From the back of the book:
HE WOULD NEVER MARRY AGAIN
Adrian Lapp had taken that vow after losing his wife and son. But the newest resident of the Amish community of Hope Springs captivates him from their first meeting. Widow Faith Martin is strong, courageous and determined to make her farmstead profitable. Her fight to raise her six-year old orphaned nephew in the Amish community brings her closer to the members of Hope Springs...and Adrian. Now if only Adrian can open his heart to the possibility of love again...
From page 48
Adrian blinked back the sudden sting of tears.
Gideon would have loved to see Faith's animals, and Lovina wold have liked this new neighbor with her ready smile and determined ways It was so unfair that their lives had been cut short. So unfair that he had to go on living without them.
He heard Faith softly inquire, "What's wrong?'
He took the pan from her. "My wife and son passed away not long ago."
"I'm so sorry. You must miss them very much."
Adrian met Faith's gaze. Oddly, he found he wanted to talk to her about Lovina and Gideon. He hadn't been able to save his wife or his son. That bitter truth haunted him day and night.
He blinked hard to clear his vision. Faith's face swam into view. She understood. He was it in her eyes. It was more than sympathy and compassion. She had been in the same dark place that surrounded him.