An Amish village. An Englischer stranger. The Blizzard of 1888.
A sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man’s affections her way.
When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she should say yes to his proposal – until a mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end.
An impending wedding. A sudden sickness. A Rumspringa gone wrong.
As Rebekah and Joseph's wedding draws closer, their happiness starts to collapse. Can they bring order back to their gentle world before they say I do?
As Rebekah and Joseph's wedding day draws nearer, her only worry is how she will sew her wedding dress until things take a drastic turn. First, a sickness threatens the Stoll family, then her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, goes missing during her Rumspringa.
Rebekah is haunted by the worry that Katie's disappearance is a desperate effort to sway Joseph's affections her way before he can marry Rebekah. Still, Rebekah agrees to journey with Joseph and her brother, Peter, from Gasthof Village, Indiana to New York City in an attempt to locate Katie and hopefully bring her home. However, as Rebekah already knows, whenever the Englischer world is involved, nothing is plain and simple.
Rebekah and Joseph are enjoying married life when a letter, addressed only to Joseph, arrives from Katie, telling of her pregnancy. Soon after, Rebekah learns that she, too, is with child; however, her difficult pregnancy is nothing like Katie’s idyllic one.
Tensions between Rebekah and her husband grow when she learns Joseph is keeping the correspondence going without her knowledge. Rebekah begins to lose faith in her marriage, and by the time her sickly father, Samuel, presents her with an heirloom cradle, she wonders if hers will be the only hands rocking it.
When Katie and her family arrive for a visit, Rebekah expects the worst but instead learns that lessons in love tend to occur in the most unexpected places.
Dr. Shelli Carter hasn't seen much of her husband, John, lately. She suspects he has taken a mistress . . . but when a text comes in from an unknown caller, everyone's lives are changed forever in Sara Harris's MAKE US A FAMILY.
Whether it's traipsing through medieval England or traveling the war-torn United States after the Civil War, Sara Harris has a story for you!
This one needs a visual reenactment ASAP! -Jymmx
I absolutely love this story! Such a great plot twist that I didn't see coming! - Bronte
I did not see that coming! Great story! - Katrine
Makes me feel like I'm lost in Medieval England! - swannann
When are they making A Heart on Hold a movie already? - ashley2
Find your new favorite already-published best selling books from Sara Harris (formerly Sara Barnard) - from Charlotte and Sanderson of The Everlasting Heart series to Amish rebel Katie Knepp - here.
So many new books are on the way in a variety of genres!
See what you have to look forward to in 2020 and beyond here!
Who is this Sara (Barnard) Harris, anyway?
A rootless gypsy? A mother of four? A nursing student and avid animal rescuer? A former special education teacher with a background in food service and forestry? YES!