When Sarah King, the love of Jacob’s life, weds another, Jacob is crushed and knows in his heart he will never love another. Then one day, he finds himself spontaneously agreeing to marry Lilly Lapp. Lilly, the local school teacher, has loved Jacob secretly for most of her life. She agrees to marry Jacob to save both of their reputations but silently prays he can forget Sarah and come to love her instead. Lilly has also felt alone and trapped taking care of her depressed mother ever since her father passed away. Can Jacob finally love again and set Lilly free? Can she help Jacob forget his past love and start a new life? With God at work in their lives, their love soon flourishes and they find that each other is all they will ever need.
This is my first book in the Patch of Heaven series and I have to say I am looking forward to reading the first book in the series as well. The good news is you don’t have to read the first book in order to read this one. Each books stands on it’s own. Kelly Long is a marvelous writer and it shows in the pages of Lilly’s Wedding Quilt. This is my first Amish inspired book as well. At first I thought it a little daunting with the Amish language sprinkled throughout it’s pages but my worries soon faded and I fell in love with the Amish ways. I will definitely be reading more of these in the future!
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms