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Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel's class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.
With her parents' old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John's grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can't deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.
The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?
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By LOK on 06-06-18
A serious theme
This did turn out to be a love story, but the theme of the story throughout was serious. I have listened to many, many Amish Romances. This narrator had a great accent, but a lot of the book sounded somewhat mechanical and not relaxed at all. Maybe this is the way the accent of the Amish really sounds, but I felt the serious personality and mood of the character Mike was spilling into the way all the characters were presented. The voices were not the same, but the mood was....just very serious. This was definitely not my favorite book or my favorite narrator, and it doesn’t give warm fuzzies. I AM glad to have read it. And there are lessons in it, but they are not as blatantly obvious as many of the other stories I have read that I preferred. I think the main issue with this book for me is the narrator. It’s not a bad story at all. I just didn’t car for the narrator.