In this Book Two of the Prairie State Friends series,"The Gift", Brunstetter has taken some secondary characters from Book One and expanded on their story, to create a delightful tale!
Leah Mast, a young Amish girl that has a special gift for reflexology, is busy helping others in her community feel relief from different ailments. She has always seen her special gift as a "gift from God". Unfortunately not everyone thinks her talents are legitsome even see it as hocus pocus.
One such thinker, Adam Beachy treats reflexology with contempt. He does not believe it is something that Amish should practicehis true reasoning behind his beliefs are not revealed until the end of the book, but keep the reader guessing along the way.
Adam is a complicated character. He has a traumatic past that effects how he handles most individuals. After tragedy strikes, Adam is forced to care for his three small nieces. He is well in over his head with this task. Leah becomes quite helpful with tending to the young nieces. Adam has always seen himself as a bachelor, but could marriage be in his future? Could Leah and Adam married, possibly be exactly what God had in mind? Adam must decide if he is willing to have a marriage of convenience or risk facing his past to discover a life of love.
I truly enjoyed this second installment. Brunstetter has set it up nicely for a third story. I look forward to the next one!