Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she's watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family's store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked, and underappreciated this holiday season.
Then her father hires Ben Knox.
Ben Knox is as much of a 'bad boy' as Sugarcreek can get. Though he's never considered jumping the fence, he's certainly never tried to be anything close to dutiful. Two years ago he left Sugarcreek under a cloud of shame. Rumors circulated that his Rumspringa was filled with more than the usual harmless explorations.
Now he's back and working side by side with Judith.
As the chaos of the holiday season threatens to sap all joy, sparks fly between them. But Judith steels herself to ignore her infatuation. The last thing she wants to be is just one more girl who falls under Ben's spell. Ben, on the other hand, knows there's more to him than Judith realizes. When he fled Sugarcreek, he was running from a disruptive home life. Now that he's back, he wants a fresh beginning.
Could this Christmas season bring new life, and love, for the unlikeliest pair in Sugarcreek?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2011
- 182 x 128mm