LILY’S WEDDING QUILT
Second in the Patchwork of Heaven series, Long’s easy style creates a richly detailed, charming tale. The sweetly developed romance illustrates how love can grow from friendship.
Amish teacher Lilly Lapp has been busy preparing for the Christmas program and caring for her depressed mother. When she finds herself in a potentially compromising position with Jacob Wyse, he surprises her by announcing their engagement. Jacob had his heart broken by his first love when she married another. He is leery to allow himself to love again. Can he let his guard down and be the husband Lilly longs for? (THOMAS NELSON, May, 320 pp., $14.99)