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Title The Newcomer Amish Beginnings Book 2
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2017-01-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781493406043
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom. But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World--isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father--his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him? When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not--bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not. Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

Title The Return Amish Beginnings Book 3
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2017-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781493407262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her. Handsome and complex, Hans is greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity and turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa? Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.

Copper Star by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Title Copper Star
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Release Date 2014-04-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Smuggled out of Nazi Germany after working in the resistance, Louisa finds herself waiting out the war in a dusty Arizona copper mining town. Sponsored by the Reverend Robert Gordon, she quickly discovers he is hiding a tragic secret. Louisa irritates, intrigues, and charms Robert, soon becoming an indispensable part of his household. Trouble begins to brew when Friedrich Mueller, a prominent resident of Copper Springs and avid Nazi sympathizer, ferrets out Louisa's background. Soon she is once again running for her life. Can she outfox a fox like Mueller? Or will she be sent back to Germany as a hostage exchange, facing certain death?

The Amish Newcomer by Patrice Lewis

Title The Amish Newcomer
Author Patrice Lewis
Publisher Harlequin
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781488060380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Can an Englisch city girl ever become one of the Plain People? She needed a safe place to hide. Instead she found a place to call home… Television journalist Leah Porte never imagined her career would end with her witnessing a murder. Now she’s temporarily living among the Amish in witness protection. Instead of feeling alone and adrift, Leah is warmly welcomed by the close-knit community—and Amish bachelor Isaac Sommer. But caught between two very different worlds, choosing love would mean leaving her Englisch life behind forever…

Living In Harmony by Mary Ellis

Title Living in Harmony
Author Mary Ellis
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Release Date 2012-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780736942867
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Living in Harmony is the first book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh starts and love...and how faith in God and His perfect plan for our lives provides us with the peace and joy we desire. Amy King—young, engaged, and Amish—faces difficult challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fiancé, John Detweiler, persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who can help the women in their time of need. John’s brother Thomas and sister-in-law Sally readily open their home to the three newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment and counseling. During this time Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. She wishes to reconnect with her, but this puts a strain on her relationship with John. Can John and Amy find a way to live in happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to one another?

The Christmas Visitor by Linda Byler

Title The Christmas Visitor
Author Linda Byler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-05-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781680990935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One moment, Ben Miller was high up in the rafters at his neighbor's barn raising. The next, his foot slipped and he plunged to his death, leaving behind a young wife and six children—the youngest born four months after his death. Ruth Miller is not alone. Her Amish neighbors help her to make the difficult transition from wife to widow. But while the community has been generous, raising six growing children, each grieving their father's death, is overwhelming. Devastated by her loss, Ruth isn't sure how she'll make ends meet or restore order to a house full of rambunctious kids. With help from her mother and her energetic, but untidy neighbor, Mamie, Ruth finds a way to start over. Preoccupied with the effort to create a new life and manage her shrinking bank account, Ruth barely notices John King, the handsome newcomer to her community. Besides, how could she—if she had a chance—replace Ben? Does one ever replace a husband? As Christmas approaches, Ruth knows that she can't afford gifts for her children this year. It's hard enough to find money for groceries each week. But then banana boxes full of food, treats for the children, and even money begin to appear on her front porch. Who is leaving her these generous gifts? Is it a neighbor or a friend? Or, Ruth wonders, could it be John, who keeps unexpectedly appearing when Ruth most needs help? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis

Title The Sunroom
Author Beverly Lewis
Publisher Bethany House
Release Date 1998-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780764220760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Heartbreak and joy are intertwined in this powerful gift book about a young girl's choice in the wake of devastating news.

The Crossroad by Beverly Lewis

Title The Crossroad
Author Beverly Lewis
Publisher Bethany House
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781441202963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author Beverly Lewis's story of a journalist who must decide between joining the Amish life or leaving it forever.

Title Minding the Light Nantucket Legacy Book 2
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2018-07-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781493413911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Six long years ago, Captain Reynolds Macy sailed away from his bride, looking forward to the day when he would return to Nantucket Island with a ship's hold full of whale oil. But when that momentous day finally arrives, Ren soon discovers that everything has changed in his absence. Everything. "Is nothing on this island as it appears to be?" he whispers in despair. Unlike most islanders, bold and spirited Daphne Coffin doesn't defer to Ren as an authoritative whalemaster, but sees through his aloofness to the aching heart beneath. She encourages him to return to his Quaker roots and "mind the Light," finding solace in God and community. As Ren becomes the man she believes him to be--honorable, wise, faithful--she finds herself falling in love with him. But how can she, when her heart is spoken for? Tristram Macy is Ren's business partner, cousin, and best friend--and Daphne's fiancé. Love always comes at a cost, but when is the price too high? Suzanne Woods Fisher welcomes readers back to the Quaker community on Nantucket Island for this riveting love story, full of unexpected moments.

Title Love Comes to Paradise
Author Mary Ellis
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Release Date 2013-02-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780736943000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Love Comes to Paradise is the second book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh starts...and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for. Nora King believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can’t seem to capture Elam’s Englisch-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries. And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs—a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam’s interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam’s thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?

A Promise For Miriam by Vannetta Chapman

Title A Promise for Miriam
Author Vannetta Chapman
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Release Date 2012-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780736946131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways. Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before. Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe find love again.

The Farmer S Bride by Kathleen Fuller

Title The Farmer s Bride
Author Kathleen Fuller
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2019-06-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780310355137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From bestselling author, Kathleen Fuller, comes another heartwarming romantic comedy set in the beloved Amish community of Birch Creek. “Once you open the book, you won’t put it down until you’ve reached the end.”—Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth, for The Teacher’s Bride They promised to keep each other’s secrets . . . not realizing they were about to make some of their own. 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? The second bookin bestselling author Kathleen Fuller’s Amish Brides of Birch Creek series, The Farmer’s Bride celebrates the unexpected power of love and the joy of discovering God’s calling.

Title Phoebe s Light Nantucket Legacy Book 1
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2018-02-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781493412495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she's doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a "minder" on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Macy, a man whom she loathes. Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary's journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe's shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way--just in time. In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.

The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Title The Haven
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2012-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0800719883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Sadie Lapp discovers an abandoned baby on her doorstep, the rumors begin to fly in her peaceful Amish community. By the author of the Lancaster County Secrets series. Original.

Title The Half Stitched Amish Quilting Club
Author Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher Barbour Publishing
Release Date 2012-04-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781607428329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now a New York Times Bestseller! Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?

Courting Can Be Killer by Amanda Flower

Title Courting Can Be Killer
Author Amanda Flower
Publisher Kensington Books
Release Date 2020-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781496724045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between minding a pair of rambunctious goats, meetings with her quilting circle, and matchmaking, Millie Fisher has plenty to keep her busy through her golden years. But the witty widow always makes time to solve the odd murder . . . Some Amish men don’t know what’s good for them. That’s what Millie Fisher told herself when young Ben Baughman set his heart on marrying Tess Lieb. With Tess’s father refusing to give his blessing and Tess’s ex-boyfriend being a wet blanket, the hapless couple was bound to butt heads more than Millie’s Boer goats. But when Ben tragically dies in a mysterious fire, Millie wonders if someone in her hometown of Harvest, Ohio, wanted Ben out of the wedding picture altogether . . . With the help of her quilting buddies, and her outspoken Englischer friend Lois, Millie is determined to patch together all the clues without even dropping a stitch. She only hopes it won’t be the death of her . . . Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies “As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.” —USA Today “Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.” —RT Book Reviews “At turns playful and engaging . . . a satisfyingly complex cozy.” —Library Journal

The Wish by Beverly Lewis

Title The Wish
Author Beverly Lewis
Publisher Thorndike Press
Release Date 2016-09-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1410491366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA CBA Bestselling AuthorLeona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be - until they're expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss.

A Simple Wish by Charlotte Hubbard

Title A Simple Wish
Author Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher Zebra Books
Release Date 2017-10-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781420138726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Amish residents of Willow Ridge share their talents at the Simple Gifts crafts shop—and share the blessings of faith, hard work, and love with their community—even when family secrets bring unexpected challenges . . . Making rugs for Simple Gifts has taught Loretta Riehl that an unassuming pattern can reveal surprising depth. People, too, have a way of defying first impressions. Drew Detweiler came to Willow Ridge under a cloud, but the handsome craftsman has gained the community’s respect for his upholstery skills and commitment to making amends for his mistakes. As her new brother-in-law’s twin, he’s joining the family for dinners and Sunday visits at the Riehl house, and Loretta can’t deny enjoying his attentions. If only her dat were willing to let a little joy into his life. Cornelius Riehl grows more stern with each passing day, and Drew suspects there’s more to his moods than missing Loretta’s late mamm. Hoping to fulfill Loretta’s wish to live in a peaceful, happy home again, Drew sets out to learn the truth. It’s a journey that will bring to light painful realities—but also the chance to forge a new, honest, and loving future together... Praise for A Simple Vow “Charlotte Hubbard has a way of writing that draws you into the story from beginning to end.” --Romance Junkies

New York Amish by Karen M. Johnson-Weiner

Title New York Amish
Author Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2017-05-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781501708138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a book that highlights the existence and diversity of Amish communities in New York State, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner draws on twenty-five years of observation, participation, interviews, and archival research to emphasize the contribution of the Amish to the state's rich cultural heritage. While the Amish settlements in Pennsylvania and Ohio are internationally known, the Amish population in New York, the result of internal migration from those more established settlements, is more fragmentary and less visible to all but their nearest non-Amish neighbors. All of the Amish currently living in New York are post–World War II migrants from points to the south and west. Many came seeking cheap land, others as a result of schism in their home communities. The Old Order Amish of New York are relative newcomers who, while representing an old or plain way of life, are bringing change to the state. So that readers can better understand where the Amish come from and their relationship to other Christian groups, New York Amish traces the origins of the Amish in the religious confrontation and political upheaval of the Protestant Reformation and describes contemporary Amish lifestyles and religious practices. Johnson-Weiner welcomes readers into the lives of Amish families in different regions of New York State, including the oldest New York Amish community, the settlement in the Conewango Valley, and the diverse settlements of the Mohawk Valley and the St. Lawrence River Valley. The congregations in these regions range from the most conservative to the most progressive. Johnson-Weiner reveals how the Amish in particular regions of New York realize their core values in different ways; these variations shape not only their adjustment to new environments but also the ways in which townships and counties accommodate—and often benefit from—the presence of these thriving faith communities.

Lancaster County Christmas A by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Title Lancaster County Christmas A
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2011-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780800719951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ready to call it quits after four years of marriage, Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick are blown into the home of Mattie and Sol Riehl during a winter storm, two couples from different worlds who may help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas.