Ever since the TV series - Aaron's Way - I have loved Amish stories. Patchwork Dreams by Laura V. Hilton tops them all. There were definitely no `fillers' in this book. (What I mean by a filler is - scenes thrown in that add no real quality to the story and are only used to raise the word count.) In, Patchwork Dreams, each scene propels the story forward at a fast pace. And Jacob Miller, the hero, well that boy just doesn't give up. Wait, did I say boy? I meant man. That man refuses to give up. If I was Jacob Miller, I would have given up a long time ago and would have taken the next horse and buggy out of town. (Bet the heroine Becky Troyer is glad I'm not him. heehee) The man must be made of steal or something. Or to quote Aaron Miller from Aaron's Way, "That boy comes from fine stock." Jacob sure does. But poor Becky. What is it that Jacob isn't giving up on? Finding a man who will marry Becky, or what? After all, Jacob already has a gal back home. Hmmm.
Oh, and Becky Troyer, well, she's a real sweetheart who made a huge mistake. Or did she? What really happened to her? What am I talking about? And what secret is she harboring? Do the two have anything to do with one another? AS IF! I'll never tell. *smiling*
If you want to know the answers to these questions, and you want to read a really, really sweet story filled with romantic tension, then Patchwork Dreams is for you.