Chad dislikes his job, his apartment and his unfulfilling life in Minneapolis. On Christmas, he gets in the car and drives to a town that’s not even on a map: Piney Meadows. He immediately feels at home with the Old Order Mennonites, who welcome him with open arms and offer him a job in the local furniture factory.
Anna wants out of this stuffy old-fashioned town and wants to move to Minneapolis. She hopes that Chad is her way out. As they work closely together at the factory, they become attracted to each other. But will Chad be able to let Anna pursue her dreams? Can Anna leave her people and the man she loves behind, or will higher powers lead her down a different path? (ABINGDON, Aug., 336 pp., $14.99)