When Rebecca arrives for her first day of working for the bishop she is shocked to find the house a mess, because the bishop's young daughter had decided to make pancakes for breakfast all by herself.
Caleb is even more surprised to see Rebecca, because he didn't even know she was coming to help out. Ever since his wife died, Caleb has struggled to bear the burden of being the district's bishop as well as raising his young daughter.
The characters were well developed and I think that Amelia really flourished the most over the course of the book. I especially appreciated Rebecca's wisdom and understanding in dealing with Amelia. Many of her ideas came from her childhood memories of her parents.
The dialogue between Caleb and Rebecca helped their working relationship transition into friendship.
This story really reminded me of Beauty and the Beast, because Rebecca was a lovely person inside and out, while Caleb was scarred on the outside and let that get in the way of how he related to people.
The Amish setting was very realistic and if you have read any of the other stories in this series you will remember some of the side characters. This is a book sure to please lovers of Amish fiction!
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