A Merry Heart Author:Wanda E. Brunstetter Miriam Stoltzfus is a young Pennsylvania Amish woman once filled with dreams for a future with a man. . .who jilted her. Now she is know as the "old maid" schoolteacher with a "heart of stone." Could a forbidden romantic friendship with an English newspaper reporter stir the embers of her heart? Or, will she follow the traditional path and settl... more »e for a marriage of convenience born out of the sake of a child? Either way, she must find the key to letting go of the bitterness that binds her ability to love.« less
Miriam Stoltzfus is a young Amish woman living in the rolling hills of modern day Pennsylvania. She was once filled with dreams for a future with a man she adored. . .a man who decided to marry someone else. Now, Miriam is known in her community as the "old maid" schoolteacher with a "heart of stone."
Amos Hily, an Amish widower with a small child, wants to court her, but she is certain that he does not love her and that he only wants a mother for his daughter, a wife for the sake of convience. Meanwhile, Nick McCormick, a local newspaper reporter, takes a special interest in Miriam, and she finds tht he is easy to talk to, as well as attractive.
Will Miriam ever let go of her bitterness and surrender her will to God - or will she leave the Amish faith and find what she longs for in the outside world?