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

    • As the Tide Comes In

    • A Novel
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Gathering the Threads

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • The Hope of Refuge

    • Book 1 in the Ada's House Amish Romance Series
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cindy Woodsmall is more thoughtful than any others

    • By Kathy on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 134

    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 131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • For Every Season

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening so very, very good!!!!!!

    • By Deborah on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When the Morning Comes

    • Sisters of the Quilt, Book 2
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    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 Soul Mends

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the saga continues

    • By Stevon on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Sound of Sleigh Bells

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people's wares....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Sound of Sleigh Bells

    • By Susan Fryman on 11-20-14

    Regular price: $23.93

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