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Amish novelist Linda Byler spins a heartwarming tale about an Amish widow trying to survive in colonial America.
Paula has been cursed since birth—or so her mother told her for as long as she could remember. Her life is plagued by bad omens and disaster waits at every turn. Still, nothing could prepare her for the loss of three of her children, and then her husband. A recent immigrant to America, now a single mother of two, and dealing with severe anxiety, Paula faces a long winter of trials and heartache. When Paula's younger daughter becomes seriously ill, Paula sets out on foot through the deep snow to get help. Along the way, she encounters another recent immigrant from Germany—a man who quickly becomes a great help and comfort.
But Paula's fears of more tragedy threaten to derail their budding relationship. Besides that, the floundering couple find themselves in trouble with the church. And Paula's headstrong eight-year-old daughter is determined that no man will try to take her late father's place.
Will Christmas bring more heartache, or the hope of a brighter future?
Author Linda Byler is an active member of the Amish church and writes all her novels by hand with a pen and notebook. She offers a unique and fascinating look into Amish history and culture.
About the Author
Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of five bestselling fiction series, all set in the Amish world: Hester Takes Charge, Lancaster Burning, Sadie’s Montana, Lizzie Searches for Love, and The Dakota Series. In addition, Byler has written five Christmas romances: The Little Amish Matchmaker, The Christmas Visitor, Mary’s Christmas Good-Bye, Becky Meets Her Match, A Dog for Christmas, and A Horse for Elsie. Linda is also well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper.