Patchwork Dreams (Amish of Seymour County, Book 1) by Laura V. Hilton

By Laura V. Hilton

Ever seeing that strolling back from her rumspringa pregnant and unwed, Becky Troyer has been a pariah in her Amish neighborhood in Missouri. Even after the younger mom confesses her sin and rejoins the church, her friends proceed to shun her, and she or he despairs the unlikelihood of marrying for romance. it appears her purely wish is to finally marry a widower with a kin of his personal.

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Elizabeth was in the rose garden cutting some blooms for the house when they arrived. Mrs. Prosser and her sister walked over to talk to her while they all waited for Cecily to run upstairs for a bonnet and parasol. Elizabeth was very glad that the men went inside the house for some refreshment. She had felt a painful stab of the heart at the sight of Hetherington. Like the other gentlemen, he touched his hat in acknowledgment of her presence. Unlike them, he did not smile. Mrs. Prosser introduced her sister to Elizabeth as Miss Amelia Norris.

They seemed to expect him to be an idle man-about-town although the family had very little money. Living in a style that he considered appropriate to his rank, the marquess had put too much stress on the income from his estates. Love had taken her quite unawares. They had both been attending a ball, but were not together because they had already shared the regulation two dances. Elizabeth had been wearing new slippers, which pinched her toes so badly that she was convinced that she must have at least one blister.

But for all that, he did not speak with bitterness about his family or his childhood. Somehow a natural sunniness of nature had carried him through unscathed. But he was restless. Life did not have much in the way of challenge to offer a younger son. He wanted to enlist, but his father had steadfastly refused to buy him a commission. Elizabeth had parted from him at the end of supper to dance with other partners. She would not, she reflected now, have been heartbroken if she had never seen him again.

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