For a split second, Katie feels certain she is about to receive everything she’s ever wanted….
Twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has always quietly fancied Jonathan Lundy. So when the brokenhearted widower asks her to help him take care of his two young girls, Katie knows it will be a trying time-yet she cannot pass up a golden opportunity to get to know this man better.
Just as she’s settling into her new life, a message arrives from Katie’s past, threatening to expose her darkest secrets. During her Rumspringa, her running-around years, she experimented with activities forbidden in the Amish way of life. Frightened by how far she’d strayed from her values, Katie ran back home, vowing to cut all ties with the outside world. Now her transgressions are coming back to haunt her, just as Jonathan seems willing to welcome her into his heart.
Will the past destroy Katie’s chances for love? Or will Katie finally allow herself to accept God’s love, forgive her past…and receive everything she’s ever wanted?
Published in 2009, Wanted is the second book in the Sisters of the Heart series. No worries if you haven't read the first one though, this reads well as a standalone. Mind you, there are some great continuing Anna and Henry (Hidden) romance scenes that are very soul-satisfying so if you have read the first book you'll get a bonus thrill.
There's such a sense of yearning in this story. Katie's desperate to find fulfillment in her life and she's been harboring a secret attraction to Jonathan for a while. Even though it seems like a hopeless dream she can't manage to disengage her heart. But Jonathan is too mired in the logistics of navigating life as a single father to give much thought to a different future. He still yearns for that sense of home and family -- a place of belonging -- which he can't seem to create in his own household. Katie's presence changes all that, but also stirs up painful memories of the past for both of them.
A gentle love story that made my heart sing.
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