“Had me hooked from the first line. . . . This sweet, tragic story is touching and honest and beautiful. I highly recommend this book, and I can’t wait for the next book.” –Lenora Worth, New York Times bestselling author of Seeking Refuge
Shelter in the Storm
In this moving Amish romance, two broken hearts find hope in each other after a terrible loss.
Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend.
Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love?
As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.
Praise for Shelter in the Storm
“With lovely, evocative writing, Laurel Blount brings to life a tender story of two wounded hearts, healing and finding lasting love in the wake of tragedy.”–Marta Perry, National bestselling author of A Springtime Heart
“The perfect mixture of sweet romance and family drama. . . . the kind of hope-filled story that readers are hungry for.”–Dana Mentink, national bestselling author
“I couldn’t stop reading Shelter in the Storm. Laurel Blount mixes comforting, homey Amish romance with exciting suspense and cliffhanger chapter endings. Her characters are real and appealing, and I was rooting for them from start to finish.”–Lee Tobin McClain, USA Today bestselling author of Cottage at the Beach
“Two very different worlds clash in this heartfelt story of faith, family, forgiveness, and love. Endearing characters warm the heart in this hopeful love story.”–Tina Radcliffe, author of Ready to Trust