1863 – Iowa
As the rest of the nation is embroiled in Civil War, the Amana Colonies in Iowa remain peaceful. Amalie Wiese arrives in the newly built village of Amana in 1863 only to find that her betrothed, Friedrich, has left to fight with the Union Army. She is determined to build her communal kitchen in the midst of the turbulence and hopes that working alongside Friedrich’s best friend will provide some comfort, but Matthias is abrupt and cold. Months pass before Amalie realizes that Matthias has loved her since childhood and will not betray Friedrich’s friendship. When Matthias leaves for the battlefront to deliver supplies, war wages in Amalie’s shattered life. Will she ever recover the broken pieces of her heart?
Legacy of Love is a series of historical romance novels based on the courageous people and significant events that wove together the rich tapestry of America’s freedom and faith. The print version of The Society is available online under its original title of Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa.