The Christmas Admirer
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but other than a lone summer filled with romantic buggy rides, marrying her remains an elusive dream. When his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, they left him as the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters and his grandparents. What woman wants to step into a ready-made family like his? Still, he leaves her monthly gifts from “A Secret Admirer,” hoping she’ll know that someone loves her, even though he isn’t free to step forward.
Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, and hopes he’s her secret admirer, but now the clock is ticking. Susanna’s father is remarrying in January and his wife-to-be doesn’t want to leave her Amish community and family in
So when Susanna’s daed sells his glass-blowing business to his right-hand man,
Benaiah, she’s left with three options: 1) Go with Daed to his new home with a
new frau and step-kinner, 2) Flush out her mysterious secret admirer, or 3)
Resign herself to life as an old maid. She doesn’t want to follow Daed where
his new frau is leading him. And number three isn’t happening. Marrying Benaiah
is her greatest desire—but he broke her heart, and now he treats her like a
pesky younger sister. Can she make him see her as a woman, one who could stand
by his side as he cares for his family?
As Christmas approaches, Susanna and her friends start making gingerbread houses for select members of the community. Susanna plans for hers to go to Benaiah’s family. But while her gingerbread may find a home—will her heart?