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A Stranger's Gift (Women of Pinecraft, Bk 1)
A Stranger's Gift - Women of Pinecraft, Bk 1
Author: Anna Schmidt
On the heels of a horrific hurricane, Hester Detlef, field director for the Mennonite Disaster Service, blows into the life of self-made, shunned Amish man John Hafner. Will she find a way through his shield and into his heart? Although the hurricane has left John homeless and badly injured, the last thing he wants is some do-gooder Mennonite wo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781616262341
ISBN-10: 1616262346
Publication Date: 11/1/2011
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Barbour Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A very interesting love story amidst tragedy. God brings people together to help one another and brings love into lives that were hurting. It gives good insight in what happens when tragedy strikes between different groups who organize to help the victims.
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A Stranger's Gift is the first book in Anna's new Women of Pinecraft series. The Amish/Mennonite community of Pinecraft lies within the boundaries of Sarasota, FL. It is a real place, but I doubt it's well known among those Floridians outside of Sarasota. I hope to visit one day. I often wonder how Pinecraft might fare in a bad hurricane, and this book gave me a glimpse into that scenario. I liked Hester Detweiler very much, and identified with her need to help others, often to the detriment of her own need for time for herself. I found John Steiner to be very stubborn, and I couldn't understand his need to shut everyone out, yet I liked him, too. The secondary characters were also well-written, and I hope to learn more about them in future books in the series.

With thanks to Barbour Publishers and NetGalley for my review copy.