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A Fruitful Vine
by Carrie Bender Details
This first in Bender's Miriam's Journal series introduces Miriam, an Old Order farmer's wife and mother whose concerns are her ailing husband, Nate, her children, sickness in the community, and those who move away to the larger world, sometimes leaving behind the old ways forever.
A Gift of Grace
by Amy Clipston Details
When Rebecca Kauffman's sister Grace, who left the Amish behind years earlier, is killed in an accident, it is up to Rebecca and her husband Daniel to raise Grace's two teenage English daughters in their Old Order Amish community.
A Widow's Hope
by Wanda Brunstetter Details
After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister's family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Hannah thinks she could never love again until she meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller's only interest is in Hannah's sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and slow to recognize his daughter's need for a new mother. Yet God offers Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his heart again... and love.
Anathema
by Colleen Coble Details
When a double murder rocks the quiet Amish community of Parke County, Indiana, the residents resolve to forgive even this unfathomable offense. Hannah, however, finds forgiveness out of reach--both for the murderer and for herself. She harbors a secret shame: while the crime was committed in her own home, she was out meeting with her forbidden love, her English beau, Reece. Hannah refuses to forgive this terrible sin, and she becomes anathema--shunned. Years later, she returns to the scene of her parents' murder in hopes of restoring her family and her faith.
Going Home
by Wanda E. Brunstetter Details
Forced to return to her Amish home and ask for help rasing her daughter, Faith Andrews meets local bachelor Noah Hertzler, who loves baking and helping others, and who makes the home she left seem much more attractive.
Hidden
by Shelley Shepard Gray Details
Fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, Anna hides at an Amish country bed-and-breakfast run by a childhood friend and finds herself in an unlikely relationship with her friend's disapproving older brother.
Levi's Will
by W. Dale Cramer Details
A family saga of pain and reconciliation set behind the closed doors of an Amish community. Spanning three generations, the story follows the life of Will McGruder, who having fled as a young man, seeks to heal the past by bringing his new family to meet his Amish relatives.
Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania
by Loree Lough Details
Tourists have always flocked to the quaint town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, where Amish buggies are as common as shops selling handcrafted goods. But to attorney Julia Spencer, who was raised in foster homes, this town is anything but a paradise. The close knit Amish people are a mystery to her, but local veterinarian Simon Thomas knows them well and is fiercely protective of their simple ways. When Julia agrees to defend a local teenager charged in a case involving an Amish boy, she and Simon find themselves on opposite sides of an intense and emotional legal battle.
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"Love Finds You"
Plain Perfect
by Beth Wiseman Details
On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents' house...and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she's turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself. As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family's farm and his widowed father, Samuel. Despite Lillian's best efforts to the contrary, her feelings for Samuel--and his for her--deepen.
Rachel's Secret
by B. J. Hoff Details
When the wounded Irish American riverboat captain, Jeremiah Gant, bursts into the rural Amish setting of Riverhaven, he brings chaos and conflict to the community, especially for young widow, Rachel Brenneman. The unwelcome "outsider" needs a safe place to recuperate before continuing his secret role as an Underground Railroad conductor. Neither he nor Rachel is prepared for the forbidden love that threatens to endanger a man's mission, a woman's heart, and a way of life for an entire people.
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Riverhaven Years
Rebecca's Promise
by Jerry S. Eicher Details
Rebecca Keim has just declared her love to John Miller and agreed to become his wife. But she's haunted by her schoolgirl memories of a long-ago love - a promise made and a ring given. Is that memory just a fantasy?
The Parting
by Beverly Lewis Details
As her family breaks away from their church district, Nellie is torn between her family and her beloved Caleb, who is staunch in his Old Order beliefs, but if Nellie waits too long to choose, she surely lose him to another.
When the Heart Cries
by Cindy Woodsmall Details
Hannah Lapp, a seventeen-year-old who had been raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, wants to break with tradition and marry outside the sheltered community, but on a quiet night before Hannah and Mennonite Paul Waddell can be married, tragedy strikes and Hannah faces losing her place in the community forever.
Where the Heart Leads
by Kim Vogel Sawyer Details
After his graduation from college, Thomas Ollenburger is filled with big dreams and many questions. What will he do for a career? Should he marry? Where will he call home? Torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his love for the big city of Boston, as well as his affection for a girl in each location, Thomas is unsure of his place in the world. He has always sought God's leading in his decision-making, but now it seems as if God is staying silent. Has Thomas's heart led him astray?
Updated 04/03/2014
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