The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.
Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.
Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt…or worse.
This is the third book in this series. I have enjoyed every book thus far. In regards, to Amish themed books; author, Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorites. I have just loved getting to know the people of Hart County. Each book can be read as a stand alone but I can guarantee you that after you read this book, you will want to read the prior novels.
Susanna and Neil made a sweet couple. Well that is once they got together. Susanna is kind hearted and had an ease about her that just made everyone fall in love with her. Not to say that Neil was mean. He just was bitter in the beginning but once you got to know him and he got to know Susanna, he was a nice man. I loved the story as well as the characters in this book. This book is truly a "gift" of a delightful read. I can't wait to read the next book.