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Judith L. Johnson

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  • A Perfect Square

  • A Shipshewana Amish Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Vannetta Chapman
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms, and close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben Fisher is in jail as the suspect! Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit. So, with her English friend, Callie—fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop—Deborah sets out to uncover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator; interesting story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-18

mysteries become the amish

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

the familiar setting and characters make it easier to listen as the murder mystery unfolds in Shipsewanna, Indianna. As the clues twist and turn the and a new mystery weaves in, the quilting buddies untangle and help solve not 1 but 2 mysteries, entertaining listeners in the process.

  • A Dream of Miracles

  • The Amish Wonders Series, Book 3
  • By: Ruth Reid
  • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son's mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her. Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social-services investigator whose high-society mother won't rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo's worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Amish books I've ever read.

  • By Ashley Emma on 01-01-19

twists and turns kept me so interested in the plot

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-17

I was fascinated with this story and the unfolding of the medical mystery of the her son's illness and the unexpected love story, it all kept me on my toes!!

  • A Cousin's Challenge

  • Indiana Cousins, Book 3
  • By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

After a serious van accident leaves Amish school-teacher Jolene Yoder profoundly deaf, she leaves home to learn how to read lips and communicate with sign language. But two years later, a family with children who have been deaf since birth moves to Jolene's hometown, and she is asked to return as their teacher. Lonnie Hershberger has lost faith in God and in women ever since his girlfriend broke up with him when he lost his hearing during an explosion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • challenges turn into blessings

  • By Judith L. Johnson on 11-08-17

challenges turn into blessings

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I couldn't stop listening to this story! it was riveting! the unfolding of love between the unlikely couples and the unfolding of faith makes this book a fascinating read or listen!!

  • Promise Lodge

  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She's also hoping the change will help her son Noah's heart to heal after his broken engagement. Filled with regret and cast out by her dad for a reason she can't yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he's reluctant to accept her apology - even if the Old Order ways demand he try.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Begginings

  • By Carolyne on 06-17-16

young woman faces adversity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

I enjoyed the many layers of this novel.with the various characters facing struggles of faith. The main character Deborah winds through many obstacles and I was in the edge of my seat wondering if she would survive the crises. It was a fantastic story!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gathering the Threads

  • By: Cindy Woodsmall
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

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. The shock of discovering she and Skylar Nash were switched at birth has not worn off, but both young women are regaining their footing and trying to determine what lies ahead - the Amish life or an Englischer one? Ariana must also decide if Quill Schlabach will play a role in hers or not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • another good one

  • By Stevon on 12-29-17

gathering threads

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

the beginning was tough to follow since the author tried to catch us up on the plot from the first book which turned out to be helpful as the plot was very involved. but as I caught onto the various storylines, it was difficult to stop listening to the story, as it was very enjoyable. the challenges of living Amish in the modern world.

  • An Amish Kitchen

  • By: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance - until mistrust threatens to end their growing attraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great stories from all 3 authors

  • By frugal shopper on 03-15-16

growth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

each story was full of human growth and love and how the broken human spirit can heal.

I was inspired by each story for my own spiritual story.

everyone can find a character to relate to in these stories of the human spirit.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fall from Pride

  • A Home Valley Amish Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Karen Harper
  • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns. Each was designed like an old-fashioned quilt square, representing a piece of the Amish traditions Sarah loved. The works of art were intended to draw more tourists to the Home Valley in the struggling economy. But instead, they invited a menace. One by one, each barn is set ablaze and destroyed.…The arson fires spread fear through the community - amongst Amish and Englischers alike. Now Sarah wonders if she's being punished for her pridefulness…or whether there's a more malevolent will at work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and innocent

  • By Sandra on 05-09-15

Gripping Mystery and love story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I enjoyed this story from beginning to end!! Gripping mystery and love story, highly recommended!