Love by the numbers

by Hilton, Laura V., 1963-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Hilton
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Hilton
After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé, Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store. It isn't long before she meets the young man hired to handle the bookkeeping--Caleb Bontrager, whose handcrafted cuckoo clocks are sold in the store. //

And it isn't long before Caleb has made up his mind about her: bright and sparkly but not right for him. Alarmed by his attraction to her, he determines to settle down with someone more practical. Less sparkle. More logic. But he can't seem to shake his feelings for Lydia. //
When false allegations by the bishop back home catch up with Lydia and threaten to ruin her reputation, can she clear her name and find lasting happiness? Or will her sunny disposition fade away into heartbreak?

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hilton (Patchwork Dreams) offers a tale about the fallout of one's character being unjustly called into question. Living in a small, unnamed Amish town, Lydia Hershberger is shunned by her neighbors after her fiancé dies when his buggy is struck by lightning. To escape local gossip surrounding a claim she makes against a married man who approaches her after the death of her husband, Lydia takes a job working in Jamesport, Miss., at her aunt and uncle's gift shop while they go on a missionary trip. Lydia's best friend, Abigail, also lives there, and she's anxious to see her. Caleb, an employee of the gift shop, becomes lovestruck when the girl he admired from afar at Abigail's wedding earlier that year turns out to be the temporary helper. But Lydia, at least at first, wants nothing to do with romance after the disastrous end of her engagement. When false allegations reach Jamesport thanks to a visiting bishop, Lydia has to choose whether to face her accuser or run away again. Caleb, determined to win Lydia's trust, decides to rely on God's wisdom and intervene or her behalf. Hilton unflinchingly demonstrates the personal consequences of being judged guilty by one's community. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Amish -- Fiction.
Gift shops -- Fiction.
Bookkeepers -- Fiction.
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships.
Jamesport (Mo.) -- Fiction.
Christian fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New Kensington, PA :Whitaker House,2018
Language English
Description 272 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781629119328
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