” by Anna Schmidt was a lovely one.