Cindy Woodsmall
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Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times, CBA, ECPA, and USA Today best-selling author who has written twenty-two (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Cindy has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal,and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as the one of the top three most popular authors of Amish fiction.

She's won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer's Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings' Best Books of the Year. She's been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity. Though she didn't realize it at the time, seeds were sown years ago that began preparing Cindy to write these books. At the age of ten, while living in the dairy country of Maryland, she became best friends with Luann, a Plain Mennonite girl. Luann, like all the females in her family, wore the prayer Kapp and cape dresses. Her parents didn't allow television or radios, and many other modern conveniences were frowned upon. During the numerous times Luann came to Cindy's house to spend the night, her rules came with her and the two were careful to obey them--afraid that if they didn't, the adults would end their friendship. Although the rules were much easier to keep when they spent the night at Luann's because her family didn't own any of the forbidden items, both sets of parents were uncomfortable with the relationship and a small infraction of any kind would have been enough reason for the parents to end the relationship. While navigating around the adults' disapproval and the obstacles in each other's lifestyle, the two girls bonded in true friendship that lasted into their teen years, until Cindy's family moved to another region of the US.

As an adult, Cindy became friends with a wonderful Old Order Amish family who opened their home to her. Although the two women, Miriam and Cindy, live seven hundred miles apart geographically, and a century apart by customs, when they come together they never lack for commonality, laughter, and dreams of what only God can accomplish through His children. Over the years Cindy has continued to make wonderful friendships with those inside the Amish and Mennonite communities--from the most conservative ones to the most liberal.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.

If you'd like more information or to contact her, you can go to her website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorcindywoodsmall

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Best Sellers

    • Gathering the Threads

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    After several months living out in the world with her birth family, Ariana Brenneman is back living in the Old Amish community that she grew up in....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another good one

    • By Stevon on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • As the Tide Comes In

    • A Novel
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    After losing two loved ones in a devastating tornado and suffering a head injury, Tara Abbott flees to St. Simons Island, where her disorientation causes the lines between imagination and reality, past and present to blur....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful book

    • By S. on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Christmas Remedy

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of "big box" stores, her motive is to help her Plain community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface - and possibly love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Insight of Amish beliefs & rules

    • By Diane L. on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ties That Bind

    • A Novel
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    Ariana Brenneman has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove and keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent! I can't wait for the next installment

    • By Sweetmia on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fraying at the Edge

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 124

    The Amish of Summer Grove series continues, as Old Order Amish Ariana and troubled college student Skylar face the reality that nothing about their lives is what they thought to be true....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for the next book!!!

    • By Becky Rhodes on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • When the Morning Comes

    • Sisters of the Quilt, Book 2
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Convinced her former life is irreparably destroyed, Hannah finds purpose and solace in life with her aunt and in a growing friendship with Englischer Martin Palmer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • When Morning Comes

    • By Patricia on 04-20-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • When the Heart Cries

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her community, and in the heart of the man she loves....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a story.........

    • By Stevon on 11-05-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Amish Christmas at North Star

    • Four Stories of Love and Family
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall, Amanda Flower, Mindy Starns Clark, and others
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amish Midwife, Four Babies, Four Stories of Hope

    • By Debbie on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Harvest of Grace

    • Book 3 in the Ada's House Amish Romance Series
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • these Amish stories

    • By Stevon on 03-04-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Angel of Forest Hill

    • An Amish Christmas Romance
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When Rose Kurtz first arrived in Joel Dienner's home four years ago, the Amish widower had been completely grief-stricken by the shocking loss of his wife during childbirth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this story!!!

    • By Yvonne on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $20.99

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