cover image A Harvest of Love

A Harvest of Love

Marta Perry. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (288p) ISBN 978-1-984803-23-8

With characteristic heart and respect for Amish culture, Perry’s third Promise Glen romance (after A Springtime Heart) offers a sweet story of love and family. Widow Dinah Hershberger is living with her large, boisterous family and happily running a small coffee shop when Anna Miller, a young formerly Amish woman who “jumped the fence” into the English world, comes to her for help–with a caveat: Dinah can’t tell Anna’s brother, Jacob, that they’re meeting. But when the favor turns out to involve taking in Anna’s six-month old baby boy, Isaac, Jacob and Dinah come together to take care of him and keep him safe when his no-good father comes looking for him—even as they fight their mutual attraction. The immersive narrative draws readers into the unexpected intricacies of Amish society, particularly delving into Dinah’s complicated relationship with her late husband. Through lovingly detailed characterization, Perry crafts a tale of hope built on a solid foundation of family unity. Amish romance fans will find this hits the spot. Agent: Danielle Egan-Miller, Browne & Miller Literary. (Oct.)