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    • Gathering the Threads

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Season for Tending

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s "gift" is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business. Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel, farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend, Catherine, remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Season for Tending Review

    • By linda bement on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Winnowing Season

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    Best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall casts light into the lives of book lovers everywhere with her heartfelt tales of Amish life. After a tornado tears through Kings' Orchard, Rhoda, Samuel and Jacob hope to reestablish their Old Order Amish community in Maine. Jacob loves Rhoda and wants nothing more than to help them build this new life, but demons from his past, as well as Samuel's poor business decisions, threaten to undercut their hopes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Winnowing Season

    • By Susan Fryman on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family's ever-expanding brood and keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. Five years ago Quill and her dear friend, Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.

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

    • By Sweetmia on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Love Undone

    • An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing Grace
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way? At 19 years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next 10 years, Jolene throws herself into family life - and then she meets Andy Fisher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended!

    • By Mark on 06-24-17
    • An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing Grace
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    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 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 100

    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. The second book in the Amish of Summer Grove series explores the changes in the Brenneman family, as Skylar joins them and Ariana navigates the foreign and undesirable Englischer world. Can she help the Nashes learn about the God she loves?

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

    • By Becky Rhodes on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Bridge of Peace

    • A Novel
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Cindy Woodsmall

    • By Stevon on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • For Every Season

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    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. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard.

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

    • By Deborah on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Seasons of Tomorrow

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming. More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Though it has been almost a year since one brother left, Rhoda is happy to be working alongside the other brother as they tend and nurture the settlement' s orchard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cindy Woodsmall Never Disappoints

    • By Tammi on 05-03-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiance.

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

    • By Susan Fryman on 11-20-14

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Hope of Refuge

    • An Ada's House Novel
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it's no place for an outsider.

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

    • By Kathy on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

    • A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 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 28

    In this spring novella from New York Times best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall, love between a Mennonite woman and an Amish man threatens the lifelong relationship between two brothers. Sadie is a young, single Old Order Mennonite who moves in with her grandfather to fill in for him at a restaurant he co-owns with Ellen Zook, an Old Amish woman, and her two sons. Romance between the Mennonites and Amish is forbidden, but Sadie grows to care for the Zook family - especially considerate Aden.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Carol L Keller-Vlangas on 08-04-12

    Regular price: $15.39

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife just outside North Star, Pennsylvania. Rebekah's babies, as they are called, are now grown adults, and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

    • 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 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • these Amish stories

    • By Stevon on 03-04-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • When the Heart Cries

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Jill Shellabarger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, 17-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She's been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her relationship with her family forever.

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

    • By Stevon on 11-05-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    Her relationship with fiance Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.

    Back in Owl's Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over his treatment of Hannah.

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the saga continues

    • By Stevon on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Christmas Singing

    • A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes? Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday. Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweetheart abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Mattie has moved on, left Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania and pursued her dreams of a cake shop in Berlin, Ohio and given her heart to someone new. Someone unlike Gideon Beiler. Someone safe. Then an unforeseen setback forces her home....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By lorie on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Plain Wisdom

    • An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women
    • By: Cindy Woodsmall, Miriam Flaud
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities—through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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. At the recommendation of the bishop, Joel's father, Rose is asked to become his bride and take care of his two small children and newborn baby, nestled in the tiny Amish community of Forest Hill in the eastern Appalachian Mountains, far from Rose's home.

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

    • By Yvonne on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $20.99

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