carol-award2011 Carol Award, Historical Romance

Times are hard in 1894

Desperate for work, former banker Jacob Hirsch rides the rails west from Chicago with his four-year-old daughter, Cassie. When a life-threatening illness strands the pair in Homestead, Iowa, the local Amana villagers welcome the father and daughter into their peaceful society. Liesel, a young Amana woman, nurses Cassie back to health, and the Homestead elders offer Jacob work. But Jacob’s growing interest in Liesel complicates his position in the Amanas. Will he fight to stay in the only place that feels like home, even if it means giving up the woman he loves? Or will Liesel leave her beloved community to face the outside world with Jacob and Cassie at his side?

"What a touching, lovely romance! I adored Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa. Dobson's compelling, vivid storytelling took me to an unforgettable Amana community that I didn't want to leave. Highly recommended!"
—Colleen Coble, author of The Lightkeeper's Daughter