When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she'll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She'll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock - or in divulging why he's suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina's family? Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up.
Organizations are only as productive as the interactions that take place between individuals, teams, and divisions. This audiobook is a short, engaging guide for dramatically improving the quality of these interactions. The four "keys" that Judith Katz and Frederick Miller provide offer a framework and a common language for creating an open, honest, and supportive workplace, one where people aren’t afraid to speak up and where everyone feels respected.
Best-selling, award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller delight fans with their heartrending tales of love. When a fiery young woman named Audrey Cunningham moves with her father to Bridal Veil Island, it seems like the perfect place for her dad to be near God and remain sober. But bigwig investors want to drive out residents and build a resort. And Audrey’s heart is torn between a good-natured contractor and a single father with two adorable daughters.
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Tracie Peterson and best-selling author Judith Miller win listeners’ hearts with compelling historical tales of love and faith. Here, lady’s maid Melinda Colson is forced to leave Bridal Veil Island before her beau, Evan, has had a chance to propose. Back at her employers’ home, Melinda finds solace only in Evan’s letters. But when news arrives that a terrible storm has struck the island, she knows she must find a way back to her love.
Young and recently widowed, Jasmine Houston confronts the vital issues of freedom and slavery, love and hate, life and death, when she decides to harbor former slaves at her horse farm. Best-selling inspirational authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller pen a gripping historical romance set in 1849.
"This is book 2"
Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller are both best-selling authors whose faith shines through in their best-selling works of historical fiction. A Tapestry of Hope begins their promising new Lights of Lowell series. Jasmine Wainwright never expected her father to include her in a deal to sell off the plantation. Moving to Massachusetts as a new wife, she must look to God's grace for help to withstand an unloving husband.
"A little too distressing"
When Andrea Wilson receives the devastating news that her husband has been lost at sea, she decides to return home to Iowa with her young son. But what she finds there is equally terrible: the family farm has burned and her father has died, leaving Andrea with few options. Relying on the kindness of the members of the Amana Colonies, she accepts their offer to live among them until she can make plans for her future. Andrea discovers so much goodness and contentment among the Amana people that she doesn't want to leave, especially since the strong, kind tinsmith, a man named Dirk, has captured her heart.
Critically acclaimed author Judith Miller enthralls millions with her CBA best-selling historical novels. It’s 1877, and Johanna Ilg has lived her entire life in Main Amana, Iowa—one of seven villages inhabited by devout Christians who believe in a simple, cooperative life of service to God. But when she discovers a troubling secret, the world she thought she knew is shattered.
Award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller launch an enthralling 1890s trilogy set in the St. Lawrence River's opulent Thousand Islands - summer playground of the privileged. A Daughter's Inheritance explores the ever-changing fortunes of 17-year-old Fanny Broadmoor.
"I wasn't sure at first..."
Three New York Times reporters uncover the truth about biological weapons. In a frightening and unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft, Germs reconstructs the former Soviet and Iraqi germ warfare programs, and how they affected U.S. policy. "Chilling," says Booklist.
"It's Judith Miller."
Award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller set this compelling novel in 1857 America. As Jasmine and her husband thank God for delivering their daughter from certain death, tragic news arrives. Yellow fever has decimated Jasmine's Mississippi family. And now the Houstons must leave their Massachusetts horse farm to face the challenges of Willows Plantation. But soon their desire to free the plantation's slaves kindles a strife that threatens both their resolve and their safety.
"This is book 3"
To the delight of listeners everywhere, best-selling authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller have teamed up to craft compelling inspirational tales. Here, as governess Callie DeBoyer arrives at Bridal Veil Island with her employers, she faces a difficult decision. Her missionary parents are desperate to have her join them in Africa, but Callie wonders if her thoughts of leaving are because God is calling her - or because she wants to escape her painful personal life.
"Great Narrator (I like Kate Forbes) mediocre story"
Star reporter for the New York Times, the world's most powerful newspaper; foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous fields; Pulitzer winner; and longest-jailed correspondent for protecting her sources, Judith Miller is highly respected and controversial. In this memoir she turns her reporting skills on herself with the intensity of her professional vocation.
Joining the communal society of the Amana Colonies isn't what Jancey Rhoder planned for her future, but when unforeseen circumstances force her family to make some difficult decisions, she chooses to give up her teaching position in a Kansas City orphanage and move with her parents to Iowa. Her besotted suitor, Nathan Woodward, isn't at all happy about the move and is determined to get Jancey to change her mind.
Best-selling author Judith Miller sets this compelling novel in 1917 Iowa. With the Great War fueling anti-German hysteria, agents of President Wilson’s Council of National Defense threaten to disfigure Jutta Schmidt, torch her family’s bakery, and butcher her parents unless she returns to the Amana colonies as their spy. Back in South Amana, she’s befriended by Ilsa Redlich and her family. But if she overhears antiwar remarks, how can she betray these kind people?
Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the terms of his will just might destroy their bond. Seventeen-year-old Fanny has never put much stock in the conventions of society. In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family boat-keeper. But when she receives a surprising inheritance, she discovers just how oppressive society can be... and that she may be trusting the wrong people.
During a trip to England, Sophie Broadmoor falls head over heels for Wesley Hedrick, a wealthy widower who promises her the world. But Sophie soon learns that Wesley's promises are nothing but words and finds herself in a very compromising situation. Why does it have to be Paul Medford, the stringent young minister who works with her father, who shows up during her worst moment? Paul is full of promises, too, and it's clear that he has feelings for Sophie. But after all she's been through, can she trust him?
When Carrington Brouwer receives the enviable job of painting carousel horses for a factory in Ohio, she believes her future is secure. But after an expensive necklace disappears from the home where she's been staying, she's caught up in a search for the truth that puts her entire livelihood and her developing relationship with the factory manager at risk. Can she lead police to the real culprit before she loses everything?
Escape into the history, opulence, and elegance of the Thousand Islands. When cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortunate, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease.
Award-winning author Judith Miller enthralls millions with her CBA best-selling historical novels. Set in the 1885 Amana colony of Homestead, Iowa, this tale finds 22-year-old Gretchen Kohler trying to tend her father’s general store while watching over her young brother and senile Oma. But her secret passion for writing soon jeopardizes her reputation and the love of her childhood beau.