To make matters more complicated, Dat has recently remarried, less than a year after her mother died. It's the summer of 1951, and Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. And while her stepmother is kind, Rachel is much younger than Mamm, and she simply doesn't understand Maggie or her illness the way Mamm did.
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Road HomeBethany House Publishers #ad - Sent from michigan to pennsylvania following the tragic death of her Amish parents, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves her loss and the separation from her nine siblings. But worse than that is having to live apart from her close-knit brothers and sisters. Beside the fact that lena has never been so far from home, she hasn't met the family she will now be living with.
Is she willing to open her heart to new possibilities? How will they manage without her to care for them--especially six-year-old Chris? And will her new beau, continue to court her despite the many miles between them?Yet even as Lena Rose holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, Hans Bontrager, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own.
TinderboxBethany House Publishers #ad - Sylvia's bewilderment grows when her father confronts her about snooping in the box. With her amish parents' twentieth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across a surprise--the old brass tinderbox her clockmaker father keeps in his Lancaster County shop has been left unlocked.
Against her better judgment, Sylvia opens the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. The long-kept secret alters everything for the close-knit family, jeopardizing Earnest and Rhoda's relationship, as well as threatening Sylvia's recent engagement to the preacher's grandson.
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The ProvingBethany House Publishers #ad - Still, she's determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess! The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however. Amish fiction's #1 author presents a touching story of perseverance and Second ChancesAmanda Dienner hasn't seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast.
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When gloria unexpectedly contacts leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish FictionLeona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland.
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A heartwarming tale of courage and love from amish fiction's #1 authorwhen a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up.
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The TimepieceBethany House Publishers #ad - As the only daughter, sylvia miller of the tinderbox has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers' Hickory Hollow farm. Adeline wishes she could help Sylvia, but she's not sure that either she or Sylvia is ready for that level of closeness in their relationship.
Can god make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline's arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community? And with sylvia and her mother still struggling to come to terms with that news, this is a challenging time to welcome an Englisher--especially this Englisher--into their midst.
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The PhotographBethany House Publishers #ad - . When younger sister, disappears in the night, Lily, leaving only a brief note, Eva fears she has been wooed away from the People by an outsider. She feels powerfully drawn to the quietly charming stranger--but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all. Inspiring new novel from the "Biggest Name in Amish Fiction"Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament.
. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother Menno plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters. And when jed stutzman, shows up in lancaster with a photo of a Plain young woman, a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio, Eva's world begins to tilt.
The Photograph #ad - Surely, menno reasons, at least one of them will marry this coming wedding season. Eva does hope to marry, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife, and she has no other prospects.
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Brunstetter. What happens when making an elderly amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray.
AtonementBethany House Publishers #ad - Could god be testing her? or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart--and two people from very different walks of life--can somehow find a new beginning? Bethany House Pub. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption. Dale wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create.
The young englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Now twenty-five and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County.
Atonement #ad - Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm. As christian and dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her. A must-have novel from the #1 name in amish fictionThe mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand.
The Love LettersBethany House Publishers #ad - Spending the summer in brownstown, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, Pennsylvania, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Marlena needed time to let things sink in.
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