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By Jerry S. Eicher. 2009
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 come back to destroy the beautiful present... or was it real? When Rebecca's mother sends her back to the old home community to be with her aunt during childbirth, Rebecca determines to find answers that will resolve her conflicted feelings."
By Leisha Kelly. 2007
A Christmas of Healing It is December of 1932, just one year after the Worthams and the Hammonds lost both…a dear mother and a selfless friend in one terrible night. What would certainly be a bittersweet occasion turns to crisis when George Hammond disappears, leaving his many children worried and alone. Can Julia Wortham restore hope and joy to so many forlorn children? With too many mouths, too little money, and a mysterious illness taking hold of some of the children, she has her doubts that God will pull them through. But she wasn’t counting on the miracle of a simple, paper nativity.
By Charles Martin. 2020
A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man…with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he&’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida&’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph&’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin&’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.&“I&’m telling you, it&’s an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I&’ve ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world.&” —Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin&“Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he&’s done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters.&” —Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway&“In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you&’ll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles&’s books you never finish it—you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won&’t be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others.&” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorThe first story in a new series from Charles MartinFull-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
By Jerry S. Eicher. 2010
The author, Jerry S. Eicher, continues the plot he began in Rebecca's Promise, Book 1 of the Adams County Trilogy.…In Rebecca's Choice, Book 3 of the Trilogy, the "Newly engaged Rebecca Keim and John Miller are looking forward to a future life together in their Amish community. But while Rebecca is away attending her beloved teacher's funeral, John receives a mysterious note accusing her of scheming to marry for money. Disturbing news soon follows. Instead of the rightful heirs--Rachel Byler and her brothers--Rebecca is named as the sole heir to her teacher's three farms. But there's a condition: She must marry an Amish man. Under the ministry's watchful eyes, John and Rebecca struggle to convince their community their desire to be wed is based on true love--not on the money. To compound the problem, the embittered Rachel Byler is unwavering in her plan to collect the inheritance, grow rich, and reap her happy ending. WHAT ARE JOHN AND REBECCA WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR LOVE? AND AT WHAT COST IS HAPPINESS."
By Danilo H. Gomes. 2020
The lands of Soulland have not seen sunlight for decades, and action is required. Ego, the general leader of Soulland,…lives a peaceful, unsatisfactory, and uneventful life. On any given morning, Ego is surprised by a call from one of Soulland's deputy council members. Something is very wrong. A humble tourist, of few words and very mysterious, arrives in Soulland and causes a turmoil never seen.
By Danilo H. Gomes. 2020
One single experience rich in meaning was enough for Douglas to have his life transformed forever. So much is said…about time travel and fixing past mistakes, but what if we could just interact with other lives instead of our own? Douglas won this strange opportunity and became involved in conversations that he never imagined having. Get to know the experience that this young man had and, who knows, have his life transformed too.
By Danilo H. Gomes. 2020
Las tierras de Almalandia no ven la luz del sol desde hace décadas y es necesario hacer algo. Ego, el…líder general de Almalandia vive una vida calma, insatisfactoria y sin rumbo. En una mañana cualquiera, Ego es sorprendido por una llamada telefónica de uno de los miembros del consejo de vice-líderes de Almalandia. Algo anda mal. Un turista humilde de pocas palabras y muy misterioso, llega a Almalandia y provoca un enorme tumulto jamás antes visto.
By Danilo H. Gomes. 2020
Una sola experiencia rica en significado fue suficiente para que Douglas transformara su vida para siempre. Se dice mucho sobre…el viaje en el tiempo y la corrección de errores pasados, pero ¿qué pasaría si pudiéramos interactuar con otras vidas en lugar de la nuestra? Douglas ganó esta extraña oportunidad y se involucró en conversaciones que nunca hubiera imaginado tener. Conozca la experiencia que tuvo este joven y, quién sabe, que su vida también se transforme.
By Kim Vogel Sawyer. 2021
A lost ring brings together two wounded souls—a youth minister haunted by the past and a spunky church custodian—in this…heartwarming romance from the bestselling author of The Librarian of Boone&’s Hollow. &“Kim Vogel Sawyer is an amazing storyteller who crafts each of her stories with page-turning excitement and rich character development.&”—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of the Golden Gate Secrets seriesGrowing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. But his fiancée's untimely death shattered his plans. Moving to Kansas and serving as a youth minister should be a fresh start, but he can't seem to set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough to embrace his new life. Newly-appointed church custodian, Lori Fowler is battling her own challenges. Her strained relationship with her father and her struggles with overeating convince her she's not worthy enough for love. When an Amish weaver enlists their help locating the owner of a ring found among the donated clothing she uses as fabric, Jase and Lori find themselves drawn to each other. But will they be able to release the past and move forward from this moment into a joyful future?
By Karen Kingsbury, Tyler Russell. 2021
In the third book in Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell&’s beloved series about the Baxter children, Ashley and Kari Baxter…struggle with what it means to grow up.When Kari Baxter is assigned an essay about what she wants to be when she grows up, her mind goes blank. She doesn&’t want to grow up; she wants everything to stay just like it is. But Kari comes to realize that while making time stand still isn&’t possible, she can enjoy every moment with her best family ever. Meanwhile, Ashley Baxter feels the same way. She is worried her siblings are growing up too fast. When she wins the role of Wendy in her school performance of Peter Pan, Ashley gets an idea. Maybe she and her siblings can pledge to never grow up at all! This third story in the Baxter Family Children series shares the reassuring message that even though growing up can be tough, family and friends are always there with support and love.
By Rosalind Lauer. 2021
Author Rosalind Lauer weaves a patchwork quilt of life and love in the Pennsylvania Amish community of Joyful River, where…new beginnings and old ways meet with faith, hope, and compassion . . . Essie Lapp&’s birthday is doubly blessed. There&’s a delicious meal to savor with her family, and the sweet gift of time spent with her beau, Harlan. Over two years they&’ve forged a bond as strong and hopeful as a tree reaching for the sky. To practical-minded Essie, there&’s comfort in knowing exactly what her future will bring. Yet Gott has his plan, and it soon turns her family&’s world upside down . . . Essie&’s widowed English uncle has brought his troubled teenage daughters back to their mother&’s Amish community, convinced it&’s the fresh start they need. Essie strives to welcome her cousins, but adapting to plain living won&’t be easy, even if the rewards are great. As cultures clash and hearts collide, Essie feels the first stirrings of doubt about Harlan&’s commitment to her. Yet as the seasons change, and the heat of summer gives way to crisp, ripe autumn, this homecoming might mean a bountiful beginning . . .
By Jennifer Beckstrand. 2021
In the first in an engaging new series, an Amish quiltmaker moves from Pennsylvania to a new settlement in Colorado,…where adventure, challenges, and love are waiting . . . Esther Zook is starting over after her father&’s death, piecing together a new life with as much care as she puts into her intricate quilts. When her wayward sister abandons her baby, it throws all those plans for a fresh start asunder. Esther had accepted her status as an old maid—but a mother? And a single one, at that? Not that she hasn&’t noticed Levi Kiem, the eligible young man who&’s making repairs in her house. Yet he surely has no interest in Esther as anything other than a friend . . . It&’s true that Levi has plenty of marriage prospects. His dat has even offered to send him to Ohio to find a wife. Yet the more time he spends with Esther, the more intrigued he becomes. Feisty and independent, she&’s nothing like the wife he once imagined for himself. Yet just as a quilt is crafted from contrasting cloth, they might find that together, they can create a family to cherish . . . Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand and Abraham &“This is an endearing romance that fans of Wanda Brunstetter will love.&” —Publishers Weekly
By Margaret Daley, Shirlee McCoy. 2018
Tracking Justice by Shirlee McCoyIn the night, a young boy goes missing from his bedroom. Police detective Austin Black assures…desperate single mother Eva Billows that he’ll find her son. With his search-and-rescue bloodhound, Justice, Austin covers every inch of Sagebrush, Texas. And when Eva insists on helping, Austin can’t turn her away. Eva trusts no one, especially police, but this time, Austin—and Justice—can’t let her down.Detection Mission by Margaret DaleyWhile looking for a missing child, K-9 detective Lee Calloway and his border collie find a mystery woman running for her life. She has no idea who she is—or why someone is after her. “Heidi” could be a criminal concealing the truth, but Lee’s gut instinct says she’s innocent. He vows to protect her until her memory returns, but someone is desperate to ensure that never happens.
By Janice Kay Johnson. 2021
In this emotional Amish romance, a young couple will discover that healing from heartbreak takes two.Miriam Bowman was devastated when…her fiance was killed in a logging incident. In the years since the tragedy, she finds it impossible to enter into a new relationship for fear of it coming to a disastrous end. So she works at her quilt shop in town and stays away from anything that would risk her heart. As least until David Miller comes back home to take a second chance at the Amish way of life.David feels responsible for the logging incident that killed his friend and Miriam's betrothed, and his life has been corrupted by guilt. That guilt only worsens when he and Miriam begin to spend time together after his return, and they begin to have feelings for each other. David might just be the man Miriam has been afraid of finding, one she could fall in love with. And Miriam is the only one who can truly forgive David for his perceived misdeeds. In order to risk their hearts and find the love they've been missing, David and Miriam will have to open them to each other.
By Charlene Baumbich. 2010
With the big 5-0 fast approaching, Josie Brooks begins to question her structured, picture-perfect (mid)life. Josie Brooks, at the age of…47, thought she was leading an enviable single life. A successful consultant, she calls her own shots, goes where the money is, and never needs to compromise. But her precisely managed world begins to falter during a Chicago contract when an economic downturn, a bleeding heart boss, and the loyalty and kindness between endangered employees ding her coat of armor. Throw in hot flashes, a dose of loneliness, a peculiar longing for intimacy, an unquenchable thirst—not to mention a mysterious snowglobe with a serene landscape, complete with a flowing river and lush greenery that seems to be beckoning her in—and Josie&’s buttoned-up life is on the verge of coming completely undone. Maybe her solitary existence isn&’t as fulfilling as she has convinced herself to believe. It will take a few new friends, a mystical encounter, and an unexpected journey to set Josie on her own path to &“right-sizing&” and making the life changes that really matter. Filled with laugh-out loud moments and a gentle dash of inspiration, Divine Appointments is another heartwarming charmer from a master storyteller.
By Donita K. Paul. 2008
The fantastic land of Amara is recovering from years of war inflicted on its citizens by outside forces–as well as…from the spiritual apathy corroding the Amarans’ hearts. With Kale and her father serving as dragon keepers for Paladin, the dragon populace has exploded. It’s a peaceful, exciting time of rebuilding. And yet, an insidious, unseen evil lurks just beneath the surface of the idyllic countryside. Truth has never been more important, nor so difficult to discern.As Kale and her father are busy hatching, bonding, and releasing the younger generation of dragons as helpers throughout the kingdom, the light wizard has little time to develop her skills. Her husband, Sir Bardon–despite physical limitations resulting from his bout with the stakes disease–has become a leader, serving on the governing board under Paladin. When Kale and Bardon set aside their daily responsibilities to join meech dragons Regidor and Gilda on a quest to find a hidden meech colony, they encounter sinister forces. Their world is under attack by a secret enemy… can they overcome the ominous peril they can’t even see?Prepare to experience breathtaking adventure and mind-blowing fantasy as never before in this dazzling, beautifully-crafted conclusion to Donita K. Paul’s popular DragonKeeper Chronicles fantasy series.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Angela Elwell Hunt. 1999
Interweaving two captivating stories of romance and intrigue, humor and faith, The Emerald Isle wraps up the multi-colored threads of…Angela Elwell Hunt's The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor series in a page-turning conclusion that will satisfy both spirit and heart. Resisting her confining, traditional role as a king's daughter, fiery-spirited Cahira O'Connor dreams of practicing her bow, not of capturing a husband. But when Norman invaders challenge the borders of the Kingdom of Connacht, Cahira fin...
By Janice Cantore. 2012
After solving the mayor’s murder and exposing corruption among the top brass in Las Playas, Carly Edwards is happy to…be back on patrol with her partner, Joe, putting bad guys behind bars. For once, everything in life seems to be going right. <p><p> But then everything starts going wrong. Slow to recover from an injury, her ex-husband, Nick, begins pulling away just as they were starting to get close again. Meanwhile, when Joe’s wife lands in the hospital with a mysterious illness, their baby is kidnapped. As Carly chases down every lead in a desperate search to find the baby, her newfound faith is pushed to its limits.
By Patricia Haley. 2012
Dave Mitchell is relishing the success of his start-up company, DMI. His accomplishments, however, have come at a tremendous price…on the home front. The closeness he once shared with his wife of twelve years is gone. Dave spends most of his time working, while Madeline is struggling with balancing her job and home. When she elects to take time off and let Dave run the business, their lives are forever changed.Revered by others as a man of strong faith, Dave is not above temptation. His professional relationship with his new secretary eventually crosses the line, and the two share a night of passion. Madeline is crushed when she discovers the affair, but she has sacrificed too much already to let go. She digs her heels in, refusing to give up her marriage, her family, her company, or her place in Dave's heart.Anointed is part of the Mitchell Family series. At the heart of the series is a family feud, bringing readers an explosive mix of sibling rivalry, marital discord, corporate intrigue, greed, faith, and a hint of romance.
By Kathleen Fuller. 2019
Martha Detweiler has a problem many Amish women her age would envy: she's the only single woman in a community…of young men, and they're all competing for her favor. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, Martha finds herself constantly fleeing from her would-be suitors, dismayed at what her life has come to. Birch Creek's resident matchmaker, Cevilla Schlabach, suggests a solution: Martha and the bishop's son, Seth Yoder, should pretend they are dating. What better way to keep the other young men away? But Seth is the only man around not interested in Martha. He has a secret hobby that keeps him away from social gatherings: woodcarving. Having grown up in poverty, he's determined to keep his father's farm successful, even if it means he has no time for dating. Then Delilah Stoll, a new resident of Birch Creek, eyes Seth as the perfect man for her granddaughter. Suddenly Cevilla's proposition doesn't seem all that ludicrous. Can Seth and Martha convince their family and friends to leave them alone?