When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision--one that goes against her very essence. Yet it's the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.
Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation--and his relationship with Sadie.
College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons--courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.
The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie's heart.
I fully enjoyed The Keeper, which was the first book in the series. So I was more then happy to review this second book in the series.
When Sadie Lapp returned home from her visit to Ohio, she came home to a surprise. A surprise big enough to have an effect on her and her family. But she didn't expect the surprise to create such chaos. Gideon tries to help her but only makes things worse, which was sad to see play out because he has liked Sadie from the beginning. Also, him trying to help Sadie, starts to tear down his own reputation and doesn't help Sadie's reputation either.
This story has so many twists and turns, it'll have you reading until the last page.
I recommend this book (as well as the series) to any and all readers.