A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: Avon Inspire
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 9780062337771
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft Book Excerpt:

Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray concludes her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series with a story of forgiveness and trusting your heart...just in time for Christmas. When Beverly Overholt’s beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she’s shaken to her core. After all, the inn has been her whole life since her fiancé left her for her best friend. In the face of repairing what’s been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn’s handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out to Sarasota. Beverly’s been closed off to love for years, but with Eric, she can’t help seeing a glimmer of hope—even if they’re from different worlds. From the moment Eric met Beverly, he’s tried to fight his attraction to her. Though now Mennonite, Beverly was raised Amish, but Eric grew up in Philadelphia and got into his fair share of trouble as a young man. Though he’s worked to overcome his earlier mistakes, with Beverly’s security scare, Eric’s sure she’s not going to want anything more to do with him. And considering how he might just want a future with her…that’s a tough pill to swallow. But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness a new love blossoming for another couple, the trust…and love…between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance at love for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 0062337785
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft Book Excerpt:

Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray concludes her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series with a story of forgiveness and trusting your heart...just in time for Christmas. When Beverly Overholt’s beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she’s shaken to her core. After all, the inn has been her whole life since her fiancé left her for her best friend. In the face of repairing what’s been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn’s handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out to Sarasota. Beverly’s been closed off to love for years, but with Eric, she can’t help seeing a glimmer of hope—even if they’re from different worlds. From the moment Eric met Beverly, he’s tried to fight his attraction to her. Though now Mennonite, Beverly was raised Amish, but Eric grew up in Philadelphia and got into his fair share of trouble as a young man. Though he’s worked to overcome his earlier mistakes, with Beverly’s security scare, Eric’s sure she’s not going to want anything more to do with him. And considering how he might just want a future with her…that’s a tough pill to swallow. But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness a new love blossoming for another couple, the trust…and love…between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance at love for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?

Christmas Bride in Pinecraft

Christmas Bride in Pinecraft
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: Avon Inspire
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN: 9780062859716
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas Bride in Pinecraft Book Excerpt:

Christmas has come to Pinecraft in Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel . . . When Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's devastated. The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. Ever since her fianc� jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric, things feel different. She's hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more even if they're from different worlds. Beverly grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find common ground? But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together and prepare for Christmas, the trust--and love--between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?

The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 071807775X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Loyal Heart Book Excerpt:

Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything. After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda's home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined. Phillip's name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone. Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He's mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can. He makes it his duty to protect Miranda, turn her reputation around, and to find some way to help her smile again. But it doesn't prove to be an easy task—Robert knows something about Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well.

A Wish on Gardenia Street

A Wish on Gardenia Street
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 0062422219
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wish on Gardenia Street Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray continues her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series with a special addition—a tale of wishing and wanting...and what the heart really needs Good things may come to those who wait, but Mattie Miller is confident that great things come to those who go after what they want…and Mattie wants Danny Brenneman. Danny is the reason she's returned to the sunny Amish community of Pinecraft, Florida—well, that and to see her best friend Leona get married. Mattie's met Danny only once before but she knows the spark between them is sure to lead to something special. Despite a missing cat, wedding day chaos, and Danny himself, she's confident this vacation can only end one way: in an engagement of her very own!

An Amish Quilting Bee

An Amish Quilting Bee
Author: Amy Clipston,Kathleen Fuller,Shelley Shepard Gray
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 0310365864
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Quilting Bee Book Excerpt:

Three charming stories of cozy quilting circles and budding romance Patchwork Promises by Amy Clipston When Colin Zook and his beloved grandmother lose everything in a fire, their greatest loss is a beloved family heirloom quilt that helped keep her dementia at bay. When Joanne Lapp hears about the loss, she decides to re-create the quilt. Colin soon feels himself developing feelings for her, but he’s held back by the knowledge that a future with him would involve care of his grandmother and his farm. Will Joanne look past his list of responsibilities and see him for who he truly is? A Common Thread by Kathleen Fuller Susie Glick returns from a shopping trip laden with beautiful fabric for her quilting group. On the bus ride, Alex Lehman—her crush from three years ago—sits next to her. Alex left Middlefield to explore the country, and now he’s back and ready to join the church. Susie was just a kid when he left, but now she’s a woman—and she definitely has his interest. The women in her quilting circle aren’t as excited about Alex’s return, assuming that he’ll leave again in search of adventure. Susie is convinced they’re wrong, but just as they start dating, Alex tells Susie he has to leave. He says he’ll return, but Susie must decide whether or not she can trust the man she fears has captured her heart. Stitched Together by Shelley Shepard Gray Rosie’s joy is her yearly project for the Pinecraft Mennonite Quilt Sale, and she dreams of being the top earner. But she’s worried that she’s bitten off more than she can chew with her latest entry. To make things even more confusing, after coming to terms with her single state, she’s recently formed a friendship with Tim Christner. He’s only in town for a month, but he has Rosie wondering if she’s found love at last. Now all she has to do is figure out how to get the quilt done so she can concentrate on him. But with her once very organized life in total disarray, everything comes to a head just before the sale. Rosie is forced to reexamine her priorities before she loses not only her place in the quilt show but everything else she’s ever wanted. Sweet Amish novellas with happily-ever-afters Book length: 75,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

An Amish Homecoming

An Amish Homecoming
Author: Amy Clipston,Beth Wiseman,Shelley Shepard Gray,Kathleen Fuller
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0785218173
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Homecoming Book Excerpt:

Four brand new Amish stories of coming home. No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future? When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman Hurricane Harvey forces Sarah Zook to return to the home she fled six years ago when she couldn’t face her stern parents’ reaction to her unplanned pregnancy. Upon her return, Abram King can think of nothing but the pain she caused him—until he meets Sarah’s daughter and realizes that he never really stopped loving Sarah. Sarah and Abram must find a way to face the truth of their past so they can rekindle their first love. The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray After the death of her Englisch husband, Irene Keim seeks a fresh start by staying with her new friends Mary Ruth and Henry Wengerd in exchange for helping them around the house. But when Mary Ruth and Henry’s son Marcus comes around, he isn’t pleased with the woman they’ve taken in and is determined to push her out. Misunderstandings abound, but both Irene and Marcus learn that people aren’t always what they seem. What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller Independent and headstrong, Carolyn is determined to forge ahead with the opening of her bakery, a lifelong dream, in the Birch Creek home she left ten years ago. But she’s in over her head and needs help with the cleaning, shopping, and deliveries. Carpenter Atlee Shetler is visiting Birch Creek to escape the memories of his late wife. He takes a job renovating the new bakery and finds the project—and its owner—to be much more than he bargained for. Both Carolyn and Atlee must face pains of the past if they want to have the bright future God has planned for them.

The Amish Midwife s Courtship and Plain Truth

The Amish Midwife s Courtship and Plain Truth
Author: Cheryl Williford,Debby Giusti
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 1488084483
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amish Midwife s Courtship and Plain Truth Book Excerpt:

Discovering faith and love in Amish country The Amish Midwife's Courtship by Cheryl Williford In newcomer Isaac Gruber, single twenty-one-year-old Molly Ziegler has found a way out of her mother's matrimonial meddling. If Isaac will pretend to court her, her mother has to stop matchmaking once and for all. Isaac will go along with Molly's ruse—especially since he's falling for her. But when the favor backfires, it might just lead them toward true love. Plain Truth by Debby Giusti When widowed doctor Ella Jacobsen is attacked, the peace she's found in Georgia's Amish country is shattered. Now her life is in the hands of army special agent Zach Swain. Zach can't resist the vulnerable but headstrong Ella. To save her, he must uncover the secrets that swirl around the idyllic community. And he needs to do it fast, because Ella is running out of time.

The Amish Midwife s Courtship

The Amish Midwife s Courtship
Author: Cheryl Williford
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN: 1488007276
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amish Midwife s Courtship Book Excerpt:

An Arranged Romance Molly Ziegler is proud of being a successful midwife. But at age twenty-one, she's unmarried—and fodder for gossip in her Amish community. Even as her meddling mother urges her to marry the town's most eligible bachelor, Molly wants more. And in newcomer Isaac Gruber, she's found her way out. If Isaac will pretend to court her, her mother has to stop matchmaking—once and for all. What Molly didn't plan on are the unexpected feelings the businessman stirs in her. Isaac will go along with Molly's ruse. Especially since he can't stop thinking about her. But when the favor backfires spectacularly, it might just lead them toward true love.

An Amish Starry Summer Night

An Amish Starry Summer Night
Author: Diane Craver
Publsiher: Diane Craver
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2014-08-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Starry Summer Night Book Excerpt:

Rebecca Fisher’s childhood best friend, Andrew Kauffman, left Clayton Falls without saying goodbye. It surprised Rebecca that fifteen-year-old Andrew never kept in touch with her after suddenly leaving their close-knit Plain community. Eleven years later, Andrew breaks his engagement with an English woman and quits college to join the Amish church. When Rebecca takes a two week vacation from her job in Florida to visit her family, she’s surprised that her old friend is living in his childhood home. Andrew wants to date Rebecca, but she’s unsure about him. He and her family want Rebecca to quit her job to remain in their community. Rebecca’s afraid Andrew might change his mind about being Amish. After all, his widowed father left the Amish church to marry an English woman. During the time Andrew was away, he went to high school and college. Because Rebecca only completed the required eight years at the Amish school, she realizes education is another major difference between them. Will Rebecca decide to quit her job and live again in Clayton Falls? Is falling in love with Andrew too big of a risk for Rebecca?

A Promise of Grace

A Promise of Grace
Author: Lynette Sowell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 1682998738
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Promise of Grace Book Excerpt:

Rochelle Keim has lived in Pinecraft for almost twenty years among her Mennonite brethren and the Amish of Sarasota. Unlike the snowbirds who visit Pinecraft from the north, Rochelle is a year-round resident of the unique Plain community. She's quiet, content, and keenly adept at keeping her past firmly tucked away. Feeling unsettled as she nears her fortieth birthday, she decides to return to nursing school, a dream she gave up long ago during a painful time she dares not remember. Her past decides to make itself present when Silas Fry, Rochelle's former love, moves to Pinecraft. Silas spent the past two decades working as a missionary pilot, but that all changed with the sudden loss of his wife, Belinda—Rochelle's childhood best friend. Now both Rochelle and Silas are on a collision course with their past, and the reunited couple must decide if they're trying to resurrect a dead romance, or if the two very different people whose paths have crossed can make a new life together.

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 144124638X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Excerpt:

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn't who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It's time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy's cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos's wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can't forget Billy. When a "lost" rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That's his plan. The only catch is that he's having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can't get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind. As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy--and Amos, too--that Christmas truly is the season of miracles. Join bestselling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember. Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, this story will charm readers into the holiday spirit.

Beyond the Plain and Simple

Beyond the Plain and Simple
Author: Pauline Stevick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Plain and Simple Book Excerpt:

A series of vignettes describing Amish people and customs Pauline Stevick has visited more than 50 Amish homes in numerous Amish settlements across the country. She has attended weddings, viewings, school sessions and programs, family gatherings, and more than a dozen church services. She has ridden in Amish carriages and has even slept in Amish homes. Through her close association with the Amish, she has gained unique perspective and is able to provide keen insight into a culture that is misunderstood by many. Beyond the Plain and Simple reminds readers that although the Amish dress in almost identical clothing, they have distinct personalities and convictions. In vignettes and reflections she reveals the ways in which members of the Amish community live out their faith against the background of their communal culture, all the while emphasizing their individuality. Topics range from Amish family values to women to a retirement community in Florida to an Amish intellectual. Stevick's eloquent narration is descriptive rather than expository as she often draws comparisons between Amish society and mainstream society, sometimes preferring the Amish ways and at other times questioning them. Beyond the Plain and Simple portrays the Amish as dynamic people who experience struggles, failures, and successes not unique to their community.

Blair Ketchum s Country Journal

Blair   Ketchum s Country Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Country life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blair Ketchum s Country Journal Book Excerpt:

Stitches in Time Bundle Her Restless Heart Hearts Journey Heart in Hand eBook ePub

Stitches in Time Bundle  Her Restless Heart  Hearts Journey   Heart in Hand   eBook  ePub
Author: Barbara Cameron
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN: 1426791909
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stitches in Time Bundle Her Restless Heart Hearts Journey Heart in Hand eBook ePub Book Excerpt:

This bundle contains Her Restless Heart, The Heart’s Journey, and Heart in Hand, PLUS bonus chapters from A Time to Love, A Time to Heal, A Time for Peace, and Annie’s Christmas Wish. Her Restless Heart Mary Katherine is caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. When Daniel, an Amish man living in Florida, arrives and shares her restlessness, Mary Katherine feels drawn to him and curious about the life he leads away from Lancaster County. But her longtime friend Jacob has been in love with her for years. He’s discouraged that she’s never viewed him as anything but a friend and despairs that he is about to lose Mary Katherine to this outsider. Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the English world, or to Daniel, who might take her away to Florida? Or will she embrace her Amish faith and recognize Jacob as the man she should marry and build a life with? The Heart’s Journey Naomi knows she should be excited about her upcoming wedding but she remains unmoved. Not only are her feelings for her fiance lackluster but she believes he may see her more as a servant than a partner. And he's so controlling. Is it too late to back out of the marriage? While praying for God's guidance, Naomi takes a break from her duties as a quilter and travels with her grandmother to Pinecraft, Florida. Along the way Naomi finds herself becoming attracted to Nick, their Englisch driver and friend, and the two begin to fall in love. The journey soon becomes one in which Naomi explores her most secret dream for love. But can she veer off the "safe" path she'd envisioned for her life to marry Nick? Heart in Hand After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life. Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna’s heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?