Thursday, September 10, 2020

Heavenly Desire, by Becca Fisher (author), Stephanie Richardson (narrator)

Kevin MacGorman, January 2020

The Kaufmans' three daughters are all married now, the youngest, Miriam, most recently. Miriam is thinking about how to keep romance alive in her marriage for the long term, inspired in part by her parents' approaching 40th wedding anniversary.

The elder Kaufmans are still in love, but there's a cloud on their happiness, and has been for a decade--since their oldest daughter, Abigail, left Lancaster for Philadelphia, and married an outsider. Samuel was appalled, and raged at both her departure from Amish life, and her rejection of his plan for her: marrying the fine young man he'd chosen for her, and inheriting the family's quilt shop. Though she's had some contact with her sisters, Abigail hasn't been back to visit since her break with her father.
Miriam decides it's time to fix that, and invites Abigail and her husband to the party she's planning for her parents.

We get glimpses of the lives of the elder Kaufmans, Abigail and her husband, Miriam and hers, and the middle daughter, Allison, and her husband and two little girls. Allison's girls have a raging sibling rivalry just as Abigail and Allison did, and she's worried about losing one of her daughters to a break in the family like the one that cost her a close relationship with Abigail.

The Kaufmans don't know Abigail is coming. Abigail doesn't know her parents don't know she's been invited.

The question is, can Miriam's plan to heal the family work?

It's another sweet and loving tale. Recommended.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the publisher, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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