Miriam’s Quilt features well-rounded characters who are strong in their faith, even at times when it is sorely tested. At a few parts, the book does get overwhelmed with details, but this does not take away any enjoyment. Beckstrand’s third Forever After in Apple Creek book contains well-researched details about the Amish way of life.

When scandal rocks not only Miriam’s family, but her community, she knows she can rely on Ephraim and his love — until he tells her he needs to walk away from her. Seth Lambright has always kept his distance from Miriam; she never gave him the time of day. When Miriam comes to his stable to spend time with his horses, he thinks he’ll fall over the edge from her nearness. Seth helps her get through her pain and lets her know that love is more than her bitter memories. With his help, Miriam discovers that having love in her a life is a beautiful commitment. (SUMMERSIDE, Feb., 336 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans