Duane Bontrager was devastated when he lost his beloved wife eighteen months ago. Now pushing fifty and certain he's done with romance forever, he has thrown himself into running his roofing company and being the best father he can be for his three grown sons.
But the bishop in Duane's Amish community has other plans for the widower. He hopes Duane will marry a widow with young children and spend his life caring for her. While Duane likes the woman as a friend, he doesn't feel anything more. A future between them would be one of friendship--not romantic love. Meanwhile he's working on a roof when he meets Crystal Glick, who's a bit younger than Duane and yet never married. He feels a stirring in his heart for her, but he cannot see past the gap in their ages.
Crystal always dreamed of getting married and having a family; however, she's older than the other singles in the community and believes life has passed her by. When she meets Duane, she feels something for a man she has never felt before. But with family and community pressures against her and Duane, will a path forward ever be possible?
This sweet, inspirational novel will delight Clipston's devoted fans and introduce new readers to the storied and faithful community of Lancaster County.