Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?
As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.
When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?
I love visiting Stoney Ridge. Here, Katrina is heartbroken when her brother returns with news that her recently ex-boyfriend is engaged to be married. She had a plan, to marry John and live the simple, happy life. When the opportunity to move out and help a widow with her new business, Katrina jumps at the opportunity. There, she meets Andy who seems to be there, but she isn't sure she can trust him. Maybe he is too good to be true, but maybe not.
I really liked Katrina. She is strong and her heartbreak was so real. Even so, while she is hurting, she is thinking of her father. There is a lot more going on than Katrina's heartbreak and potential new man. There are major problems in the church and David, Katrina's father, is right there in the middle of it all. I like that there are answers to some of the questions and we are left not knowing everything and looking forward to the next book.
It was a 4/5 for me and I look forward to more of Stoney Ridge!
Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.