After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers.… It promises a new chance at love.
Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.
Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.
When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, UPON A SPRING BREEZE is Ms. Irvin's latest release. Ms. Irvin wrote a heart-rendering story as both Bess and Aidan suffer through loss after loss after loss. I was beginning to wonder if there was any hope in this story at all as both main characters struggled through the terrible valley of the shadow of death. But about the time I decided the grief was too deep to bear, the story turned and things began to look up. Of course, there is still the black moment to get through, and that was edge of your seat as you wondered what would happen next.
A great Amish romance set around a young widow and her husband's best friend, with lots of drama, heart-ache, and loss. Readers will devour this latest story by Kelly Irvin. I absolutely fell in love with both main characters, especially Aidan.