Joseph King has good reasons to work an oil rig far from his beloved Ice Mountain . . . and to mind his own business. He hopes to protect his younger brother Edward from worldly influences. And maybe he can finally forget how yielding to temptation forced him to leave home in disgrace. Still, no honorable Amish man would let Priscilla Allen and her four year old daughter remain homeless, living out of their car. And how can he not be drawn to the feisty waitress's bravery and hidden strength . . .
Offering Priscilla a home on Ice Mountain as his wife in name only gives her a place to start again. For Joseph, it's also an unexpected chance to regain his reputation and standing in the community. But Priscilla's warmth, caring, and determination to adjust to Amish society are renewing Joseph's long buried hope. Now as his guilt and her wrenching secrets threaten the fragile trust growing between them, they will need the riskiest of miracles to put the past to rest--and fulfill a promise only love and renewed faith can bring.
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Long's first Ice Mountain contemporary emphasizes the compassion and faith of Amish communities. Joseph King is working on a gas drilling rig in West Virginia, where he can keep an eye on his younger brother, Edward. He meets Priscilla Allen, a beautiful young waitress who has just been hired at a local inn. She and her young daughter, Hollie, are on the run from her ex-husband and don't have anywhere to call home. Joseph offers safety and sanctuary in his Amish hometown of Ice Mountain, Penn. Priscilla and her daughter begin adopting the Amish ways, and Joseph falls deeply in love with her. As he faces the demons of his past, she begins to trust him and believe that a caring relationship is possible. Though Priscilla's decision to adopt the Amish culture feels somewhat precipitous, engaging characters and sweet romance hold the story together. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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