A family secret might destroy a couple's hope for marriage.Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her estranged aunt’s diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. In hopes that distance will heal her broken heart, she takes refuge in her grandparents’ Pennsylvania home.Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can David root out the truth? FInd out.
When Joel Byler turned 18, he left his Amish roots. But living the good life out in the world requires money, and he finds himself going back home to ask his wealthy and eccentric father for a cash loan - again. How many times can Joel expect to be welcomed back before his father's patience with him wears thin?
Mandy Frey has always longed to see Hawaii. So before joining the Amish church and considering marriage to her boyfriend, Gideon, she convinces three friends to join her on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. Captured by the enchanting scenery and culture in Hawaii, their vacation turns into an extended stay. Special friendships are soon made, but home, family, and Gideon await Mandy back in Indiana. Will time away from the Amish community change Mandy's view of the world, her faith, and true love?
Widower Eustace Byler stands out in his Amish community for his eccentricity and his wealth. He mourns the loss of his son to the world like he mourns the physical loss of his wife. In the past, Eustace has freely loaned Joel money, perhaps hoping to entice him back home, but now Eustace is done and is moving on to fulfill some of his own dreams. Can father and son come to an understanding about their different choices in life before time runs out?
In A Sister's Secret, an Amish woman teeters on the brink of losing all she holds dear. When Grace returns from her rumschpringe, she joins the church and starts a new life. But her world crumbles when she meets a man who knows enough of her past to destroy her future. Afraid of being shunned by her family, fiancé, and friends, Grace tries to escape a tangle of lies and half-truths.
"Can't wait to listen to the other two."
More lives need some mending... Amish widow-turned-newlywed Emma Yoder Miller begins another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending. Selma is a belittling busybody. Terry is a rugged roofer who just wants a casual date with a pretty classmate. Blaine loses a bet and has to join the class, where he soon finds himself in friendly competition with Terry. Anna’s mother signs her up in a desperate attempt to keep Anna from leaving the Amish faith.
"The Tattered Quilt"
In the midst of grieving their father and settling his estate, the Byler family faces some of life's hardest challenges - sickness, disaster, loss. When Joel should be stepping up as the man of the family, his selfish determination continues to cause chaos. Can the family pull together, or will the prodigal son defy his father's last wish and part the family for good?
Joel finally stops running from responsibility for his actions and takes a good long look in the mirror. Seeing how far he has digressed from the man his parents raised, can Joel return to the faith he once held and break the grip money and possessions have had on his life? Will his family and Kristi believe he is able to change after causing them so much pain?
The Byler family is on a hunt for the father's will while relations continue to deteriorate among the siblings and between Joel and his fiancée. Joel is desperate for closure of his father's estate - but how far is he willing to go in order to restore the chaotic turn his life has taken? Will his quest ignore the needs of those closest to him?
After months of facing nothing but blank memories, "Eddie" remembers his name - Luke - and his past seems within his reach. But there are still many pieces left to place. Meanwhile, miles away in Lancaster County, everything has changed in Luke’s former life. His house is occupied by Englishers. His own parents believe he is dead. And caught between her undying love for Luke and her need to provide for her son’s future, Meredith has grown closer to Jonah and closer to marriage. Can Luke salvage the rest of his memory and return home before it’s too late?
"Finally the story is complete ."
Kristi Palmer thinks Joel Byler is the man she will marry - until she suddenly learns he has been hiding a lot from her. He never told her about growing up Amish, but the bigger problem is that he rebelled from all that was good in his upbringing and has put his selfish desires first. Now he has stolen money from their joint account, and she is done with the relationship. Can trust broken ever be mended?
"He got his just due him"
Lydia King is suddenly a widow and moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. But is her heart ready for romance when gifts begin appearing on her porch from a mysterious source? Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys. He has come to realize that, though he doesn’t think he’s ready to love again, his sons need a mother. Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism, and he has dedicated his life to caring for them.
"Narrater Brooke Sanford"
Starting over in a new Amish community after suffering terrible heartbreak has been going good for Jonah Miller, until his heart takes another terrible hit. Elaine Schrock loves Jonah, but she feels she must dedicate herself to taking care of her grandmother. Jonah doesn't know if he can risk loving a third time.
Priscilla Herschberger and Elam Gingerich, a childhood friend from her Amish community, have been courting for a while, but a marriage proposal still seems to be in the distant future. David Morgan, an outsider raised in the modern world, often visits his grandparents in the area. He and Priscilla become fast friends, and David starts to research more about the Amish faith.
Meredith Stoltzfus longs for the sound of her husband’s voice. She needs to know Luke has arrived safely in Indiana and hear his excitement about a new career opportunity. Most of all, she needs reassurance of his love. Financial stress has taken its toll. Surely this new job will be the light at the end of the dark tunnel their young marriage seems to be trapped in. And maybe this call would be a good time to finally share her big news….but Luke’s call never comes.
Meredith needs a new beginning... Despite the disapproval of her late husband’s parents, Meredith Stoltzfus has become closer to Jonah Miller. Meredith knows he can never replace her first love, but Jonah is head over heels for Meredith and cares deeply for her baby. Besides, Jonah promises to be a good provider - what Meredith needs for her son’s future. Just as Meredith and Jonah begin to talk of marriage, the husband Meredith believes to be dead is about to remember something from his past...
"not worth the credit I spent."
Without Luke, Meredith is trying to piece her life back together, while in a hospital miles away, a young man is fighting for his life... The young man found beaten in a bus station is still unresponsive. A compassionate nurse prays for the man she calls “Eddie” and often quotes scriptures to him. Can her voice pull him out of the dark place he’s been in for so long? After nearly losing her baby, Meredith Stoltzfus has never been so scared.
"to to short"
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.
"a cliff hanger in book form"
Can a couple rent by grief find renewal? Timothy Fisher’s decision to move his family from their home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, isn’t a happy one for his wife, Hannah. Everything she knows is in Lancaster County—her mother, her home, her friends. But what choice does Hannah have? Realizing that her place is with her husband and young daughter, she reluctantly goes—but her new life is a hard adjustment. Nothing Timothy does pleases Hannah, and his best-laid plans are beginning to crumble before him.
Can a heart once torn by love's rejection find a new beginning? Titus Fisher has often made poor choices. When he lived in Pennsylvania he chose the wrong girl, who broke his heart. When he moves to Kentucky, he finally discovers that he possesses woodworking skills. Will he stick with it or return to the old comforts—and love—from his life in Lancaster?
"Narrator too young."