Thirty years of small-town secrets - now the key to the mystery is gone. The small town of Hidden Falls is abuzz. Former students, friends, and loved ones are prepping for tonight's big event to honor Ted Quinn's many years of compassionate service. Quinn is reluctant about a night in the spotlight - but is tenderly prodded by Sylvia, mayor of Hidden Falls and Quinn's dearest friend and confidante.
"Why not a novel?"
Do you feel trapped in the machine of excess? Jen Hatmaker was. Her friends were. And some might say that our culture is. Jen once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called "rich" by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual journey was born. 7 is the true story of how Jen took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
"Wish the author had narrated the book herself."
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.
Are you one of the millions who crave a new direction in the church, fed up with religious games, empty promises, and cultural Christianity? You are not alone. You are not crazy. Maybe Jesus is ready to interrupt your life. Snatching Jen Hatmaker from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, "What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?" Transparent and imperfect, Jen will engage and inspire you to go beyond comfortable and answer for yourself the question she faced.
"If you're ready to be interrupted too..."
Amy Carmichael's (1867-1951) life was one of simple, determined obedience to God, regardless of the consequences. Her service in India is a vivid example of the impact one person who will fear God and nothing else can have. Driven by love, sustained by faith and determination, this young woman from Northern Ireland defied the cruel barriers of India's caste system.
Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys (1902-1970) raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart...China! What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.
"Good book for youth"
First Quinn disappears, and now Nicole? Early Wednesday morning, Ethan is panicked that Nicole has disappeared - and in that panic he realizes the depth of his feelings toward her. When Nicole contacts him at last, her unsettling request makes him wonder what he’s walking into. Next Sylvia receives a shocking phone call, Dani and Liam rush back to town to hear stunning news, Jack’s presence is requested at a strange sidewalk meeting, and the hallway outside Lauren’s hospital room fills with commotion.
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?
Without Quinn, the town’s in trouble. Finding Quinn’s car wrapped around a tree doesn’t ease anyone’s mind that he’ll reappear safe and sound. Could he have walked away from the accident unscathed? Rumors fly, as everyone in Hidden Falls wonders what kind of trouble Quinn must be in - and begin to realize the trouble they’re in without him. Lauren tries not to panic as she pieces together the plans for the health fair. Ethan risks his job to finagle more time to help Nicole look for Quinn.
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.
From the big woods of Wisconsin to the Indian country of the Great Plains, new adventures and landscapes filled the rich childhood of Laura Ingalls Wilder. On a frontier steeped in both danger and great possibility, Laura would grow up to witness firsthand the rapid transformation of the West as pioneers and covered wagons gave way to farms, towns, and railroads. A pioneer, teacher, farmer's wife, and storyteller, Laura Ingalls Wilder experienced one of the most exciting times in American history - history that this gifted writer brought to life for millions.
"A must have for any little house fan."
At age six the sharp bite of a whip taught Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) what it meant to be a slave. The other slaves scoffed when Harriet resolved to escape north someday. Little did they know that this girl would one day lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Even huge rewards for her capture - dead or alive - did not stop Harriet from risking her life again and again in the fight for liberty as the nation spiraled into the Civil War.
"This audio book is amazing!! A must listen!!"
"Investigations" seems such an odd word to use in Hidden Falls. Quinn is still missing. Sylvia faces her ransacked shop. And now Dani’s sabotaged boat has gone over the falls. Are these events related or just bad timing? Everyone wants answers. In all of this, as mayor, business owner, and daughter of Emma, Sylvia has never felt so inadequate, so empty of answers...so lost without Quinn. She’s never liked Jack Parker much, but maybe he can use his connections to find Quinn. What could it hurt?
For half a century, a terrible secret lay hidden, locked in a trunk in an attic... photos, official documents, and scraps of a diary written by a young girl. "The time has come when I must share my life story... some facts from the past that could make a contribution, however small it may be, to the history of mankind." The Secret Holocaust Diaries is a haunting eyewitness account of Nonna Lisowskaja Bannister, a remarkable Russian-American woman who saw and survived unspeakable evils as a young girl.
"Sad , true story"
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?
Quinn’s gone. If his disappearance isn’t prank, then what is it? Why? And where did he go? Sylvia is certain Quinn will reappear soon. There’s a good explanation, and the event can be saved. Quinn would never ruin this night. At least not willingly. So, did he leave against his will? As more time passes without Quinn, anxiety spreads and suspicions rise. Nicole’s reporter nose smells something amiss, and her heart aches that Quinn might be in trouble. Somehow she must help the man who anchored her through her own troubles.
"Wish there was more"
It’s the calm after the storm. Ethan, Nicole, Dani, Liam, and Cooper kept vigil all night in the hospital waiting area, eager for news on Lauren’s injury. Aunt Sylvia hasn’t left her side. Liam comes clean with his brother, and the huge weight of that burden is lifted - but will Liam be able to meet Cooper’s conditions for helping him out of this mess? Dani and Nicole collide with a hospital employee - literally. Was it intentional or just obnoxious? Either way, the man’s green shoes send Dani on a chase for justice on her own terms.
Suddenly, Corrie's (1892-1983) ordered life was lost in the insanity of war. With bravery and compassion, her family and countless other Dutch citizens risked everything to extend God's hand to those innocents marked for certain execution in a world gone mad. Corrie ten Boom's life of determination, faith, and forgiveness in the face of unimaginable brutality and hardship is a stunning testimony of the sustaining power of God.
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?
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"