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By Sasha Summers. 2022
"Buzzing with charm and as sweet as a honey-comb. I was captivated." —USA TODAY bestselling author Teri WilsonA stolen family recipe…has all the ingredients to turn a rivalry into romance…For Tansy Hill, nothing is sweeter than honey from her farm—except maybe revenge on the man who broke her heart and humiliated her all those years ago. Dane &“The Viking&” Knudson has been Tansy&’s rival since childhood, and though he&’s grown into a frustratingly handsome charmer, he&’s also standing between her and the best honey award at the Honey Bee Festival, which Honey Hill Farms desperately needs to stay afloat.Fanning the sparks that have forever flown between them, the competition is on. Sure, Tansy and Dane have plenty in common—more than they&’ll admit—but Dane&’s plans to expand Viking Honey are also on the line. When buried family secrets come to light, they&’ll have to decide whether taking a chance on each other is worth risking the happiness they&’ve been longing for.Bonus novella!Camellia Hill had long since given up any hope of finding true love. But now she has two suitors vying for her hand and is faced with a decision only her heart can make.Honey AcresBook 1: The Sweetest Thing
By Ruth Herne. 2012
When two orphaned boys and their aunt arrive for Thanksgiving supper at church, retired army colonel Brett Stanton feels his…heart tugged. Despite having her hands full, young businesswoman Haley Jennings handles her nephews with a smile. Still, Brett can't get too close to the needy trio. He lost his son and brother to the uniform, and isn't about to set himself up for loss again. Soon sweet Haley and the boys remind him of old dreamsand teach him that new dreams provide the greatest hope for a perfect family Christmas.
By Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Mary Ellis. 2013
From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories of romance and miracles. Always Beautiful by Beth WisemanBecky Byler…is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She&’s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become? And has the man she has dreamed of been right beside her all along, loving her exactly as she is?Always His Providence by Ruth ReidWidow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She&’s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn&’t willing to request money from the community&’s widow fund. She&’s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.Always in My Heart by Mary EllisHope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She&’s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn&’t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago. Sweet Amish novellas with happily-ever-aftersBook length: 75,000 wordsIncludes discussion questions for book clubsIncludes Old-Order Amish recipes
By Brenda Minton. 2011
An uncommon pair finds a common cause that changes their lives—and brings the spirit of the season home—in this festive…and faith-filled Christmas romance.Reformed rebel Jackson Cooper thinks he can handle anything—until a sullen teenage girl appears at his ranch, claiming the impossible. Even though he’s not Jade’s father, he can’t turn her away, knowing she’s in need. But he’s going to need the helping hand of compassionate schoolteacher Madeline Patton. An unlikely duo with their own secret fears, Jackson and Maddie certainly don’t expect the Christmas surprise of instant parenthood. Yet as they work toward giving a foster child a home, they might just discover the most wonderful gift of all: family.From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness, and hope. Experience more western romances in the rest of the Cooper Creek series:The Bull Rider’s BabyThe Rancher’s Secret WifeThe Cowboy’s Healing WaysThe Cowboy LawmanThe Cowboy’s Christmas CourtshipThe Cowboy’s Reunited FamilySingle Dad Cowboy
By Glynna Kaye. 2017
Falling for the Boss Concerned for his orphaned twin brothers, outdoor-gear shop owner Sawyer Banks urges new employee Tori Janner to…apply for the nanny position their grandparents are advertising and spy for him. With plans to start over in Hunter Ridge and dreams of reviving her quilting business, Tori takes the jobbut refuses to report to Sawyer unless the boys' welfare is in danger. But soon it's her own heart that's in jeopardy. Because after spending time with the committed bachelor, she starts to see the depth behind his easy charmand begins to imagine herself as his wife.
By Patricia Davids. 2015
USA Today–Bestselling Author: She’s nursing an injured carpenter—but it’s her heart that needs healing . . . When Amish carpenter Samuel Bowman is…injured in an accident, he fears he’ll never see again. He’s always provided for his family—and now that it’s harvest season, the Bowmans are needed in the fields, not at his bedside. So when a young Amish widow becomes his nurse, Samuel expects Rebecca Miller to make his life easier. But his caregiver is bossy and outspoken, and challenges him to move on with his life. Though Samuel’s sight is in question, he can plainly see the woman he’s come to care for won’t let herself love again. Now it’s Samuel’s turn to heal her heart . . . Praise for Patricia Davids’ novels“Two delightful characters who truly belong together. A lovely read.” —RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times–bestselling author of Willowleaf Lane“Uplifting . . . will have fans of Amish romance eager to read more from Davids.” —Publishers Weekly
By Marta Perry, Jo Brown. 2016
Holiday Greetings From Amish Country The Midwife's Christmas Surprise by Marta Perry Three years ago, the man Anna Zook hoped to marry…left her and their Amish community for the English world. Now devoted to proving her abilities as a midwife, Anna has given up on marriage and children for herself. But when Benjamin Miller returns, now a changed man, can delivering a Christmas baby reunite these two hurting hearts? A Christmas to Remember by Jo Ann Brown When a little girl leads shop owner Amos Stoltzfus to an Amish woman in distress, he rushes them to his family's farm. "Linda" has no memory and doesn't know if the sweet child is her daughter or even her kin. As Christmas arrives and Linda's identity is revealed, will Amos be able to claim his holiday guests as his own?
A woman’s past may jeopardize her future with her boss in this inspirational romantic suspense novel by a USA Today–bestselling…author.Morgan Smith had to give up her name, her calling, and her past when she entered the witness protection program. Now a caretaker of horses on an Iowa farm, she spends her days in the stables and helping kids learn to ride. But danger has followed her. She longs to tell her handsome boss, Alex Reardon, everything—about the troubled adoption agency she worked for, a missing infant and the attempt on her life. But sharing her past with Alex could put him in grave danger and lead a killer to their door. . . .
By Deb Kastner. 2011
The smell of cinnamon buns and apple pie remind widowed dad Chance Hawkins of the wife he lost five years…ago. As does his sad-eyed little girl. So when his aunt hires a new pastry chef whom she finds onlinefor their family-owned Texas café, the cowboy cook grumbles. What's more, fancy baker Phoebe Yates is boarding in their home. But soon enough, kind Phoebe is reminding Chance how nice it is to share a sweet roll with his daughter before school. And maybe opening his heart to becoming a groom again!
By Mia Ross. 2017
Her Country Boy Big-city veterinarian Heather Fitzgerald didn't plan on having kids until her niece is orphaned one tragic night. Soon she's…trading in her ambitious life for a small-town animal rescue. Heather didn't expect to fall for tiny Oaks Crossing or its most charming bachelor farmer. But when Josh Kinley saves her niece from a near-tragic accident, he becomes more than her hero. Josh never thought he'd fall in love againand most assuredly not with another city woman. But he can't resist the two adorable Fitzgerald females. Now if Josh can only convince Heather to put down roots and make a home with him
By Aimie Runyan, Rachel McMillan, J'Nell Ciesielski. 2023
&“A fascinating story of love&’s ability to overcome family curses, scandals, and even war. Told in three parts, this multi-generational…tale is wonderfully heartwarming!&” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in LondonLeedswick Castle has housed the Alnwick family in the English countryside for generations, despite a family curse determined to destroy their legacy and erase them from history.1870. After a disastrous dinner at the Astor mansion forces her to flee New York in disgrace, socialite Beatrice Holbrook knows her performance in London must be a triumph. When she catches the eye of Charles Alnwick, one of the town&’s most enviably titled bachelors, she prepares to attempt a social coup and become the future Marchioness of Northridge. Then tragedy and scandal strike the Alnwick family, and Beatrice must assume the role of a lifetime: that of her true, brave self.1917. Artist Elena Hamilton arrives in Northumberland determined to transform a soldier&’s wounds into something beautiful. Tobias Alnwick&’s parents have commissioned a lifelike mask to help their son return to his former self after battle wounds partially destroyed his face. But Elena doesn&’t see a man who needs fixing—she sees a man who needn&’t hide. Yet secrets from their past threaten to chase away the peace they&’ve found in each other and destroy the future they&’re creating.1945. Alec Alnwick returns home from the war haunted but determined to leave death and destruction behind. With the help of Brigitta Mayr, the brilliant young psychoanalyst whose correspondence was a lifeline during his time on the Western Front, he reconstructs his family&’s large estate into a rehabilitation center for similarly wounded soldiers. Alec&’s efforts may be the only chance to redeem his family legacy—and break the curse on the Alnwick name—once and for all.Three beloved authors share stories of the Alnwick family through the generations, revealing how love and war can change a place—but only its people can unshackle it from the misdeeds of the past.Multiple historical timelines following generations of one familyStand-alone collection of connected storiesIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
A Rancher's Mission As a volunteer at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, Tanner Barstow helps the troubled young residents…turn their lives around. When a local rancher dies and leaves his large property to the boys ranch, Tanner finds himself spending a lot of time with Macy Swanson, whose orphaned nephew, Colby, lives at the ranch. Tanner's attracted to the newcomer, but she doesn't fit his plans. Macy longs to have Colby come home with her, but the former city girl worries she won't be the mother he deserves. Can Tanner help her see that the future she and Colby need is right herewith him?
By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, Kelly Irvin. 2016
Winter Kisses by Beth WisemanThree generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never…been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.The Christmas Cat by Amy ClipstonEmma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don&’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma&’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry&’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn&’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.Snow Angels by Kelly IrvinAs a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn&’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He&’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly&’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?Home for Christmas by Ruth ReidWhen a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?
By Margaret Daley. 2016
From Bachelor to FatherFirefighter Liam McGregory is used to staring down fivealarm firesbut becoming a father to his two little…nieces has him sending out a call for help. When the girls return a lost pup to its beautiful owner, Liam thinks widow Sarah Blackburn is just the person he needsor who the children need. He's promised to never marry again. ' Sarah takes his deal: she'll watch his kids and he'll watch her menagerie of petsbut the new father is off-limits. But two determined little matchmakers can be hard to resist when they need a mom to make one big happy family
By Patricia Johns. 2017
FROM CITY GIRL TO SINGLE MOM When Nora Carpenter becomes sole guardian of her triplet goddaughters, she needs backupfast. So she…heads home to the family ranch in Hope, Montana. But when she arrives, Nora learns that her great-grandparents' house now belongs to Easton Ross. Easton and Nora used to be friends, back when Easton was a lanky ranch hand who was always there for her. Now he's a rugged cowboy who hasn't forgiven her for leaving town. Easton lets Nora and the triplets bunk with him and can't help falling head over heels for the adorable babies. But Nora can't stay. For the triplets, living in Hope would mean a lifetime of gossip. And Nora has to put her new daughters first, even if it breaks her own heart.
By Amy Clipston. 2019
Young Amish couples tend to a community garden and harvest friendships and love along the way in this new story…collection by bestselling author Amy Clipston.Spring Is in the Air: As the young people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plant a garden in memory of their friend, Katie Ann begins to worry that her older brother, Ephraim, is dating her best friend. What if she somehow loses them both? But Christian, a new boy in the community, also works in the garden—and falling for him may be exactly the distraction, and lesson, that Katie Ann needs.Home by Summer: Clara Hertzler is surprised when Jerry Petersheim, her old friend, comes to the garden to drop off his younger sister—especially because Jerry has been gone for years, and now seems to be living as an Englisher. As the friends get to know each other again, Clara pushes Jerry to examine why he abandoned his Amish beliefs. Will Clara help Jerry renew his faith in God, and will they find love beneath the summer sun?The Fruits of Fall: Tena Speicher has come to live in Bird-in-Hand after her fiancé left her for an English woman. When a stranger comes to the fruit stand one day and asks for food, Tena is not sure how to respond—but Wayne intervenes and offers to let him stay in the barn. Afraid to trust Englishers, Tena must learn, with Wayne&’s help, that everyone is a child of God and deserving of kindness.Winter Blessings: Ephraim and Mandy have dated for some time and now have plans to marry. But after a series of unexpected events and misunderstandings, they wonder if they should go their separate ways. What will happen when their friends at the Amish garden conspire to bring them back together?Each story in this sweet, contemporary collection can be read as a standalone, but the stories are best enjoyed together. Book length: approximately 95,000 words. Also includes a reading group guide and an Amish glossary. &“One story slides into the next, woven together effortlessly with the author&’s knowledge of the Amish life. Once started, you can&’t put this book down.&” —Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Devoted
By Jessica Patch, Liz Shoaf. 2020
The truth could be fatal…Cold Case Christmas by Jessica R. PatchHome for Christmas after her long-missing mother’s body is found,…Nora Livingstone won’t let anything keep her from uncovering the truth about the cold case. Especially not Deputy Sheriff Rush Buchanan, the man she once loved and left. Even when threats become attempts on her life, Rush can’t dissuade her—but he will protect her. Because someone is determined to bury the truth…or bury Nora.Holiday Mountain Conspiracy by Liz ShoafAfter his last CIA assignment ended in betrayal, the covert operative known only as Ned holes up for Christmas in his remote mountain cabin, preparing to trap the men hunting him. But journalist Mary Grace Ramsey reaches Ned first, injured and determined to uncover why someone is after her and her CIA agent brother. Together, can they unravel a conspiracy that goes higher than they ever imagined?
By Karen Kirst. 2015
Falling for the Boss Being tied up and delivered to the sheriff was not how Nicole O'Malley expected to meet her…new boss. Quinn Darling had the audacity to mistake her for a burglar! Now she's counting the days until she can leave small-town life behind to open her own boutique. But as long as she's helping two runaways escape their vindictive stepdad, she can't leave town. Quinn's determined to triumph in his first business venture without the support of his wealthy family. He can't succeed without assistant Nicole, a beauty as prickly as she is captivating. As Quinn adjusts to the tight-knit community, he's soon set on another goal: breaking through Nicole's reserve to capture the love hidden in her heart. Smoky Mountain Matches: Dreams of home and family come true in the Smoky Mountains
By Karen Kirst. 2017
A Temporary BetrothalPregnant widow Ellie Jameson is hiding a secret: her betrothal is a sham to keep her safe from…her interfering in-laws. It’s simple friendship that prompts her reclusive boss to pose as her fiancé. But can Ellie keep her feelings for Alexander Copeland from developing into something more?When he moved to Gatlinburg after losing his wife and child, Alexander had one rule: stay out of other people’s lives. Easier said than done with the café owner’s eternally optimistic cook interrupting his enforced solitude. He only intended to protect Ellie, not propose to her. But with a little trust, and a helping of forgiveness, this temporary arrangement could be a recipe for lasting happiness…
A Wife for Their Papa Polly MacDonald intends to tame Mitch Taylor's five mischievous children, even though every other nanny has…fled. She needs this joband Mitch's brood sorely needs affection. Perhaps their widowed papa does, too. But when the children begin scheming to make her their new mother, Polly must resist. She's seen too many bad marriages to want one of her own. Mitch has come to Leadville, Colorado, to escape a scandal, not find a wife. After the disaster of his first marriage, he's sure he isn't husband material. Though Polly's tender care is working wonders with his children, Mitch knows he should keep his feelings to himself. But can two wary hearts deny the dearest wish of five eager matchmakers?