Betsy Yoder lives with her great aunt in Sarasota’s Pinecraft neighborhood, far from her family in Ohio. Heartbroken by a man who left her—and the Order—to marry someone else, Betsy instead pours her time and energy into her bakery, offering the village of Pinecraft delicious desserts from her Amish heritage, and is content in her hard-working yet peaceful life.
Enter the formerly Amish Thaddeus Zook, a pastry chef who has moved to Pinecraft after working in restaurants among the Englisch. While Betsy nurses a hesitant heart, Thaddeus shows a similar hesitancy about rejoining an Amish community. Though neither can deny the attraction between them, Thaddeus is hiding a past that could threaten their future together. Betsy has lost one love already; dare she risk loving another who has adopt Englisch ways? Or will Thad listen to the call of the open road and move on again . . . without the love of his life?
"The subgenre audience will relish this Amish romance."—Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Review
"A wonderfully vivid picture of the Amish community in Florida that keeps you on your toes with suspense. Absolutely captivating!"
--Serena B Miller, RITA and CAROL award-winning author
"In A Path Made Plain, Lynette Sowell uses vivid imagery and well-rounded, warm and friendly characters to bring home the Amish community in Pinecraft. Their hopes and dreams, and struggles with forgiveness, jealousy and heartbreak mirror the Englisch world they shun, and I was able to relate to the raw humanity beneath the Plain culture. The passion for baking shared between Betsy Yoder and Thaddeus Zook was palpable. I especially enjoyed meeting Thaddeus—a man caught between two worlds. Torn between his Amish beginnings and his life in the Englisch world, he’s hiding a secret that could bring danger to the innocent in the Amish community. But his undeniable, forbidden attraction to Betsy draws him in and their story will keep the reader rooted in Pinecraft, longing for more."--Elizabeth Goddard, Carol-award winning author of Love in the Air, Love on the Slopes and Love in the Wind