Driving her father’s mules along the canal is a daily drudge for artistic Kelly McGregor. She longs for the day when she can break away and start selling her artwork, so that she is not forced into a bad marriage like her parents. How then will she react to being courted by a local shopkeeper?
Relive the glory of a Pennsylvania canal town through the eyes of those who ministered to the needs of the workers. Betsy Nelson reluctantly returns to her childhood home to care for her failing father, a faithful minister who served the town for years. William Covington, a confirmed bachelor, comes to town to become the new pastor and set aside the luxuries of this birth for service to God. Can Betsy and William find common ground on which to work together for the better of the townspeople?
Slip into romance in the third book of bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Brides of Lehigh Canal series. Widowed Sarah Turner has her hands full, raising three young children, tending the lock on the canal, baking bread, and washing clothes for boatmen. Although she’s not looking for love, she’s vowed not to lose her heart to a boatman. Yet she didn’t count on meeting Captain Elias Brooks. Will she follow her heart where it leads or accept the proposal of a handsome land-loving blacksmith?
A historic Pennsylvania canal town sets the stage for three unforgettable romances. Life for Kelly McGregor is a daily drudge of driving her father’s mules along Lehigh Canal…until a shopkeeper makes her farfetched dreams seem possible. Betty Nelson is reluctant to see her minister father retire–and even more reluctant to meet the man who is to take his place. Widow Sarah Tucker longs for a life that doesn’t revolve around canals; then a canal boat captain and a blacksmith both vie for her affection in a battle of the heart over mind.