A Mother’s love is a love to hold onto
Rose Raber is now a widow and an orphan with a little girl of her own. As Rose says goodbye to her mother, her mother shares a secret of Rose’s past. She was actually adopted and her biological mother is now married with an Amish family of her own. The mother that she has always known as kept letters of her mother to her in hopes that she would come to understand her decision to give her up but it only leaves Rose broken and with questions.
A kind widower Matthias Wagler meets up with Rose as she is getting ready to bury her mother. Seeing her need and being totally enraptured with Rose’s daughter Gracie, he offers to help. There is an Amish chemistry between them including Rose’s daughter that is for me pure delight.
Rose takes a job as a cook at Health Care center in the town that Matthias lives in and also where her biological mother’s family lives. It is there that hearts begin to mend with the help of a precocious little girl and how motherhood heals wounds. There is a contrast between forgiveness and pride that reveals our own hearts as you share in the story. I loved it.
A Special Thank You to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.