Susan Lantz Simpson
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Members of Esther Stauffer’s Southern Maryland Amish community have been struggling to recover from various maladies despite seeking medical care from the substitute doctor who has been filling in for the town's regular physician. Something strange--something potentially deadly--is going on, and Esther aims to find out what it is. If she can't obtain answers from the doctor, she'll simply have to launch her own covert investigation.
On the heels of the trouble with her community, Andrew Fisher has returned to town, and he’s one more thorn in her side, one more aggravation to deal with. She still views him as the mean-spirited boy who teased her mercilessly and who later lied to her, shattering her dreams. She has no intention of allowing him into her life or her heart.
Somehow, though, circumstances make him the only person she can confide in. Because of her concern for her community, she lets down her guard to reveal her suspicions and to trust him with her secret plans. And slowly, old feelings return.
When her amateur sleuthing goes awry, and her own life is endangered, Esther must rely on her quick wits to save herself, her people, and her hope for love.