Friday Fiction

The Amish Blacksmith

Jake Miller, an apprenticed blacksmith, is working for the Kinsinger family, and has developed a name in the community as a horse whisperer. He has been dating Amanda Shetler, an easy-going and calm young woman. Jake is happy and content with his life and goals.

Jake has a chance meeting with an old friend who introduces him to a rich, local horse owner. The owner hires Jake to calm one of her prize horses, thereby fulfilling one of his long-held dreams.

Priscilla Kinsinger, the niece of Jake’s employer, is returning home. She left several years ago following the tragic death of her mother, a death for which she blames herself.

Jake’s boss requests he and Amanda take Priscilla under their wing and help to integrate her back into the community.

Priscilla is a little strange and aloof. She is more comfortable with animals than she is with people and has developed an affinity for horses. In fact, she too has a gift for finding out what bothers a horse. Jake has reservations about her abilities, but questions himself after Priscilla discovers why one of the horses he is working with is so skittish.

Jake draws closer and closer to Priscilla while trying to help her overcome her painful past. In doing so, he finds his life and his goals challenged more and more.

The Amish Blacksmith is book 2 of The Men of Lancaster County series by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner but could be a standalone book, as you don’t feel you have missed anything by not having read the first book.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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