Mari never intended to leave the Amish way of life, but when she became pregnant with her son Zachary, she left so she wouldn't have to give up her son like her uncle wanted her to do.
So when Mari returns she is grateful to Sara, who offers her a place to stay. Mari easily adjust to living Amish again, but Zachary struggles and doesn't want to stay.
James is a carpenter working on Sara's house to build an addition, he quickly bonds with Zachary asking him to help, while he shows him how to do things.
Will Mari find the new start she was hoping for in Seven Poplars?
A heartwarming read, I loved how the community welcomed Mari back, and didn't pressure her to make a choice one way or the other, they just welcomed her and made her feel at home. Even the boys Zachary's age make an effort to make him feel included. Ellie was a good friend to Mari and Zachary.
James is a great friend to both Mari and Zachary, and often offered sound advice. He is kind, and patient.
I really enjoyed returning to Seven Poplars and catching up with so many of the characters.
Overall, a very enjoyable read, about second chances, forgiveness, and friendship, with characters that will endear themselves to you. A wonderful heartwarming read.
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