Here it is! Once again the gifted cover designer Elaina Lee with For the Muse Design and the team at Vinspire Publishing have delivered. This story is set in Pinecraft, and the bright colors remind me of the dresses worn by the women there. I love how Elaina incorporated the child-sized chair to represent this story in a unique way while maintaining a consistent feel with that of the first two books in the series. Pockets of Peace, Book #3 in The Pocket Quilt Series, will be released on May 24, 2022. While it is the third and final title in this series, the story can be read as a standalone.
An unmarried Amish woman yearns for acceptance, love, and peace when the truth surrounding an unexpected pregnancy comes to light.
Five years after an unexpected pregnancy forces Lydia Byler to make difficult decisions, she is offered a job helping Birdie Miller manage her bed and breakfast in Pinecraft. Single, shunned, and desperate for a fresh start, Lydia agrees to relocate and reunites with the handsome Wesley Hochstetler.
Wesley has only ever had eyes for Lydia. Though their paths have crossed many times over the years, they never discussed the possibility of spending forever together. When she moves to town, he believes it’s God’s will for them to pursue a romantic relationship. But he doesn’t know about her pregnancy or the adoption that followed.
Inspired by a letter from the child’s adoptive parents, Lydia sews a pocket quilt for the boy. She learns he and his family will soon visit Pinecraft, and the burden of her secret becomes too much to bear. The truth comes to light, straining her bond with Wesley. Will they find peace with the past and hope for the future?
My favorite of the Pocket Quilts books so far. Fans of Amish fiction will love this well-written story of faith, hope, and healing.Mindy Steele, Bestselling author of An Amish Flower Farm and Christmas Grace
Pockets of Peace is a wonderful story of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings. Fans of Amish fiction won’t want to miss this third installment of Laurie Stroup Smith’s Pocket Quilt Series.Susan Lantz Simpson
USA Today Bestselling Author, Amish Christmas Miracles
I’m excited to share Lydia and Wesley’s story with you this spring. Preorder details are coming soon! I’ll be sure to keep you posted. If you’ve already read the first two books in the series, please consider posting a review online to help other readers discover the series. As always, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.