The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780310342724
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Amish Heirloom Collection

The Amish Heirloom Collection
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 1280
ISBN: 9780310351160
Release: 2017-11-21
Editor: Zondervan

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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.

The Courtship of Tucker Pain

The Courtship of Tucker Pain
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Author: Barbara Burgess
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781449720209
Release: 2011-07-20
Editor: WestBow Press

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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.

The Courtship of the Vicar s Daughter The Gresham Chronicles Book 2

The Courtship of the Vicar s Daughter  The Gresham Chronicles Book  2
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Author: Lawana Blackwell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781585584079
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Book 2 of Gresham Chronicles. Romance blossoms in this historical tale set in a quaint English village.

The Courtship of Julian and Frieda

The Courtship of Julian and Frieda
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Author: Krista Perry Dunn
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781456891367
Release: 2011-03-18
Editor: Xlibris Corporation

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An Amish Spring

An Amish Spring
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Author: Zondervan,
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780785219675
Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Zondervan

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A Son for Always by Amy Clipston (Previously published in An Amish Cradle) Carolyn and Joshua are thrilled to be expecting their first child together. Carolyn was a teenager when she had her son, Benjamin, and she feels solely responsible to secure his future. As Joshua watches Carolyn struggle to accept his support, he knows he must find some way to convince her that she—and Ben—will always be taken care of. A Love for Irma Rose by Beth Wiseman (Previously published in An Amish Year) The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer? Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice. Where Healing Blooms by Vannetta Chapman (Previously published in An Amish Garden) Widow Emma Hochstetter finds her quiet life interrupted when she discovers a run-away teenager in her barn, and then the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a local woman and her two children. Then, her mother-in-law, Mary Ann, reveals one of her garden's hidden secrets, something very unexpected.

The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780310342762
Release: 2016-11-29
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An ECPA bestseller! “Clipston is as reliable as her character, giving Emily a difficult and intense romance worthy of Emily’s ability to shine the light of Christ into the hearts of those she loves.” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK! Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day. When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning. Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart? “Clipston’s heartfelt writing and engaging characters make her a fan favorite. Her latest Amish tale combines a spiritual message of accepting God’s blessings as they are given with a sweet romance.” —Library Journal

Room on the Porch Swing

Room on the Porch Swing
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310349051
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Zondervan

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When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side? Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own. When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She’d do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend’s memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become. As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family’s strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God’s direction.

The Coffee Corner

The Coffee Corner
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310356493
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Zondervan

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In this third installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, an acquaintance grows into love over a few well-timed cups of coffee. Alongside her cousins who have booths of their own, Bethany Gingerich runs a busy and successful coffee and donut stand at the Amish market. Since she has café-style tables and chairs, her regular customers enjoy purchasing a morning treat so they can sit and talk to their friends. Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning to purchase coffee and donuts before going to work at Enos’s custom outdoor furniture shop. Bethany enjoys talking to Micah and Enos, and she’s always thought Micah was handsome—but she doesn’t think her crush will ever result in anything more. When Micah and his grandfather don’t come to see her one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. And when she learns that tragedy has struck, she wonders how to help Micah in his time of need. Turns out he needs a friend now more than ever, and Bethany may be just the kind of friend that God has provided for him.

A Home for Lindsay

A Home for Lindsay
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9780718091170
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Amy Clipston’s beloved Kauffman Amish Bakery series comes Lindsay Bedford’s story. Lindsay is happily looking forward to the day she becomes Matthew Glick’s wife and is excited for the plans he has for the house he will build her. So, when Matthew suddenly calls off the wedding, she is blindsided. She knows there is more to the story than what he is telling her, but will he open up and let her in on his own heartbreak?

An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest
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Author: Beth Wiseman,Amy Clipston,Kathleen Fuller,Vannetta Chapman
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780529119766
Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Faith, hope, and love remain forever in season in this collection of four richly absorbing novellas set amidst the wonder of an Amish autumn. Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman When Naomi Dienner is suddenly widowed, she never expects to find love again . . . until she meets Brock Mulligan, an English family friend hired at harvest time. As a sinister presence begins to threaten Naomi, Brock seeks to prove himself trustworthy while struggling with growing feelings for Naomi and her children. Will God open Naomi’s heart—and give Brock his own second chance at love? Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together? Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman When items start going above market value at his auction house, Eli Wittmer is first thrilled, and then puzzled. But when the pieces are linked to an elderly couple in their district, Eli and his new bookkeeper, Martha Beiler track down a trail of clues. Will they solve the mystery before the fall festival ends—and discover an unexpected new love? A Quiet Love, by Kathleen Fuller Dinah Hochstetler, quiet and bookish, longs for marriage but hides in her shyness. Amos Mullett, a simple farmer, knows he’s different but aches for a loving wife. As Dinah and Amos navigate a budding romance, will the power of love—and the blessing of God—be enough to overcome their doubters?

An Amish Market

An Amish Market
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Author: Amy Clipston,Kathleen Fuller,Kelly Irvin,Vannetta Chapman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780529119780
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All the color and variety of a quaint Amish shop in a charming collection of novellas by four of your favorite authors. Feel free to come in and browse! Love Birds by Amy Clipston While Ellie Lapp and her mother are still mourning the loss of her brother, Seth, Ellie starts working at one of the gift shops in town. Seth’s friend Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds, but his father disapproves and expects him to take over the family farm someday. Ellie sees the beauty in Lloyd’s creations and insists Lloyd sell the birds in the gift shop where she works. As Ellie and Lloyd spend more time together, they begin to develop feelings for one another, but she accidentally betrays his trust. Will she lose any hope of a future with him? A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller Every week, Hannah Lynne brings her home-churned butter to the local market. And every week Ezra stops by to purchase some. Hannah Lynne knows not to read too much into it—Ezra is a confirmed bachelor and barely even glances her way, despite any hope to the contrary. But when Ezra bids an exorbitant amount to win the quilt she had her heart set on, Hannah Lynne can’t stop her heart from taking over her mind. Could Ezra finally be in the market for love? Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin Shattering a jar of pickled beets wasn’t the impression Isabella hoped to make on her first trip to the local Combination Store of Bee County, Texas. But as embarrassed as she was by the accident, she didn’t think it warranted the frosty reaction from the handsome manager of the store, Will Glick. As she soon learns, though, Will’s heart has been broken one too many times. And now, for some reason, Isabella finds herself determined to be the one to repair that broken heart and renew his faith in love. Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower. When strange happenings begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill. Stella and David have to work together to solve the mystery of what is happening at the Old Amish Mill, and in the process they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would ever have dreamed possible.

Hannah s Courtship

Hannah s Courtship
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Author: Emma Miller
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780373878895
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Harlequin

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Second Chance At Love Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennonite, born-and-bred, and Hannah cannot—will not—leave her Amish faith, not even for him. Does Albert have the courage to give up his modern life for Hannah…and will Hannah have the courage to let him? Hannah's Daughters: Seeking love, family and faith in Amish country

Ethnobotany of the Navajo

Ethnobotany of the Navajo
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Author: Francis Hapgood Elmore
Pages: 136
ISBN: IND:32000002340190
Release: 1943
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Located in Southwest Collection.

The Bake Shop

The Bake Shop
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Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310356400
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Return to Lancaster County with the first installment of Amy Clipston's charming new Amish Marketplace series. Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next door, which is run by Jeffrey Stoltzfus. When Jeffrey complains that her stand is driving away business due to the lines, she complains to him that his personalization machine smells. Though their relationship starts off on bad footing, they eventually forge a friendship. When Christiana’s father makes a surprise visit to the market, he is upset to find that Jeffrey uses the building’s electricity to personalize his items. He tells Christiana that Jeffrey is too modern for her, and she’s forbidden from dating him. Christiana is crushed, but she knows she must obey her father. When Jeffrey’s shop catches fire one day, he puts the entire market in jeopardy—including Christiana’s bake shop. Christiana, however, can’t deny how she feels about Jeffrey despite his mistakes. Though the odds are against them, can two young people find a way to rebuild both their businesses and their relationship?

The Courtship Of Izzy Mccree

The Courtship Of Izzy Mccree
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Author: Ruth Langan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781459261280
Release: 2011-07-15
Editor: Harlequin

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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.

The Courtship of Miles Standish Elizabeth

The Courtship of Miles Standish   Elizabeth
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Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pages: 90
ISBN: HARVARD:HWKN43
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown

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A Bid for Love

A Bid for Love
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Author: Kathleen Fuller
Pages: 87
ISBN: 9780718023607
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Thomas Nelson

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Hannah Lynne’s heart is on the market. She just hopes Ezra’s is the highest bid. Every week, Hannah Lynne brings her home-churned butter to the local market. And every week Ezra stops by to purchase some. Hannah Lynne knows not to read too much into it—Ezra is a confirmed bachelor and barely even glances her way, despite any hope to the contrary. But when Ezra bids an exorbitant amount to win the quilt she had her heart set on, Hannah Lynne can’t stop her heart from taking over her mind. Could Ezra finally be in the market for love?

The Courtship Novel 1740 1820

The Courtship Novel  1740 1820
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Author: Katherine Sobba Green
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813184487
Release: 2021-10-21
Editor: University Press of Kentucky

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The period from her first London assembly to her wedding day was the narrow span of autonomy for a middle-class Englishwoman in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. For many women, as Katherine Sobba Green shows, the new ideal of companionate marriage involved such thoroughgoing revisions in self-perception that a new literary form was needed to represent their altered roles. That the choice among suitors ideally depended on love and should not be decided on any other grounds was a principal theme among a group of heroine-centered novels published between 1740 and 1820. During these decades, some two dozen writers, most of them women, published such courtship novels. Specifically aiming them at young women readers, these novelists took as their common purpose the disruption of established ideas about how dutiful daughters and prudent young women should comport themselves during courtship. Reading a wide range of primary texts, Green argues that the courtship novel was a feminized genre -- written about, by, and for women. She challenges contemporary readers to appreciate the subtleties of early feminism in novels by Eliza Haywood, Mary Collyer, Charlotte Lennox, Samuel Richardson, Frances Brooke, Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane West, Mary Brunton, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen -- to recognize that these courtship novelists held in common a desire to reimagine the subject positions through which women understood themselves.

The Atonement

The Atonement
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Author: Beverly Lewis
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781441229373
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Baker Books

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A Must-Have Novel from the #1 Name in Amish Fiction The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now twenty-five and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption. Dale Wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create. The young Englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm. As Christian and Dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her. Could God be testing her? Or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart--and two people from very different walks of life--can somehow find a new beginning?