Escape to Pennsylvania’s Amish Country where Antiques, Hidden Treasures, and Mountains of Mysteries Await You!
Nestled among Pennsylvania’s rolling hills is Bird-in-Hand, a tiny village where Amish, Mennonites, and Englishers live side by side. It’s here where the close-knit Classen sisters reunite after inheriting their family home—a beautiful Victorian farmhouse—with hopes of reopening their grandmother’s incredibly popular gift and thrift store, Secondhand Blessings, housed in the centuries-old barn next to the house. Soon life in this quiet community is bursting with excitement and unexplained mysteries
Little do the sisters know as they gather up flea-market finds, handmade quilts, and baked goods from their own kitchen that they’re filling the nooks and crannies of their rustic store with a host of mysteries and surprises! But the sisters end up with more than they bargained for when Anita Smucker, who donated dozens of items from her wealthy parents’ estate, accuses them of stealing a valuable family heirloom. Anita isn’t certain what it is and the sisters don’t know if they’ve sold it or if it’s still sitting on their shelves. As the sisters work to solve the mystery, what they discover goes way beyond anything they ever expected. Suddenly, the lives of the three Classen sisters are changed forever….
Elizabeth Classen stood on the front porch of the old Victorian house that had been in her family for generations. She ran her fingers lightly over the porch railing. She remembered standing out here with her father when she was a girl, watching shooting stars streak across the sky.
The sun peeked over the edges of Pennsylvania’s rolling hills and cast a pinkish glow on the countryside. The earthy smell of fresh-tilled soil filled the air. Elizabeth loved Lancaster County, and she loved her family home, although living here without her mother felt odd. Elizabeth kept expecting to see Mama sitting in her favorite chair, reading a book, or knitting something in pink or blue for the latest addition to their extended family. Moving back home and taking care of her mother after her father died had been an easy choice. Elizabeth had no husband or children to tie her down. Her sisters, Mary and Martha, had given up much more than she had to come home. They both had children, although neither was married anymore. Mary’s marriage had ended in disaster, and Martha’s beloved husband, Chuck, died two years ago from a heart attack. They’d both left grown children behind in Kansas and Indiana to come back to their childhood home in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, and take over the family business. She was so thankful for them. Now there were voices in the house. Noise. It had been too quiet since Mama had passed on to her heavenly reward... Click to read Chapter 1