Katie Byler is visiting Seven Poplars and staying with Sara Yoder, the local matchmaker. But Katie isn't looking to meet her match just yet, so she takes a temporary job helping out a man with a broken leg.
Freeman Kemp lives with his Uncle Jehu, who happens to be blind, after breaking his leg in an accident his Uncle asks the community matchmaker to find them someone to help around the house, and finds Katie. Freeman doesn't want Katie's help, he has a particular way that he does everything and he doesn't want her help.
But Katie and Freeman decide to put aside their differences, when they agree to join forces and find a wife for Uncle Jehu.
I liked that Katie was not intimidated by Freeman, and his somewhat terse and opinionated behavior. She has her own ideas and isn't afraid to share them. Katie is friendly and outgoing, as well as organized and hardworking, she wins over everyone with whom she comes into contact. I liked how she formed a friendship with Ellie, and Ellie helps Katie make decisions and encourages her to stand on her convictions.
Freeman is stubborn, but it doesn't take him long to admit that having Katie around is actually a good thing, even though they butt heads. He doesn't like being cooped up and unable to help his uncle out. He's used to being in charge, but he makes an effort to work with Katie and tries to be less surly.
Overall, a lovely read, I loved revisiting Seven Poplars and the returning characters like Ellie and Sara. An enjoyably sweet read, about opposites who find they are not so different after all.
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