Road Home

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Beside the fact that lena has never been so far from home, she hasn't met the family she will now be living with. Is she willing to open her heart to new possibilities? But worse than that is having to live apart from her close-knit brothers and sisters. How will they manage without her to care for them--especially six-year-old Chris? And will her new beau, Hans Bontrager, continue to court her despite the many miles between them?Yet even as Lena Rose holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own.

Road Home #ad - Sent from michigan to pennsylvania following the tragic death of her Amish parents, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves her loss and the separation from her nine siblings.

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First Love

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - It's the summer of 1951, and Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. And while her stepmother is kind, Rachel is much younger than Mamm, and she simply doesn't understand Maggie or her illness the way Mamm did. When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie is curious, and the words of the Mennonite preacher challenge her to reconsider what she knows about faith.

First Love #ad - Yet maggie wishes she were more like other courting-age girls so she could live a normal, healthy life. To make matters more complicated, Dat has recently remarried, less than a year after her mother died. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with chronic illness, she is used to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district.

Can she learn to trust God even when hope seems a distant dream? .

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Tinderbox

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - To her amazement, the respected convert to the Old Order reacts as if he has something to hide. Burdened by the weight of his deception, Earnest Miller decides he must reveal the details about his past to his beloved wife, Rhoda. Can the millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

Against her better judgment, Sylvia opens the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. Sylvia's bewilderment grows when her father confronts her about snooping in the box. With her amish parents' twentieth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across a surprise--the old brass tinderbox her clockmaker father keeps in his Lancaster County shop has been left unlocked.

Tinderbox #ad - The long-kept secret alters everything for the close-knit family, jeopardizing Earnest and Rhoda's relationship, as well as threatening Sylvia's recent engagement to the preacher's grandson.

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The Proving

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Amish fiction's #1 author presents a touching story of perseverance and Second ChancesAmanda Dienner hasn't seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Still, she's determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess! The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however.

Now an englisher, mandy is shocked: her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What's more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months. Mandy accepts the challenge even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind at eighteen.

The Proving #ad - Can mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake? Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn't ready to forgive. And an englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters.

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The Ebb Tide

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Sallie tries to brush aside her growing feelings for Kevin, but she fears what her parents would think about her new friendship. Just as concerning, however, is sallie's realization that her time in Cape May is increasing her desire to see the world, challenging her plans for the future. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will Sallie only find what her heart is longing for back home in Paradise Township?

Though she loves nannying, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. A heartwarming tale of courage and love from amish fiction's #1 authorwhen a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up.

The Ebb Tide #ad - It is there that she meets kevin kreider, a marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike most of the guys she grew up with. Time with kevin is invigorating, and Sallie realizes she's never felt quite this alive around Perry. Sallie has long dreamed of seeing more of the world, and the timing is unfortunate for Perry Zook, but her parents are reluctant for her to put off baptism yet another summer, who has renewed interest in courting her.

Then again, Kevin is Mennonite, not Amish.

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The Wish

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Will leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing? Despite leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When gloria unexpectedly contacts leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways.

Leona's fiancé, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. A compelling story of friendship from the top author in Amish FictionLeona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. Thus, leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss.

The Wish #ad - The arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life.

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Timepiece

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - It isn't that adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. And with sylvia and her mother still struggling to come to terms with that news, this is a challenging time to welcome an Englisher--especially this Englisher--into their midst.

Despite the millers' unexpected hospitality,  Adeline is well aware that she's treading on Sylvia's turf, and she feels guilty about doing so when Sylvia is grappling with issues of her own. As the only daughter, sylvia miller of the tinderbox has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers' Hickory Hollow farm.

Timepiece #ad - Adeline wishes she could help Sylvia, but she's not sure that either she or Sylvia is ready for that level of closeness in their relationship. Can god make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline's arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?

Not only is sylvia trying to rebuild her trust in her father, but she's uncertain what to make of her once-promising engagement to Titus Kauffman, who hasn't pursued her since she confronted him.

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Atonement

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - The young englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm. As christian and dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her.

Now twenty-five and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption. Dale wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create.

Atonement #ad - Could god be testing her? or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart--and two people from very different walks of life--can somehow find a new beginning? Bethany House Pub. A must-have novel from the #1 name in amish fictionThe mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand.

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The Photograph

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Surely, menno reasons, at least one of them will marry this coming wedding season. She feels powerfully drawn to the quietly charming stranger--but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother Menno plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters.

The Photograph #ad - . Inspiring new novel from the "Biggest Name in Amish Fiction"Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. When younger sister, leaving only a brief note, Lily, disappears in the night, Eva fears she has been wooed away from the People by an outsider. And when jed stutzman, shows up in lancaster with a photo of a Plain young woman, a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio, Eva's world begins to tilt.

Eva does hope to marry, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife, and she has no other prospects. Bethany House Pub.

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The River

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Since departing their plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau. Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo? Bethany House Pub.

The River #ad - . Bethany House Publishers. A place and a moment she could not seem to move past. A line i can't move beyond. The river tilly and ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since anna's death, it had been such a barrier.

She looked once more at the dreaded river.

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The Love Letters

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger. No more than a couple weeks, surely. Bethany House Pub. Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Bethany House Publishers.

Yet marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered. Spending the summer in brownstown, pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect.

The Love Letters #ad - Marlena wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Bethany House Publishers.

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