In the final installment of the Heritage of Lancaster trilogy, Katie Lapp—now known as Katherine Mayfield—delights in the attentions of another, even as her her long-lost love seeks her. Still, Katherine yearns for peace, a peace that requires her to face her Amish heritage.
Katherine Mayfield, the new Mistress of Mayfield Manor, always dreamed of a fancy “English” life. But as the seasons pass, she finds herself grieving the loss of her Amish family and dearest friend, Mary Stolzfus. Shunned from the Plain life she once knew, Katherine finds solace in volunteer work with hospice patients—a labor of love she hopes will bring honor to the memory of her birth mother. Unknown to Katherine, her long-lost love, Daniel Fisher, is desperate to locate his “Sweetheart girl,” only to be frustrated at nearly every turn. Meanwhile, she delights in the modern world—once forbidden—cherishing the attention of Justin Wirth, her handsome suitor. Her childhood entwined with Daniel's, yet her present life far removed from Lancaster County, Katherine longs for the peace that reigned in her mother's heart. And once again, she is compelled to face the heritage of her past.
, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning novelist for over a dozen years. Her book s have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and the New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.