Clara Barkman knows what it is to lose parents at an early age, and being forced to live with a cruel uncle. So when Clara meets Micah a young boy who lost his parents and who is now living with his uncle, she fears that he may also be mistreated. As it turns out, Micah's Uncle Ethan is a very nice man who is just over his head, trying to raise his brother's three children and run his business. After Clara rescues the younger two from the creek, Ethan asks her to be their nanny and Clara agrees.
Will the orphaned children ever have a family again?
This is a sweet tale the fits the Amish setting well, with strong main characters, and many wonderful side characters that you may recognize if you have read the companion books. The plot had several twists, the pace was great, and the dialogue was excellent.
I really loved Clara, because even though she thinks of herself as timid, she is very brave in many other ways.
Overall, this was a delightful read, with many twists and plenty of action. A very enjoyable read!
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