"I can't believe my eyes. Is that who I think it is?"
Ezra Stoltzfus looked up from the new buggy he'd been admiring. His older brother Joshua had done an excellent job with the courting buggy he was building for his son. It was low and sleek, exactly what Ezra's nephew Timothy would want when he was ready to ask a special girl to let him take her home from a singing.
He was about to ask Joshua what he was talking about, but then he looked through the large glass window at the front of his brother's buggy shop in the small village of Paradise Springs. Every word fled from his mind.
It couldn't be. Not after all this time. It had been ten years.
Getting out of a family buggy in the parking lot of the line of shops connected to the Stoltzfus Market was a slender woman dressed plain in dark purple. From beneath her black bonnet. Her white kapp peeked out along with her golden hair that glistened in the spring sunshine.
A small, black dog jumped from the buggy and stayed close to the woman as she spoke to someone inside. She smiled, and he knew it. It was Leah Beiler!
He couldn't have forgotten Leah's heart-shaped face with a single dimple in her left cheek. Not if he tried, and the gut Lord knew how much he'd tried for the past ten years, since she and her twin brother, Johnny, left Paradise Springs. They'd gone without telling anyone where they intended to go. They hadn't come back.
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About Jo Ann...
Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names since selling her first book in 1987. A former military officer, she enjoys telling stories, taking pictures, and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 30 years and has three children. Currently she lives in Nevada. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Drop her a note at http://www.joannbrownbooks.com/