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susan BALCH SPRINGS, TX, United States Member Since 2009
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  • "unexpected unlikely charactures in ..."

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    i was delighted with the change of pace in an amish tale the chactures were real and quirky and the unexpected happens threw me for a loop loved it

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    The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
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    As Amish widow Emma Yoder contemplates the task ahead, her thoughts center on one: What if she fails? Longing to remove a burden from her family by becoming self-sufficient, Emma has offered to hold quilting classes in her home. But when she sees the patchwork of faces assembled for the first lesson, her confidence dwindles as doubt threatens to take hold.

    susan says: "unexpected unlikely charactures in a amish novel"
  • "a cliff hanger in book form"

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    I don't normally buy books this short but Wanda Brunstetter well ... gosh darn it I have to buy the other half a good story but left me in tears and wonder how will it go it all seems so hopeless and heart breaking I had to get the other half to hope for a happy or at least a peaceful ending

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    Goodbye to Yesterday: A Lancaster County Saga: The Discovery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
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    Instead of experiencing newlywed bliss, Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. When Luke Stoltzfus loses his job at a furniture store in Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania, he is given an opportunity to learn a new trade from his uncle who lives in Indiana. Despite his wife's reservations, Luke jumps at the chance to make plans for a quick trip to Middlebury. Along the way, Luke meets with tragedy, and life as he knew will never be the same.

    susan says: "a cliff hanger in book form"
  • "cute story"

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    turns, twist, and secrets galore! loving of family, a strict grandfather/bishop a new young man in town with expectation waiting to find out just how the bishop is going to react to the revelation of long time secrets in his own home it was a fun story

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    Plain Peace: Daughters of the Promise, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Beth Wiseman
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
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    In normal circumstances, Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, available suitors are afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and decides Anna is worth the challenge.Anna sees that the bishop’s legalism is dividing the community and risking the lives of its members - but her grandfather doesn’t.

    susan says: "cute story"
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    "Christian literature"

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    I wish I had have known before I bought it. I stopped listening after the 10th mention of prayer and God. I have no problem with anyone listening to whatever type of literature they want I just wish I'd known before I wasted my credit.

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    i listened to this twice it was light and airy funny and serious the chacters were different and the reader was very Good when i said listened twice i ment in just a couple of days i dont know what you will think of it but i thought it was delightful

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    Serendipity

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    • By Cathy Marie Hake
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    When Todd travels to Virginia to bring his widowed mother to his Texas farm, illness alters his plan. Maggie makes a living by selling soaps and perfumes, using old family recipes. Marriage is the farthest thing from her mind—until Todd shows up on her porch, seeking help for his ailing mother. Maggie’s heart skips a beat. And when the handsome Texan proposes to her, life suddenly begins to change for the dark-haired beauty.

    Susan says: "delightful"

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    A Simple Spring: A Seasons of Lancaster Novel, Book 2

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    • By Rosalind Lauer
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    Although Sadie King is blessed with the voice of an angel, she never thought that following the song in her heart would take her far beyond the strict boundaries of her Amish faith and away from the only home she’s ever known. But during her rumspringa, one road leads to another and suddenly she’s secretly performing with a band. Now she faces an impossible choice between the music in her heart and the traditions branded upon her soul.

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    Jonah King has no desire to leave his close-knit community. All his hopes and dreams lie in Lancaster County, and many of them revolve around his longtime love for Annie Stoltzfus. For years he’s been trying to get her to see what burns inside his heart, yet he remains all but invisible to her. Annie’s beautiful eyes reflect only her affection for Jonah’s older brother - and her sadness when he chooses another. Jonah knows that he must speak up, but when he’s around Annie his calm, capable demeanor flees, leaving him tongue-twisted and awkward.

    susan says: "never had a book got such a emotion from me"
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    Love for war's victims keeps them apart. Will love for each other see them through? The slightest spark will ignite an explosion. And the tinderbox of broken political and racial relations in 1960s France and Algeria provides plenty of kindling. In the midst of the chaos, Gabriella Madison guards the orphans in her care while battling jealousy with Anne-Marie Duchemin, David’s former flame who has recently arrived in Castelnau, France.

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    An Amish Miracle: Three Amish Novellas

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    "Always Beautiful" by Beth Wiseman: Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age...."Always His Providence" by Ruth Reid: Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm...."Always in My Heart" by Mary Ellis: Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager.

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    An Unforgivable Secret: Amish Secrets, Book 1

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    Hannah has a good life. A beautiful home, a loving husband, and a wonderful Amish community are only a few of her daily blessings. But she has carried a heavy burden for years: a secret that no one must know. When tragedy strikes, her secret threatens to be revealed, jeopardizing everything she's ever loved. Will Hannah be able to face her greatest fear and find God's purpose for her life?

    Cindi says: "Forgiveness, is it possible?"
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    This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

    Allicia says: "Christian Fiction That Doesn't Back Down"
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    RITA award winner Robyn Carr’s Virgin River novels are beloved by countless fans. This newest edition to Carr’s wholesome series will have listeners eagerly following each word as a new romance unfolds in the magical town of Virgin River - this time, during the holidays.

    Judith K. Booth says: "Delightful easy reading"
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    This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

    Allicia says: "Christian Fiction That Doesn't Back Down"
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    As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming. More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Though it has been almost a year since one brother left, Rhoda is happy to be working alongside the other brother as they tend and nurture the settlement' s orchard.

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    He's different from any man she's ever known. However, she's sworn never to risk her heart again. Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone. When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he's as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.

    Duane says: "A DIFFERENT KIND OF GROOM"
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    • By Juliann Farnsworth
    • Narrated By Nancy Isaacs
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    Joseph Houghton says: "I loved this book!"
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    • By Tamera Alexander
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    Amazon Customer says: "No steamy, sizzling hot sex but 100% explosive !!"
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    • By Amy Harmon
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    Angel Claire says: "Amy Harmon - what a great book!"
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    • By Lynnette Bonner
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    When her husband dies in a mysterious riding accident, Nicki Trent is left with a toddler and a rundown ranch. Determined to bring her ranch back from the brink of death, Nicki hires handsome Jason Jordan to help. But when William, her neighbor, starts pressing for her hand in marriage, the bank calls in a loan she didn't even know about, bullets start flying, and a burlap dummy with a knife in its chest shows up on her doorstep... Nicki wonders if this ranch is worth all the trouble.

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    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    James says: "Heartbreaking and Hopeful"
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    • By Vanessa Carvo
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    Sofia Seeks Redemption Along The Oregon Trail, is a wonderful life-affirming story about a young woman with a tragic past who joins up with a doctor and heads out west along the Oregon Trail. She learns a lot and everyone on the wagon train appreciates her help and she grows close to a young man also on the train, but she cannot summon up the courage to tell him about her past. When some men from her former life show up, they almost kidnap her.

  • This Side of Forever: Talon Family

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    • By Juliann Farnsworth
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    When Michael Devereaux, a biotechnology graduate student at Brigham Young University, suddenly finds himself "accidentally" engaged to his best friend's sister, he is faced with a choice. Should he marry the beautiful and wealthy model Kirsten Talon or follow his heart? His choice will lead him on a heart-pounding, life-threatening journey that promises more complications than he bargained for. This audiobook will leave the listener laughing, crying, and dying to hear the next page.

    Joseph Houghton says: "I loved this book!"
  • Seasons of Tomorrow

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    • By Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
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    As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming. More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Though it has been almost a year since one brother left, Rhoda is happy to be working alongside the other brother as they tend and nurture the settlement' s orchard.

  • Fair Valley Refuge: The Shepherd's Heart, Book 3

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    • By Lynnette Bonner
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
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    Victoria Snyder, adopted when she was only days old, pastes on a smile for her mama's wedding day, but inside she's all atremble. Lawman Rocky Jordan is back home. And this time he's got a bullet hole in his shoulder and enough audacity to come calling. Since tragedy seems to strike those she cares for with uncanny frequency, she wants nothing to do with a man who could be killed in the line of duty like her father.

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  • Woman of Courage

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    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Jaimee Draper
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    Take a 3,000 mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future.

  • The Kissing Bridge

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    • By Tricia Goyer
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    Caught between a stifling Amish community and an unnerving outside world, a devout young woman on the run is about to become the newest arrival to West Kootenai, Montana. On the day of her sister's death, Rebecca Troyer took her first step away from the Amish. Rebecca had always strayed a little outside the fold - a job at an Englisch bakery, long weekends with non-Amish friends - but nothing could have prepared her family for what she is about to do: Rebecca is abandoning the community to attend nursing school.

  • When Sparrows Fall

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    • By Tim Hancock
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    Brad Harris left Oklahoma City for Denver to start a new life. Mostly he needed to get away from his failed relationship with Karen McCormick. Their break up left his relationship with her father, his boss Martin McCormick, in bad shape. The partnership offer gave him an easy way out. When both of her parents are brutally murdered in their quiet Edmond home three years later. Karen, alone and afraid, practically begs him to come back. Once back in the city, Brad quickly discovers that things are not as they had seemed.

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