The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 0310342724
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtship Basket Book Excerpt:

Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself. Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities. Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal. With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship. The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future? Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish country Full-length novel Second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone ECPA bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Amish Heirloom Collection

The Amish Heirloom Collection
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 0310351162
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amish Heirloom Collection Book Excerpt:

A special collection of all four novels in Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Heirloom series—now available for a low price! “Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting.” —Booklist The Forgotten Recipe After losing her fiance in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies. The Courtship Basket Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself. The Cherished Quilt Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. The Beloved Hope Chest In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.

The Courtship of Tucker Pain

The Courtship of Tucker Pain
Author: Barbara Burgess
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN: 144972020X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtship of Tucker Pain Book Excerpt:

As a young teenager living in the city of Detroit with a reluctant, foster grandmother, Tucker Pain gets in serious trouble with the police. Too young for prison, he is sent to Boys Ranch, a haven for troubled teens run by Bob and Doris Duke and located in Bridgetown, a small town in the thumb area of Michigan. While there, the boys attend the town church and schools. Living in the same town owning vast farmlands is the MacDougal family, including the senior Donald MacDougal, head of the school board and the library board, as well as the head deacon and financial contributor to the church. When a prank gone wrong involves the Boy Ranchers, Tucker confesses to save the other boys. For the rest of his school years, he has to work heavy labor under the eye of the MacDougal. When he graduates from high school, Tucker enlists in the army, vowing never to return to Bridgetown. After Tucker spends three years service in the Balkans and Afghanistan and four years in college, Doris writes, telling him that things have not gone well for her. The ranch has been closed for lack of funds, Bob has died, and finally the MacDougal is foreclosing on the ranch house where she lives. Tucker Pain goes home to save the only mother he has ever known, works at the local gas station, and takes her to church. MacDougal has broken the congregation off from the main synod, so the church has trouble filling their pulpit. The mean old man offers to send Tucker to a seminary if he will sign a contract as an ordained minister to preach at MacDougals church for twenty-five yearsan offer Tucker cannot refuse. As pastor of this church, Tucker is courted by MacDougals granddaughter and a higher power.

The Courtship of the Vicar s Daughter The Gresham Chronicles Book 2

The Courtship of the Vicar s Daughter  The Gresham Chronicles Book  2
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 158558407X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtship of the Vicar s Daughter The Gresham Chronicles Book 2 Book Excerpt:

Book 2 of Gresham Chronicles. Romance blossoms in this historical tale set in a quaint English village.

Game Theory and Minorities in American Literature

Game Theory and Minorities in American Literature
Author: Michael Wainwright
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1137588225
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Theory and Minorities in American Literature Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary monograph applies the theory of games of strategy (or game theory) to an important subset of American literature: minoritarian texts. Fittingly, John von Neumann's game theory, as a mathematical subdiscipline practically abandoned by its founder after the publication of 'Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele' (1928), but purposefully reengaged with on his permanent relocation to America in 1938, carries the minoritarian credentials of a Hungarian-born national of Jewish descent. The state of international politics in the late 1930s certainly contributed to von Neumann's renewed interest in his theory, but a socioeconomic environment built on the legacy of slavery focused a reengagement with coordination problems that would last until his death. In these strategic situations, people must make choices in the knowledge that other people face the same options and that the outcome for each person will result from everybody's decisions. The four most frequently encountered coordination problems are the Stag Hunt, the Prisoner's Dilemma, Chicken, and Deadlock Minoritarians find majoritarian attempts to control these social dilemmas particularly challenging. Hence, a game-theoretically inflected hermeneutic that identifies the logical, rational, and strategic state of human interrelations not only helps to categorize, but also to analyze minoritarian texts. The authors under detailed consideration are Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Harriet A. Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Mohsin Hamid.

The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 0310342732
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Recipe Book Excerpt:

The first book in Amy Clipston’s beloved Amish Heirloom series—and an ECPA bestseller! “Amish fiction fans will enjoy this story—and want a taste of Veronica’s raspberry pie!” —Publishers Weekly After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies. Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica. When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause. Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies. Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want? “Clipston delivers another enchanting series starter with a tasty premise, family secrets, and sweet-as-pie romance, offering assurance that true love can happen more than once and second chances are worth fighting for.” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK! “In the first book in her Amish Heirloom series, Clipston takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through grief, guilt, and anxiety.” —Booklist

The Courtship and Adventures of Jonathan Homebred Or The Scrapes and Escapes of a Live Yankee

The Courtship and Adventures of Jonathan Homebred  Or  The Scrapes and Escapes of a Live Yankee
Author: Howard Paul
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American wit and humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtship and Adventures of Jonathan Homebred Or The Scrapes and Escapes of a Live Yankee Book Excerpt:

The Farm Stand

The Farm Stand
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 0310356466
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Farm Stand Book Excerpt:

Salina is engaged to the “perfect” man—except for the fact that Josiah feels more like a friend than a fiancé. In this second installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, love begins to grow between Salina and Will, a Mennonite chef—and both must decide if it’s a love worth fighting for. Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her family is very close, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, a deacon who is married with two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her mother and father, who is a bishop. Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. Her parents approve of Josiah, who is a hardworking roofer. He’s handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn’t warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. She secretly longs for more. Along comes Will Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. Salina begins supplying the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Salina tries to deny her feelings for Will since her father wants her to marry within the community. Both Salina and Will feel stuck in their current relationships, but they cannot deny what they feel for each other. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them? Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) The second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series Book 1: The Bake Shop Book 2: The Farm Stand Book 3: The Coffee Corner Book 4: The Jam and Jelly Nook Includes discussion questions for book clubs

An Amish Singing

An Amish Singing
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0310360218
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Singing Book Excerpt:

Romance is bound to strike a chord when the young people of Bird-in-Hand join together to bring their community the gift of song. Hymn of Praise Sharon Lambert and Jay Smoker have been friends for a long time, but lately Jay has seen Sharon in a new light. They begin spending time together, and Sharon invites Jay to her family’s home to serve dinner and sing traditional hymns for their English guests. When Jay decides that this tramples upon his doctrinal beliefs, can these two dear friends compromise and find love? Or will Jay’s strict views keep them apart? Amazing Grace Dave Esh is broken with guilt after a recent tragedy. When Alice Blank, an acquaintance from school and youth group, invites him to join an informal singing group that performs for community members in need, Dave doubts he will enjoy himself—let alone find peace. Will Alice’s friendship help Dave learn how to forgive himself the way God already has? Great Is Thy Faithfulness Darlene Bender’s mother has been battling cancer, and Darlene can’t understand why God would allow someone so wonderful to go through such a terrible time. She finds strength in her singing group and friends, and when Andrew Detweiler senses that Darlene needs a confidant, he approaches and befriends her. As love blossoms between them, Darlene might soon realize that God was with her all along. O Holy Night Elaine Lantz and her parents have just moved to town from New Wilmington. After leaving behind some painful events and a group of deceitful friends, Elaine worries she’ll never be able to trust again. But the young people of Bird-in-Hand don’t give up, and Calvin King takes it upon himself to make Elaine feel welcome. Perhaps friendship and love await Elaine in her new hometown. Sweet, inspirational Amish novellas Collection includes four stories (23K words each) that can be read together or as standalones Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Coffee Corner

The Coffee Corner
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 0310356490
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coffee Corner Book Excerpt:

Still single, Bethany worries that she’ll never find the love that her cousins have. In this third installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, love begins to bloom between a coffee shop owner and a quiet carpenter. Bethany Gingerich runs a busy and successful coffee and donut stand at the Amish market where her three cousins have booths of their own. Outgoing and friendly, Bethany is thrilled that her shop is always full as her regular customers (and her cousins!) enjoy picking up their morning treats. Even though her business is doing well, she can’t help but feel something is missing in her life. Reserved carpenter Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning to purchase coffee and donuts before going to work at Enos’s custom outdoor furniture shop. Although Bethany has a crush on quiet Micah, she fears that her bubbly personality irritates him. Micah, still grieving the loss of his fiancée, is just too shy to pursue Bethany . . . but he just can’t stop visiting the shop every week to see her warm and cheerful smile. When Micah and his grandfather don't show up one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. And when she learns that tragedy has struck, she wonders how to help Micah in his time of need. He needs a friend now more than ever, and Bethany may be just the kind of friend that God has provided for him. Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) The third book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series Book 1: The Bake Shop Book 2: The Farm Stand Book 3: The Coffee Corner Book 4: The Jam and Jelly Nook Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Foundation of Love

Foundation of Love
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 0310364310
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundation of Love Book Excerpt:

Get swept away in the first installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Legacy series. They were “only friends” . . . but they wanted so much more. Crystal Glick is grateful to live with her brother’s family since her father died and her fiancé, Owen, broke their engagement. Crystal loves her bruderskinner and cheerfully helps her sister-in-law through a difficult pregnancy with babies number seven and eight, but she yearns for a husband and children of her own. Duane Bontrager is mourning the recent death of his wife, Connie, after twenty-four years of marriage. He and his grown sons have a thriving roofing business but can’t get used to life without her. As the young men prepare to launch out on their own, Duane can’t imagine life alone—nor with anyone but Connie. When a roofing job at the Glicks introduces Duane and Crystal, they’re attracted in spite of their fourteen-year age difference. But their bishop thinks Duane is better suited for the sweet widow Tricia, and Duane’s sons object to his interest in any woman. Crystal’s family fears losing her indispensable help. If she must go, they’d rather she be reunited with Owen in spite of his betrayal. They’re the only two who believe they’re a match made in heaven, can Duane and Crystal overcome the obstacles to love? “Amy Clipston has once again penned a sweet romance that will have her readers rooting for a heroine who deserves her own happily-ever-after.” —Kelly Irvin, bestselling author Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) First book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Legacy series Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Fossil Fuel Faulkner

Fossil Fuel Faulkner
Author: Jay Watson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2023-02-03
ISBN: 0192855611
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fossil Fuel Faulkner Book Excerpt:

Fossil-Fuel Faulkner is the first book-length study of a single writer in the emerging field of the energy humanities. As we try to imagine our way beyond a deeply problematic fossil energy regime that depletes and degrades the planet and sharpens the gap between Global North and Global South and move toward as more just and sustainable energy future, there is much to learn from how previous generations imagined the modern transition into a hydrocarbon-fueled world from the solar- and muscle-powered order that preceded it, and from how they imagined the consequences of that transition, including the new cultural forms it elicited and the new social problems it created. Jay Watson turns to the life and writings of William Faulkner, creator of one of the richest imaginative landscapes in American literary history, for new insights into the deep-reaching connections linking the extraction, production, and use of energy resources in his native US South to its histories of slavery and Jim Crow, its ecologies of disruption and despoilation, the logic of its cultural practices, and the nuances of literary form. Surveying the author's personal and imaginative engagements with coal and oil, with modern automobility and the road narrative, and with the profligate energies of the sun and the human animal, Fossil-Fuel Faulkner explores nearly all of Faulkner's novels and over a dozen of his short stories, and reveals the author to be one of petromodernity's keenest chroniclers and critics.

Love and Buggy Rides

Love and Buggy Rides
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 0718023625
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Buggy Rides Book Excerpt:

A romantic fall buggy ride is the perfect setting for love. Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?

The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 0310342767
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cherished Quilt Book Excerpt:

Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day. When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning. Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart? Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish country Full-length novel Third book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone ECPA bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

An Amish Barn Raising

An Amish Barn Raising
Author: Amy Clipston,Kelly Irvin,Kathleen Fuller
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 0310362415
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Barn Raising Book Excerpt:

From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories centered around Amish traditions and the possibility of romance. Building a Dream by Amy Clipston Though they’ve known each other a long time, Kathryn and Anthony have finally decided to try becoming more than friends—but they are devastated when Kathryn’s father won’t allow them to date. He wants his daughter to marry a man with a more respectable job than building gazebos for Englishers. But when Kathryn’s father’s dairy barn burns down during a thunderstorm, Anthony is the one to arrange a barn raising. Will Kathryn’s father realize he has misjudged Anthony? To Raise a Home by Kelly Irvin A year after the wildfires, life has returned to normal for the West Kootenai Amish community. Evan Eicher, son of Deacon Tobias Eicher, has done his best to move on too. Helping his neighbors and friends rebuild has helped soothe a heart broken when Delilah Mast—the woman he loves but never had the courage to approach—moved with her family back to Kansas. At his father’s urging he courts Anna Burkholder, a sweet woman who adores him. But when Delilah moves back to teach school, Evan must wrestle with feelings he’s tried so hard to put in the past. And an accident at a barn raising will force Anna, Delilah, and Evan to face the truth about their hearts. Love’s Solid Foundation by Kathleen Fuller Devon Bontrager only returned to his old hometown to make good on a past misdeed. He hadn’t counted on reconnecting with Nettie Yoder, especially since she strung along his younger twin brothers some years ago. Nettie knows she’s made some mistakes in the past, but she’s determined to be an asset to her community from now on. But just as she’s making headway, her family’s barn burns to the ground. Why does it seem like God is punishing her family when she’s finally starting to turn her life around? Can she convince Devon that she has changed? Can Devon trust the woman who broke his brothers’ hearts? Three sweet contemporary Amish romances Stand-alone novella collection Book length: 80,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

A Welcome at Our Door

A Welcome at Our Door
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 0310349109
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Welcome at Our Door Book Excerpt:

After a devastating loss, Cindy Riehl is still searching for peace. Will she find it in the community she calls home—or will love send her down a new path? Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl—the youngest of the Riehl children—has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her—and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did. When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew crosses Cindy’s path one surprising day, the two of them become fast and easy friends. Drew dreams of starting a family after some losses of his own, and before long, he and Cindy discover that their feelings for each other are romantic. As they spend more time together—often in secret—Cindy is drawn further and further away from the Amish community and the family she loves. In time, she is faced with a difficult choice that threatens to upend her world. Will Cindy find contentment and love, and will she ever find restored comfort in God and her beloved community? In this final installment of the Amish Homestead series, we return to the charming town of Bird-in-Hand for a story of healing, family, and God’s perfect provision. Sweet, inspirational read Full-length novel (90K words) Fourth and final book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Homestead series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone ECPA bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Jam and Jelly Nook

The Jam and Jelly Nook
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 0310356539
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jam and Jelly Nook Book Excerpt:

In the final installment of Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Marketplace series, a young widow struggling to raise her son dreams of one more chance at love. Since her husband died seven years ago, Leanna Wengerd has done her best—caring for her son, Chester, and running her Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market. Though she enjoys seeing her cousins and customers at the marketplace, she wishes she could find more time for her rebellious teenage boy. When Chester gets into trouble for trespassing, he winds up at the police station with his friend Maggie, who was riding with him to a youth group gathering. Leanna comes to the police station to fetch Chester and happens to meet Emory, Maggie’s father. Emory is also a widower, raising Maggie alone—and both he and Leanna have similar burdens and problems. Over time Emory and Leanna become closer friends, discovering how much they have in common. As single parents, they struggle with the limits of what they can provide for their children and feel somewhat responsible for what happened to their respective spouses. The two eventually realize they have feelings for each other—but when they try to date, their children resist. Will God pave a way for them to build a family together, or will hurdles block the path to a second chance at happiness? Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) The final book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series Book 1: The Bake Shop Book 2: The Farm Stand Book 3: The Coffee Corner Book 4: The Jam and Jelly Nook Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Beloved Hope Chest

The Beloved Hope Chest
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 0310000955
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved Hope Chest Book Excerpt:

The final book in Amy Clipston’s acclaimed Amish Heirloom series—and both a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller! “Clipston has woven hints of Mattie and Leroy’s history throughout the first three books in this series, leaving her best novel yet to conclude this family’s story of loss, love and hope.” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK! When Mattie packed her hope chest, she put away the heartache of her past. But as her daughters begin to unpack it, she discovers a healing more powerful than she ever hoped for. Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past. But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it's past time to share it. “Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting.” —Booklist “A story of loss and healing, the latest in award winning author Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series creatively balances love, restoration, and second chances with tackling tough issues.” —CBA Market “Clipston provides a deep, nuanced portrait of . . . grief and the challenges of trying to move forward in life while buried under pain, fear, anger, and confusion.” —Publishers Weekly

An Amish Heirloom

An Amish Heirloom
Author: Amy Clipston,Beth Wiseman,Kathleen Fuller,Kelly Irvin
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN: 0310351871
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Amish Heirloom Book Excerpt:

A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager’s grandparents’ antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As Susie spends time with Leon, she begins to recognize she is marrying the wrong man for all the wrong reasons. The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman Decades after inheriting her great grandmother’s cedar chest, Emma Fisher decides to pry it open only to discover a beautiful love story in the form of letters between her great grandparents. But as Emma immerses herself in their story, family secrets are revealed, and she must decide whether to share them to preserve family history or honor her great grandparents’ decision to leave them hidden. The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller For the past two years, Shane Broyles has felt God leading him to join the Amish. He’s staying with his friends Noah and Ivy Schlabach in Birch Creek, OH, where he is reunited with Lucy Fisher, an old friend of Noah’s family. Shane and Lucy have never revealed their feelings for each other, but when they stumble upon an antique Bible at a flea market, they feel drawn to each other and to the mystery of the contents found within. The Midwife’s Dream by Kelly Irvin Iris Beachy serves as a midwife in her district where she longs for a family of her own. When her friend’s brother Mahon Kurtz seeks her help in delivering the baby of two young teenagers who have sought refuge in their town, they begin to see each other in a different light. Unprepared for parenthood, the young couple leave their baby girl behind in an antique crib quilt resembling the one destined for Iris when she becomes a mother. Mahon and Iris come together to take care of the baby as they try to find her parents, and they begin to see new possibilities for their future.

Building a Future

Building a Future
Author: Amy Clipston
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 0310364361
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Future Book Excerpt:

They both had different plans for their futures . . . until their hearts led them to each other. Michelle Lantz dreams of marrying and starting a family, and now that she’s been dating Korey for over a year, she thought it was only a matter of time before he proposed. But lately, Korey has seemed distant and is far from the attentive boyfriend she once knew. They’ve spent so much time together that she feels she can’t give up on their relationship, but she begins to question her own feelings as his seem to cool. Tyler Bontrager is focused on expanding his father’s roofing company so he can take over one day. He throws himself into his work and thinks he’s too busy to worry about finding a wife. He and his brother Korey find themselves continually arguing: Tyler doesn’t approve of how Korey treats Michelle and Korey thinks Tyler is out to take anything that’s his. When Tyler happens to be around when Michelle needs a listening ear, he is startled to realize that he has feelings for Michelle, so he denies them because his relationship with his brother is too important. But when there’s an accident and lives are at stake, true feelings come to the surface. Is it possible for Michelle and Tyler to put aside their feelings for the sake of their relationships with Korey, or will they find a new foundation on which to build their future? “Amy Clipston once again entertains us with a story that reaches all the way to the heart.” —Vannetta Chapman, USA TODAY bestselling author Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) Second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Legacy series Book 1: Foundation of Love Book 2: Building a Future Book 3: Breaking New Ground (coming summer 2023) Book 4: The Heart’s Shelter (coming winter 2024) Includes discussion questions for book clubs