Anna s Crossing Amish Beginnings Book 1

Anna s Crossing  Amish Beginnings Book  1
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781441245458
Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers--dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands--across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature. For her part, Anna can't seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship's carpenter, despite warnings. When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late? Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

Anna s Crossing

Anna s Crossing
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1629533378
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A young Amish woman fends off the matchmaking efforts of her fellow passengers on the Charming Nancy--the ship that brought the first wave of Amish to America in 1737"--

The Newcomer Amish Beginnings Book 2

The Newcomer  Amish Beginnings Book  2
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493406043
Release: 2017-01-31
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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?

The Return Amish Beginnings Book 3

The Return  Amish Beginnings Book  3
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493407262
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Phoebe s Light Nantucket Legacy Book 1

Phoebe s Light  Nantucket Legacy Book  1
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781493412495
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Winter in Anna A Novel

The Winter in Anna  A Novel
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Author: Reed Karaim
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393608519
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of an unlikely and transformative connection forged between a young journalist and a woman whose past holds a terrible secret. A young man, Eric, drops out of college and lucks into a job with a small-town newspaper where he meets Anna—a woman whose story will both haunt and inspire him for the rest of his life. Set in a remote North Dakota community in the last days before the Internet, The Winter in Anna unfolds around a romance that almost was, and a meditation on what constitutes a life well lived. In wistful, moving reflections, Eric looks back on his days with Anna and struggles to reconcile his memories with what he has since learned of her. The Winter in Anna is a stirring and thoughtful novel filled with moments of tenderness, even as it slowly reveals an unbearable tragedy at the heart of a quietly defiant life.

Amish Roots

Amish Roots
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Author: John Andrew Hostetler
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0801844029
Release: 1992
Editor: JHU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers an anthology of letters, journal entries, poems, stories, and bits of family lore that give a view of Amish life from colonial times to the present

Mending Fences The Deacon s Family Book 1

Mending Fences  The Deacon s Family Book  1
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493416486
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him. Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, Luke must make a sincere apology to each person he's hurt--a four-page, single-spaced list. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused. Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused . . . that isn't so simple. It's gut-wrenching. And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm. Luke's clumsy efforts to befriend Izzy only insult and annoy her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge. Bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her beloved Stoney Ridge for this brand-new series featuring some of her readers' favorite characters.

The Return

The Return
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0800727509
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Sunroom

The Sunroom
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Author: Beverly Lewis
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780764220760
Release: 1998-05-01
Editor: Bethany House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Heartbreak and joy are intertwined in this powerful gift book about a young girl's choice in the wake of devastating news.

Moonblood Tales of Goldstone Wood Book 3

Moonblood  Tales of Goldstone Wood Book  3
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Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781441214720
Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New Novel for Fantasy Readers Young and Old Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe. Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed. With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching, when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon's sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it's too late for Rose Red...and all those he loves.

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah
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Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781416939214
Release: 2007-07-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Paradise Valley The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book 1

Paradise Valley  The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book  1
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Author: Dale Cramer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1441214089
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Bethany House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Amish settlement in Ohio has run afoul of a law requiring their children to attend public school. Caleb Bender and his neighbors are arrested for neglect, with the state ordering the children be placed in an institution. Among them are Caleb's teenage daughter, Rachel, and the boy she has her eye on, Jake Weaver. Romance blooms between the two when Rachel helps Jake escape the children's home. Searching for a place to relocate his family where no such laws apply, Caleb learns there's inexpensive land for sale in Mexico, a place called Paradise Valley. Despite rumors of instability in the wake of the Mexican revolution, the Amish community decides this is their answer. And since it was Caleb's idea, he and his family will be the pioneers. They will send for the others once he's established a foothold and assessed the situation. Caleb's daughters are thrown into turmoil. Rachel doesn't want to leave Jake. Her sister, Emma, who has been courting Levi Mullet, fears her dreams of marriage will be dashed. Miriam has never had a beau and is acutely aware there will be no prospects in Mexico. Once there, they meet Domingo, a young man and guide who takes a liking to Miriam, something her father would never approve. While Paradise Valley is everything they'd hoped it would be, it isn't long before the bandits start giving them trouble, threatening to upset the fledgling Amish settlement, even putting their lives in danger. Thankfully no one has been harmed so far, anyway.

A Groom for Greta

A Groom for Greta
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Author: Anna Schmidt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780373829361
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.

The Inn at Eagle Hill

The Inn at Eagle Hill
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 736
ISBN: 080072786X
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Revell

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The Crossroad

The Crossroad
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Author: Beverly Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781441202963
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Bethany House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author Beverly Lewis's story of a journalist who must decide between joining the Amish life or leaving it forever.

The River

The River
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Author: Beverly Lewis
Pages: 466
ISBN: 1629531391
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau. Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?" -- from publisher's web site.

Copper Star

Copper Star
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Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pages: 290
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Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Vinspire Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Sound of Distant Thunder The Amish of Weaver s Creek Book 1

The Sound of Distant Thunder  The Amish of Weaver s Creek Book  1
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Author: Jan Drexler
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781493415083
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Katie Stuckey and Jonas Weaver are both romantics. Seventeen-year-old Katie is starry-eyed, in love with the idea of being in love, and does not want to wait to marry Jonas until she is eighteen, despite her parents' insistence. So much can happen in a year. Twenty-year-old Jonas is taken in by the romance of soldiering, especially in defense of anti-slavery, even though he knows war is at odds with the teachings of the church. When his married brother's name comes up in the draft list, he volunteers to take his brother's place. But can the commitment Katie and Jonas have made to each other survive the separation? From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes this brand new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. She puts her characters to the test as they struggle to reconcile their convictions and desires while the national conflict threatens to undermine and engulf their community.

The Proving

The Proving
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Author: Beverly Lewis
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781493411856
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Bethany House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Amish Fiction's #1 Author Presents a Touching Story of Perseverance and Second Chances Amanda Dienner hasn't seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked: Her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What's more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months. Mandy accepts the challenge even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind at eighteen. Still, she's determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess! The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however. Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn't ready to forgive. And an Englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters. Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake?