Mark Bowman is learning the furniture trade from his uncle while in Bowman's Crossing. Mark has everything all planned out, he will return home and marry the daughter of his future business partner, when his training is done. But his intended back home wants out of the deal.
When Helen Zook's sister marries the man that Helen had intentions towards, Helen decides to go and stay with her aunt in Bowman's Crossing. Her mischievous aunt get's her a job working for Mark.
Will Helen and Mark be able move past their hurt and see a second chance in each other?
Aunt Charlotte is a different duck, she lives alone with her pet racoon, Juliet, and dog, Clyde. Sometimes Charlotte gets mixed up to hilarious results, and Clyde takes a distinct liking to Mark.
Even though Mark and Helen get off to a rough start, they find that they enjoy working with each other. She tries to help him win back his once intended, and be a good friend to him. Helen comes to appreciate her aunt's different ways, and her strong faith.
I really enjoyed this book, it was surprisingly fun and filled with humor. I loved Aunt Charlotte! I love the way the dialog really brings Helen and Mark's relationship to life, and how Mark and Helen grow in their faith. A wonderful read!
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