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THE COWBOY’S AMISH HAVEN by Pamela Desmond Wright
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Her home and her heart are on the line…
On the same day Gail Schroder’s faced with losing her Amish family ranch, her old crush Levi Wyse shows up on her doorstep.
He doesn’t know that when he left ten years ago he’d taken Gail’s heart with him. Now Levi’s her only hope of keeping a roof over her head.
But can this cowboy teach Gail the ropes in time to save her home?
Pulling back her shoulders and leveling her chin, Gail walked down the steps. Gravel crunched under her heels as she marched toward a white fence with a wrought iron gate that kept people from entering the property. Ezra Weaver dutifully followed.
Pasting a polite smile on her face, Gail peered through the bars. “Guder mariye,” she said, out of habit using the language she’d been raised to speak.
The driver slid out of his truck. Tall and blond, he was dressed in jeans, boots and a plaid checkered work shirt with the sleeves rolled to the elbows. He looked like any cowboy roaming the open plains.
“Guder mariye,” he returned, tipping the wide brim of his straw hat.
Her brows rose. His pronunciation was decent enough. “Can I help you?” she asked, switching to English.
The visitor shifted to get a better view through the gate. His gaze widened, as did his grin. “Gail? You sure grew up.”
The fine hairs on the back of her neck rose. “Do I know you?”
The man took off his hat, giving her a better view of his face. A blond layer of stubble roughened his skin. “Well, I hope so.”
Gail searched for recognition. His eyes were his most arresting feature. Irises the shade of an icy arctic lake sparkled. Wry amusement slanted his mouth.
Noticing her lag, he took a step closer. “It’s Levi,” he prodded. “Levi Wyse.”
Blood drained from her face. No. It couldn’t be. This man didn’t look like the boy she remembered. A thin scar marred his right cheek, and the slightly crooked set of his nose indicated a break or two throughout his life. His skin was deeply tanned, and small lines etched the outer corners of his eyes. A few character lines touched his mouth and chin. His voice, too, was deep, but mellow.
An image she’d put away long ago flashed across her mind’s screen. When she’d last laid eyes on Levi, he’d had a huskier build and still wore his hair in the bowl cut favored by most Amish men. Now he had the lean and hard frame of a working man, and his hair was cut in the sleek combed-back style favored by most Texas cowboys. He’d replaced the clothes he’d once worn as one of the Plain folks with Western-style wear. Shedding his past, he’d gone English.
She blinked, quizzical. “Levi?” Saying his name felt odd. “Is that really you?”
He bobbed his head. “Gail? You look as pretty as I remember.”
“It has been ten years,” she said, brushing off his compliment. “People change.”
He dropped his gaze. “I know I left without saying anything. I should have stayed in touch.”
Launching a frown, Gail folded her arms. “That’s a poor way to say you’re sorry.”
He toyed with the hat in his hand. “I guess I owe you all an apology.”
She offered a tight nod. “You do.”
When Levi ran away, she was on the cusp of fourteen. His departure had crushed her. He didn’t know it, but he’d taken her heart with him.
Now he was back.
What did he want?
Grand Prize: (1) winner will receive a Kindle eReader
1st runner up: (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card
2nd runner up: (1) winner will receive a signed print copy of The Cowboy’s Amish Haven and King James Version of the Bible
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