Grace Lantz’s wedding was planned and everything was ready when a series of strong storms whipped across Northern Indiana, taking out trees and downing power-lines, dismantling barns and houses and leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. With the Lantz’s barn gone and all hands needed for cleanup, the wedding has to be postponed. Grace’s special sister, Patience, isn’t living up to her name with all the havoc, and Grace isn’t sure where to begin helping. Especially when Grace’s groom has disappeared. Does she console her sister, deliver food to all the needy and the workers, look for her missing groom, or grab a chainsaw and start removing trees from across roads, driveways and homes so emergency crews can get in? Or maybe all of the above?
Amish and English respond from miles around, and desperate to make a difference, Ezekiel Bontrager joins the volunteers from his district and travels to Shipshewana to help with the worst of the damage. When Zeke happens upon a disheveled Amish woman wielding a chainsaw, while a wailing woman and a picnic basket of sandwiches wait in the nearby buggy, sparks fly. When the chainsaw is safely turned off and put away, he learns she is trying to distract her sister and find her groom. Zeke agrees to help.
As Zeke and Grace spend time working together, it seems as if a cold-footed groom took advantage of the commotion and bolted. By the time the world begins to resume some semblance of order, the groom is found. And Grace must decide if the wedding will go on.
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.