By Tracie Peterson
Because the lone girl in a houseful of guys, Merrill Krause dedicates her existence to taking care of her relatives and their enterprise, as her death mom requested. in addition to, it matches her; she's by no means felt like she matches what most folk anticipate in a girl--she'd relatively paintings along with her father's horses and help with the ice harvest. And notwithstanding she's been as a rule content material as much as this aspect, part of her wonders if there'll ever be somebody who will discover her amid the bevy of brothers decided to guard her from any attainable suitors.
When Rurik Jorgenson arrives of their small Minnesota city to affix his uncle's carpentry enterprise, he quickly crosses paths with Merrill. yet in contrast to different males, who're frequently apprehensive away by means of her older brothers, Rurik is not intimidated via them or through Merrill's energy and absence of femininity. The appeal among them starts off to build...until Rurik's former fiance indicates up with wild claims that convey severe results to Rurik.
Can Rurik and Merrill learn how to belief God--and each one other--when scandal threatens their newfound love?
Tracie Peterson's love for heritage and examine gas the bestselling tales she writes. She is the writer of greater than 90 novels and the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Lifetime success Award. Tracie and her relations stay in Montana.
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Rurik had figured the Sunday meal will be an easy affair, yet he was once happy to find an overflowing smorgasbord of meals. it sounds as if Merrill Krause had ready the meal the day earlier than. there have been dishes he well-known and a few he didn’t, yet he used to be desirous to test all of them. “Merrill is the easiest prepare dinner within the state,” Carl informed him. “She wins on the reasonable for all time. ” “Oh, you could cease that now, Mr. Jorgenson,” Merrill admonished. “Otherwise your nephew will come to anticipate some distance an excessive amount of. ” She situated a bowl of eco-friendly beans and spaetzle at the desk and took her seat. Mr. Krause bowed his head and spoke what Rurik presumed was once a prayer. He didn’t comprehend the German phrases, notwithstanding. “Komm, Herr Jesu; sei du unser Gast, und segne, used to be du uns bescheret hast. Amen. ” Merrill Krause speedy interpreted, “Come, Lord Jesus, be our visitor and bless what you've gotten bestowed. Amen. ” “Amen,” Rurik murmured. “My father occasionally forgets that no longer everybody speaks German,” she defined with a grin. “Just like my family members with Swedish,” he responded. “Ja, we occasionally nonetheless speak within the previous language, don’t we, Rurik? ” his uncle requested in that usual Scandinavian cadence. “We do. i love to maintain the language familiar,” he stated. “I’m yes there are lots of similarities among Swedish and German. ” “Ja,” Merrill spoke back, and she or he smiled back. The bowls and platters have been handed round the desk, and Rurik came upon himself having fun with a so much friendly lesson in German delicacies. there have been dishes that he was hoping to have back quickly, and a few that he used to be much less keen about. by the point Merrill introduced apple strudel and whipped cream to the desk, Rurik concept it'd be most unlikely to devour one other chew. He stumbled on himself to be incorrect on that count number, although. the nice and cozy apple dessert all yet melted in his mouth, a buttery richness that made him lengthy for extra. while the meal concluded, he was once virtually embarrassed to confess he’d had helpings and may have taken a 3rd had the platter now not been empty. “Goodness, yet I don’t be aware of while I’ve had one of these positive meal,” Carl declared. “Merrill, I don’t be aware of if I’ve informed you this or no longer, yet your strudel is my favourite dessert. i love it higher than the rest. ” “You are very type to assert so, Mr. Jorgenson. And only for that, I shall make you a strudel your whole personal and produce it to you later this week. ” the fellow beamed and elbowed Rurik. “See there, by way of golly, that’s the way you get a strudel for your self. ” Rurik nodded and patted his belly. “It was once particularly scrumptious. My sister-in-law is a superb Swedish cook dinner, yet this surpasses even her talents. ” “Maybe you need to get Svea up right here to profit the way to make strudel,” Carl instructed, then became to the others. “She is Rurik’s meant. they're going to without doubt marry quickly. ” Rurik began to contradict his uncle, then concept best of it. A public surroundings akin to this used to be no position to debate family members concerns. Rurik had did not inform his uncle approximately Svea’s determination; he might clarify at the method domestic. “Well, you're welcome to affix us anytime,” Bogart Krause introduced.