Enjoy a simple Christmas in historical communities of plain faith people in A Plain and Sweet Christmas Romance Collection. Four romances develop among the Ohio River Valley Quakers of the mid-1800s. Two Mennonite couples face influences from outside their old traditions. Two Amish couples from the early 1900s are affected by world events. And in an Amana community, childhood sweethearts are reunited. Each story also includes a recipe for a sweet traditional treat.
Melanie Dobson’s novella, Treasure of the Heart, is the continuation of her two novels set in the Amana Colonies in Iowa. A recent widow, Sophie Keller is contemplating marriage to an Iowa senator for her daughter’s sake. For Christmas, she takes Meredith to her childhood home in the Amana Colonies, and the Amana elders ask her to work alongside Will Kephart, a close friend from her youth, to rescue the woolen mill. As their friendship is reignited, Sophie must decide if she will marry the senator in Des Moines or if her heart belongs with Will in the Amanas.