John does live and work nearby on a horse farm owned by a retired big city attorney but he also works two other small jobs. He is not in the Amish church and this is the major reason he can not court and marry Rose Anna. John does help his two brothers on their farms typical of the way that the Amish have of helping each other.
His relationship with Neil, the owner of the horse farm, soon becomes close and similar to that of father and son. John truly finds joy in working on the horse farm and is considered a "horse whisperer."
The gentle story is somewhat predictable but there is a nice surprise twist or so to it. Barbara Cameron's writing is very enjoyable. I highly recommend this delightfully clean read.
About the book: Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, and have children. But John has other ideas. He's enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn't interested in returning to the Amish community---especially to marry.
Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?
Meet the Author: Barbara Cameron is a best-selling author who has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the author of more than 38 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara is a former newspaper reporter. Some of her non-fiction titles include the Everything Weddings on a Budget Book and Her Restless Heart: A Woman's Longing for Love and Acceptance. Cameron currently resides in Edgewater, Florida.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review from the Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the author and publisher, Abingdon Press. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated to review the book.