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About the book:
Having grown up in poverty, Seth Yoder refuses to be financially insecure again. His passion is woodcarving, but he’s vowed to work on his father’s successful farm, even though his heart is in his craft. Splitting his time between farming and his secret hobby keeps him busy—too busy for social activities.
Martha Detweiler has a different problem—she’s the only single woman in a community full of young men, and they’re all competing for her favor. All of them . . . except Seth Yoder. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, she finds herself constantly fleeing from them, and that isn’t the way she wants to live her life.
When Cevilla Schlabach, Birch Creek’s resident matchmaker, hears of Martha’s predicament, she believes she has the answer—convince Seth to give the impression that he and Martha are dating. Both Martha and Seth think this is a terrible idea, but Cevilla doesn’t let go of something once she gets it in her head. And when Delilah Stoll, a new resident of Birch Creek, eyes Seth as the perfect man for her granddaughter, Nina, Cevilla digs in her heels.
Can Seth and Martha convince their family and friends to leave them alone? Or will their struggles against a community that seems to have decided both their fates bring them closer together?
This is a really enjoyable story. This is a second book in the series. I am definitely looking forward to the next book. But in the meantime, I need to read the first book. I actually didn’t realize this was the second one so definitely written as a stand-alone.
Martha is not looking to get married. A lot of the guys is wanting to get her attention. Cevilla suggests she dates Seth since he is the only that hasn’t been interested. They do end up being friends and pretend like they are dating. There is a lot of characters and so I wasn’t sure who would end up with who. I definitely recommend reading the book to see.
I received an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley through the author. I was not required to write a positive review. This is my own opinion.
About the Author:
With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield.