Gould’s latest novel in the Courtships of Lancaster County series touches on love and family loyalty and the bonds that result from both. Her strong, crisp language and genuine characters draw you in.

Addie Cramer is pledged to marry Phillip Eicher. Yet she falls in love with Jonathon Mosier, a member of the family her own family has a quarrel with. Against their families’ wishes, both continue to see each other. When an unfortunate incident occurs and Jonathon is forced to leave the area, Addie is determined to get to the heart of the grudge between the families. Will their love overcome the hostility? (Bethany House, May, 352 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates