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The snow globe
Hilton, Laura V., 1963-
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New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2014]
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256 pages ; 22 cm.
"As youngsters, Esther Beachy and Viktor Petersheim were at odds, but a reunion over a decade later awakens unexpected feelings in both of them"--
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Esther Beachy enjoys working for an elderly wheelchair-bound woman and her husband. Her clients are pleasant, and their home is far more peaceful than Esther's, with so many siblings. She only dreads the day when their grandson Viktor will return from the river to take care of some business on the farm. She and Viktor were classmates years ago, and he was an obnoxious flirt who paid attention to every girl but her. A seasoned riverboat crew member, Viktor Petersheim has seen his share of trials. He left the Amish after the death of his parents and siblings in a house fire for which he still feels responsible. Now, after years of working on the Mississippi River, he returns home to help out on the farm--and, hopefully, to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts he left in his wake.
When Viktor returns home, it doesn't take long for him and Esther to realize their mutual attraction. Even so, their relationship remains as tumultuous as a shaken snow globe. Viktor isn't the only man with an eye on Esther, and soon it looks as if she's ready to make a future with someone else. Will the two go their separate ways again? Or will the hand of God work something beautiful out of their angst and agitation?

Author Notes

Award-winning author Laura V. Hilton and her husband, Steve, a pastor, make their home in Arkansas. They have five children, three of whom are grown, and Laura homeschools the youngest two. She earned her degree in business administration, but has always wanted to be a writer. Laura's maternal grandparents were Amish and she mainly writes Amish contemporary romance novels. Her most recent books include Firestorm and Love by the Numbers . Her additional works include: the Amish of Seymour series, Patchwork Dreams , A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another ; the Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love , Awakened Love and A White Christmas in Webster County ; and the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe , The Postcard , and The Birdhouse . Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is also a professional book reviewer.

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After years of self-imposed exile from the Amish community following a family tragedy, Viktor Petersheim returns home to help run his grandparents' farm. There he meets Esther Beachy, who is working for his wheelchair-bound grandmother. An instant attraction between the two ignites, but an accident, the insecurity of Esther's position, Viktor's committment to stay in his Amish community, and Esther's potential marriage to someone else are just some of the obstacles the pair has to face. VERDICT Hilton's ("Amish of Seymour" books) new series launch is a lovely romance that draws us immediately into the Amish world. Its well-drawn characters and charming rural setting will attract Amish fiction fans and devotees of gentle romances and Rosamunde Pilcher. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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