A STRANGER'S GIFT
A new series about Mennonite and Amish cultures with memorable characters who just want to help people. Schmidt is a wonderful storyteller. She invites readers into a world few outsiders get the chance to experience.
Hester Detlef’s goal is to help as many people as possible before the coming hurricane, also named Hester, makes it to their area. She never slows down, believing it is her duty to save people, without regard to her own needs. John Hafner has come to this little hamlet to start over after his own Amish community shunned him. He does not know which Hester is more of a bother, the woman or the hurricane, and tries to not let either get to him. Can a shunned man realize he is entitled to a second chance with a woman who only wants the best for him? (BARBOUR, Nov., 320 pp., $12.99)