Everyone is shocked when the Bishop’s youngest son is appointed as the new Bishop after the unexpected death of his father. He’s expected to take a bride immediately, but how can he find love in the midst of his grief?
When Deacon Byler is asked to step up as the new Bishop, his first response is to turn it down. After all, he only just turned twenty-one! But he soon sees his appointment as an opportunity to bring change to his community. The only catch? One of the elders is forcing his only daughter on Deacon, and he does not want to marry her.
Allie Fisher has had a crush on Deacon Byler since they were children, but he's ignored her for years. When her father insists that Deacon marry her for convenience (to accept the position as the new Bishop), Allie is humiliated by his demand.
Can Allie and Deacon find a way to work together to outsmart the elders and get their own way in all of this?
♥ She needs a nanny; he wants a wife!
When Obie Byler offers to take his sister’s place as a nanny for Hazel Lapp, who recently became caregiver for her widowed sister’s children, he thinks watching twin boys will be an easy way to get closer to Hazel. What he hadn’t realized was how much trouble a couple of six-year-old boys can be.
Hazel is annoyed when Obie shows up in his sister’s place to watch her nephews, but how can she object without sounding ungrateful when she learns his sister can’t help because she broke her wrist and sprained her ankle?
Since Hazel has to get back to work, she agrees to Obie’s offer. Not only did she inherit her sister’s bakery, but also the responsibility for her two rambunctious boys. Her sister had always made things look so easy, but juggling all the responsibility alone isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. To add to her grief, Obie has made his intentions clear and she has no time or patience for courting right now. Can she keep a clear conscience if she takes advantage of his generosity just for her own personal gain, or will he be able to break through her resistance to his charming way of courting?
Now that Obie’s brother, Deacon, is the Bishop of the community, will he be able to help, or will his advice only make things worse?