The second in the Kentucky Brothers series, this book could stand alone. A family tree is included to help with the characters. In true Brunstetter fashion, rich details and plausible situations abound. Though the narrative is somewhat predictable, it is an enjoyable read.
Samuel Fisher is grieving the recent loss of his beloved wife and unborn child. He decides to move to Kentucky to make a fresh start for his family. Samuel finds a job helping renovate a bed and breakfast, where he meets Esther Beiler and Englisher Bonnie Taylor. Esther is drawn to Samuel, but she believes he has taken a fancy to Bonnie. Dealing with overwhelming grief, his short temper is alienating his kinner. Samuel is determined not to betray Elsie by loving another woman. Can Samuel be the father his children need, as well as allow himself to love again? (BARBOUR, Sep., 384 pp., $14.99)