Synopses & Reviews
Lucy Troyer is traveling by train from Berlin, Ohio to Middlefield to help care for her cousin Mattie, who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Lucy has always been fond of Mattie, plus she's nursing a broken heart. The man she courted for two years just became engaged to her best friend. She's anxious to get away. Calvin Weaver's on his way home from attending an auction for some new horses. He's used to feeling somewhat respected, given that his family owns quite a bit of land in Middlefield, and his great grandfather founded the town. Actually, he's used to being catered to...he's handsome and outgoing. Good marriage material. When their train breaks down on the outside of Cleveland and Calvin and Lucy realize they are the only two Amish people aboard the train, they band together to find a place to stay for the night. But Calvin is taken aback by Lucy's independent ways and lack of interest in him.Their fragile truce falls apart when they get to Middlefield. Lucy's busy with caring for Mattie and Calvin is busy helping run the town. But neither can completely forget the bond that was forged on that train.Calvin decides it's time to court Lucy in earnest...before she leaves his life forever.
Two lives converge one stormy night on a train headed to cleveland
Lucy is traveling by herself via train to Jacob's Crossing to help care for her cousin Mattie, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Trying to overcome the sudden death of her husband, she's glad to get away and focus on someone else for a while.
The only other Amish people on the train are Calvin Weaver and his little sister, Katie. When their train breaks down outside of Cleveland, Calvin and Lucy band together to face the outside world. But Calvin also carries the weight of past hurts. When an altercation brings both their wounds to light, they question whether they can trust each other.
Once in Jacob's Crossing, Lucy is occupied with caring for Mattie, while Calvin does his best to run his family's farm. But they can't stop thinking about those special hours spent together. Will the bond they formed last? And will Lucy and Calvin be able to put away the pain in their pasts to recognize the happiness that is suddenly in their grasp?
Shelly Shepard Gray, the much-beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek books, returns with The Caregiver, the first book in her moving and inspirational Amish romance series, Families of Honor. A heart-soaring tale of faith and love in the bestselling tradition of Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, it tells of two lives that converge one stormy night on a train bound for Cleveland. The Caregiver is Christian romantic fiction at its very finest.
About the Author
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.