The second book in Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Heirloom series! “Readers will be engaged not only with Rachel and Mike’s romance, but also with the slowly unwinding story told by Rachel’s mother about her courtship days with Rachel’s father.” —RT Book Reviews 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?
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.
10th ANNIVERSARY The Way To A Woman's Heart… Isabella McCree wanted to be loved. So she traded her lonely Eastern existence for life in a mountain cabin with her rugged mail-order husband and his brood. But could she ever put her haunting secrets behind her and become a "real" wife? Between raising four children and training wild stallions, Matt Prescott had no idea how to court a woman again. Especially not a shy beauty like Isabella. Yet when he looked into her blue-green eyes he saw strength—as well as a pain that mirrored his own—and knew he'd somehow find the way to her heart.
Author: Barbara Burgess Genre: Religion Publisher: WestBow Press ISBN: 9781449720209 Book Pages: 260 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Lori Copeland Genre: Fiction Publisher: ISBN: 0380791560 Book Pages: 377 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Years after being seduced by bounty hunter Cade Kolby, Zoe Bradshaw enters his life once again in order to help him care for his orphaned nieces and nephews, but her fear of another abandonment makes Zoe reluctant to trust Cade
Author: Diane Brown Jones Genre: Literary Criticism Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA ISBN: UOM:39015031800553 Book Pages: 551 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Although best known for his novels, Faulkner wrote more than 100 short stories--this volume concentrating on 31 of the 42 stories found in his Collected Works. Each story covered is treated in a separate chapter examining the most substantial secondary scholarship on the particular story. Specifically, each chapter includes a section on publication history, the circumstances of composition, sources and influences, the relation the story has to Faulkner's other works, interpretation and criticism, and other works cited. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR