Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the ice, and he’s been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day ask her to be his wife.
Aden always planned to court Christina. But losing his mother and father changed everything—except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can’t betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister . . . yet so much more.
Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek’s young men, and now, Aden must make a choice. Will he stand by and watch the love of his life slip away? Or will he risk losing the love and trust of the family he holds dear to tell Christina how he truly feels?
What a sweet love story! I loved the way Aden and Christina are so clueless about the other's feelings. If only one of them had just opened up in chapter one...wait...scrap that...if they had I wouldn't have been able to squirm my way through this heartwarming tale.
There are strong secondary storylines that enrich this read as well, all centering around the concept of finding thanksgiving right where you are. Truly uplifting. Another amazing read from one of my favourite authors.
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