Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters. Unless they marry within the year, the only apparent option is for two sisters to go to Indiana to live with an elderly great-aunt. Eva hopes to be married, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife.
"Not one of her best"
When her sister falls gravely ill, 20-year-old Marlena Wenger takes on the responsibility of caring for her infant niece, Angel Rose. Worried that this turn of events portends a more complicated future than he is prepared for, her beau ends their relationship. Marlena is devastated but is determined to give Angel Rose the best care possible.
"better than her last one"
The 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. Now 25 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. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.
A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish fiction, Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona.
"Not worth money/credit"
Jack Livingston has been raising his nine-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. While he travels for work, Natalie is lovingly cared for by Laura, an Amish nanny who loves her as her own. Kelly Maines is nearing the end of her rope. Her baby was kidnapped, the apparent victim of a black market adoption ring, and for eight years, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. Now, there's one last lead from a private investigator: Just a few miles away lives a girl who matches the profile....
"Best Book Beverly Lewis has written"
Beverly Lewis, one of the top-selling inspirational writers in the world, has received widespread praise and several Silver Angel Awards for her moving, inspirational works. The Covenant, set in rural Pennsylvania, paints a detailed portrait of Amish traditions. As two sisters reach courting age, their thoughts reflect the promises life holds out to them, and the decisions that will govern their paths. The mixture of faith and heritage in this novel is as fascinating as it is soul-stirring.
"a great series"
A Christy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis has garnered acclaim as the queen of Amish fiction. The Thorn begins her Rose Trilogy, the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church—and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.... Rose Kauffman finds herself growing closer to the bishop’s foster son despite the warnings of her older sister, who knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man.
A Christy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis enthralls millions with her inspiring tales of Amish life. Now engaged to hardworking Silas Good, Rose Kauffman struggles with her feelings for longtime friend Nick Franco, who left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion. Meanwhile, Rose’s older sister has returned to her parents’ farm, hoping to re-establish her place among the People and to retain custody of her daughter.
"An Odd Listen For An Old Man"
Katie Lapp's identity has been shattered ever since she was painfully torn from her close-knit community in the frightening ordeal called the shunning. Katie, now Katherine Mayfield, sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.
Shunned from the Amish life she once knew, Katherine Mayfield finds solace in her volunteer work and the delights of the modern world. Unknown to Katherine, her long-lost love, Daniel Fisher, is desperate to locate his "sweetheart girl", only to be frustrated at nearly every turn. Once again, Katherine is compelled to face the heritage of her past and recognize that God's love is always present.
"a good ending to the trilogy"
Jennifer Burns has often been told that she's an "old soul," but no one is prepared for the young woman's decision to set aside her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world. Yet Jenny does exactly that, adopting Plain dress and settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp while she works as a mother's helper for the bishop's wife - a far cry from her former job as an x-ray technician.The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them, one handsome Amish man in particular.
"Love this series!"
In Beverly Lewis' enthralling sequel to her New York Times best-selling novel The Secret, two young ladies - one Amish, the other English - join forces to solve the mystery of a mother gone missing and a disease gone wild. Will these hurting souls find what they seek - or will they discover much more?"
"another good one"
With The Telling, Christy Award-winning author Beverly Lewis delivers the stirring conclusion to her New York Times best-selling Seasons of Grace trilogy. As an Amish young lady leaves Bird-in-Hand in a fancy car to search for her mother in Ohio, she wonders if her mom really wants to be found. She also hopes her Englisher friend—determined to forgo traditional medicine—can find the healing she seeks. But she has no idea her mom is following clues of her own.
Formerly Amish, Tilly Lantz Barrows and her younger sister Ruth Lantz find themselves plagued by the memories of their family's trauma when they return to Eden Valley for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Each woman carries a burden of past guilt, unknown to the other, along with unresolved relationships with their six married brothers...and aging parents. Headstrong Tilly urged Ruth to flee the People as well, welcoming her into the fancy English world. Neither had joined the Amish church.
"This One Sucks"
Nineteen-year-old Tessie Miller is the youngest of her Old Order parents' five daughters--and the only one yet to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus Smucker, and come wedding season, they plan to tie the knot and start a family together. But Tessie's father disapproves. Ammon Miller has his reasons, and he has put his foot down. The marriage will not go forward. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus take matters into their own hands, eloping to exchange their vows in the fancy, English world.
"another wonderful listen!"
Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward friend refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return and make things right with the People. Nick avowed his love for Rose - but will he ever be willing to sacrifice modern life for her?
"Great Third Book"
Beverly Lewis' beloved series is about an Amish family in Pennsylvania. The Prodigal, a New York Times best seller, has won over countless fans with its tale of love and redemption. Abram's family is surprised by the prospect of the return of Jonas Mast, a former beau of one of his daughters. Leah cannot believe that Jonas might return from Ohio, and she doesn't know what secrets he'll bring with him.
While taking her morning run, Amish schoolteacher Jodi Winfield makes a startling find on the side of the road - a preschool-aged girl, crying and clad only in her undergarments. Jodi takes the girl with her, but no one knows who she is. Then fate brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow’s Lancaster Old Order Amish, and she finds clues to the girl’s identity.
A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler - and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.
Twenty-seven-year-old Amish woman Joanna Kurtz has been a bridesmaid plenty of times, but never a bride. And despite having a secret romance with responsible young Amishman Eben Troyer, their relationship can only go so far, because the two are always kept apart. Will Joanna ever know the joys of marriage?
"another tale listen to via automobile"