Second Christmas is a time of family, fun, and tradition in Amish communities. Come celebrate this special time with four heartwarming Amish romances. When Christmas Comes Again, by Beth Wiseman: Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.
Celebrate Christmas with four Amish romances. A Choice To Forgive: After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. A Miracle for Miriam: Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam’s confidence and broke her heart. One Child: The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. Christmas Cradles: When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.
"Mixed Bag but Worth the Purchase"
Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she's forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception, and this time, she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancée's betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear.
Sadie always believed in God's promises. But can she really trust his heart? In this third audiobook of the Daughters of Promise series, young Amish widow Sadie Fisher leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County - selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she's wondered if it is God's will for her to remain without a husband and a family.
"This series is my guilty plessure - this plot ok"
Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at a year of weddings....
"Wish I'd realized this was a religious book!"
Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman: He left to find himself. She found her way without him. Now Levina and Naaman Lapp are together again, feeling miles apart. What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller: When Ellie Chupp loses her sight in an accident - and then her boyfriend shortly after that - she believes love will never be in her future. A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long: Abigail Kauffman is looking for a way out; Joseph Lambert is seeking a way in.
What would cause the Amish to move to Colorado, leaving family and friends behind? Some Amish are making the trek for cheaper land. Others are fleeing strict bishops with long memories. For Emily Detweiler and her family, the move is more personal. Tragedy struck Emily in Ohio, shaking loose everything she believed was firm, including her faith. Her family took the bold step of leaving Ohio to resettle in a small Amish community in Canaan, Colorado, where they hope the distance will help erase painful memories.
"i was waiting this"
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.
"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.
"God as a short order cook serving karma"
Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal - and danger. Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal - to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose.
"great christian story"
On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents' house...and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she's turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself. As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family's farm and his attractive widowed father, Samuel Stoltzfus.
"Could not get past chapter 4.."
Miriam Raber could have had her pick of any of the eligible bachelors in Lancaster County. But she only has eyes for one: Saul Fisher. He captured her heart years ago, and she’s never looked back. Even when rumors circulate that Saul may leave their Amish community to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship, Miriam makes a bold assertion: she will stand by him, whether he stays or he goes.
"Narrator has a poor voice."
Each year at wintertime, Rebecca Miller mourns the loss of her twin sister, who was killed in a skating accident. Ben Weaver has been her friend, but this winter he’s vowed to melt her heart -frozen with grief - and make her his wife.
"Unexpectedly Good, Start with Part 2"
Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family's household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn't know is that she has good reason - something no one can know, especially not him.
Settling in to her new life in Canaan, Colorado, Katie Ann Stoltzfus gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. This child comes to her late in life following the death of her estranged husband. She resolves to play the role of both father and mother to the child. Ivan was her one true love and despite his infidelities, she mourns his loss and vows never to trust another man. But when a meddling - but good hearted - Englisch woman plays matchmaker for Katie Ann and Eli Detweiler who just arrived in Canaan, they both need to restructure their expectations of the future....
Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian's family on their farm deep in Amish country. She'll get an article out of the visit - and maybe some of Lillian's newfound peace will somehow rub off on her. Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet nature of the Plain community, Lillian and Samuel's son falls ill. But the local doctor who can offer the most help has been shunned by the community and forbidden to intervene.
"I am thoroughly enjoying this series!"
"In His Father's Arms" by Beth Wiseman: Ruth Anne Zook is excited that she and her best friend are due with their children the same week. But when Ruth Anne's baby is born with Down syndrome, she and her husband struggle to understand God's plan.
"Okay, but a bit melodramatic"
Charlotte's heart has been hardened by personal tragedy, but now she has the chance to find peace in a place she didn't expect. Charlotte Dolinsky arrives in Lancaster County with brand new Amish digs and a renewed purpose. It doesn't take her long to fit into the close Amish community. She might not know how to cook, sew, tend a garden, or milk a cow, but she knows how to lie. And she is a woman on a mission - to wreak havoc on the Plain people and seek revenge for the death of her only brother.
Linda - as the couple named the child - is promised to Stephen Ebersol, the bishop's grandson. They plan to marry in the fall. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda is drawn to a world she's never known. Will the direction she's been heading since birth be suddenly derailed, and who will stand by her convictions-mother or daughter?
"Fab series: The weakest book in the series?"
Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love? In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret - maybe even a treasure - and she can’t wait to see inside.
"great christian book"