Ivy Yoder thought she had found the man she would marry, but she returns to her Amish community of Birch Creek with a broken heart. When a family friend asks for her help in cleaning out an attic, she's grateful for the chance to get her mind off the betrayal.
Noah Schlabach is an Amish
auctioneer and is eager to get into his aunt’s attic in search of lost
treasures. He loves learning about the past, and he has created a
thriving auction business for himself. When he meets Ivy, he suspects
his aunt is trying to set them up, but all of that is forgotten when
they come across a box of old love letters.
While Noah is more
interested in potential auction items than love letters, Ivy is swept up
in the story of the young couple. She's also fighting her growing
feelings for Noah—she can't risk her heart again. But if there is one
thing these young Amish people learn from the past, it’s that they must
take hold of the gifts of today. With a little help from the letters,
and a lot of help from God, Noah and Ivy begin to live in the present,
full of love. @goodreads
I had no idea this was the 3rd book in a series/trilogy. You wouldn't know it because it reads fine as a stand alone, so don't worry if you read it out of order.
Ivy has come back to Birch Creek after helping her cousin in Michigan. Actually, it's been a year. Ivy dated an Amish man named, John, while she was there. She swore her cousin to not tell anyone.
When Ivy returned home, she got one letter from John and nothing else for a year.
Meanwhile, Noah has come to town from Ohio. He's there to help his aunt Cevilla in going through her attic. Noah asked Ivy to help him, per aunt Cevilla.
Ivy and Noah get closer together while doing this work. They slowly fall in love and I think that was bittersweet.
They find some letters in the attic that bring them closer together.
John does come back into the picture when he is with a friend and making a delivery to where Ivy works. He wants Ivy back but luckily she's having none of it.
The story is sweet and has a happy ending.
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