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.
"Breathless, no pauses"
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"
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!"
A June Bride by Marybeth Whalen: Wynne Hardy never thought she'd get engaged on a reality TV show, but when she met Andy the two of them hit it off. Now he's asked her to marry him, and they're all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony. But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Steve broke her heart years ago, and she's still sorting through her feelings for him.
Empty-nesters Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman have no children under their roof for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman leaves to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina never expected him to be gone a year. Now that he’s back, will they be able to move beyond this estrangement and rekindle the fire of the love they once shared?
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.
"One of my favorites from Beth"
Rooted in Love by Beth Wiseman: 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 her for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has a good reason, but it's something no one can know - especially him.Flowers for Rachael by Kathleen Fuller: Rachael Bontrager’s flower garden is beautiful, but she’s lonely. Gideon Beiler fell in love with her almost at first sight.
"it just didn't stand a chance..."
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....
Danielle Kent is 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child's father - Aaron Lapp - will want to marry her and provide the life she's always dreamed of. Even though Aaron is Old Order Amish, Danielle knows that he wants to leave his community for a life outside of the district. But then Aaron tells Danielle that he doesn't love her - that a wife and baby don't fit into his plans. Levi Detweiler has enjoyed an unlikely friendship with Danielle for nearly a year, though they have little in common.
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.
"Great story! Reading after knowning a lot"
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.
"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"
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.
Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance - until mistrust threatens to end their growing attraction.
"great stories from all 3 authors"
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.
"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"
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.
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!"
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.
Three best-selling authors. Three possible brides. Three separate tales. They come together for an Amish wedding. Priscilla King has dreamed of being married to Chester Lapp since she was sixteen. With the help of her sister Naomi’s matchmaking skills, Chester proposes to Priscilla on her nineteenth birthday. As the wedding day approaches, problems emerge: an attendant with poison ivy, a failed celery crop, and a torn wedding dress. At the same time, Priscilla’s best friend Rose is convinced her fiancé is hiding something....
"3 Wedding Stories in One Book"