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Longing

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2008 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764203121

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Although she still prays for Caleb, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau. Now, her heart's greatest longing is for more knowledge of the Lord.

Caleb yearns for freedom, as his plans to leave Honeybrook have been thwarted. He must stay on as caretaker for his father, who was crippled in a wintertime accident. He also longs for Nellie Mae, still hoping that she will return to the Old Order...and to him.

Christian Yoder, a young Mennonite man, longs to get to know Nellie Mae better...and to share with her the secrets of her sister Suzy's final days.

Rhoda, Nellie's older sister, longs for more of what the world has to offer--from fancy clothes, to her own car, to a new English boyfriend.

Meanwhile, father Rueben Fisher longs for unity--among his family and all the brethren.

Whose longing will be satisfied, and whose will not?

 

 

First Love

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2018 by Bethany House Publishers     Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9780764219948

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In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with a debilitating illness, she is accustomed to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out, and she always declines, certain he only pities her.

To make matters worse, Dat has recently remarried, less than a year after Maggie's mother died. And while her stepmother is kind, she's much younger than Mamm, and she simply doesn't understand Maggie or her illness the way Mamm did.

Strong in her faith, Maggie has been taught to accept her lot in life as God's will. But with declining health, an unsettled family situation, and few future prospects, any sense of hope seems elusive.

When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie attends out of curiosity, but the words of the evangelist begin to stir something deep inside her. Dare she hope for a brighter future?

 

 

Tinderbox

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2019 by Thorndike Press Large Print     Library Binding, English. ISBN: 9781432862497

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With her Amish parents' twentieth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across a surprise--the old brass tinderbox her clockmaker father keeps in his Lancaster County shop has been left unlocked. Against her better judgment, Sylvia opens the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life.

Sylvia's bewilderment grows when her father confronts her about snooping in the box. To her amazement, the respected convert to the Old Order reacts as if he has something to hide.

Burdened by the weight of his deception, Earnest Miller decides he must reveal the details about his past to his beloved wife, Rhoda. The long-kept secret alters everything for the close-knit family, jeopardizing Earnest and Rhoda's relationship, as well as threatening Sylvia's recent engagement to the preacher's grandson.

Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

 

 

Confession

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2008 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764204647

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Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who questioned the strict rules of her upbringing and even her own identity, has been shunned from her Amish community. Now known as Katherine, she sets out to find her birth mother, and a life she has never known. Her birth mother is seriously ill and she must struggle to find her, before it's too late.

 

 

Shunning

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2008 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764204630

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When Katie Lapp stumbles upon a satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a story she must discover. Why else would her Amish mother, a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws, hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic?

 

 

Reckoning

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2008 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764204654

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In the final installment of the Heritage of Lancaster trilogy, Katie Lapp--now known as Katherine Mayfield--delights in the attentions of another, even as her her long-lost love seeks her. Still, Katherine yearns for peace, a peace that requires her to face her Amish heritage.

 

 

When the Soul Mends: Book 3 in the Sisters of the Quilt Amish Series

by Cindy Woodsmall

Published 2008 by Waterbrook Press     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9781400072941

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Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?

After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl's Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah's mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah's absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life-and perhaps to her first love?

When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.

 

 

Postcard

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2007 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764203404

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Bestselling author Beverly Lewis's story of a weary big-city journalist and a New Order Amish woman whose lives come together over a mysterious postcard.

 

 

Crossroad

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2007 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764203411

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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.

 

 

Amish Family: Four Stories

by Kathleen Fuller

Published 2018 by Thorndike Press Large Print     Library Binding, English. ISBN: 9781432855536

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In An Amish Family, beloved author of Amish romance, Kathleen Fuller, invites readers into the lives of four Amish families.

Building Trust

Grace Miller and Joel King are in love. They've dated secretly for the past year and when he proposes marriage, Grace eagerly agrees. But when she tells her parents about the wedding, she's shocked when her father tells her she can't marry Joel. Can Grace get to the bottom of her father's animosity toward Joel so they can have the happily ever after she's always dreamed of?

A Heart Full of Love (also in An Amish Cradle)

Ellie's mother hasn't stopped meddling in her personal life since Ellie lost her sight--and she's taken it up a notch now that Ellie's pregnant. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in to care for them. But when her mother's behavior becomes unbearable, Ellie is forced to take a stand . . . and finally find out why Mamm can't let go.

Surprised by Love

In a desperate move to evade her match-making mother, Emily Schwartz announces that she's already seeing someone: Reuben Coblentz. The trouble is, Reuben is barely even a friend. Seeing how desperate she is, Reuben plays along. But when the past sneaks up on them, will this temporary arrangement turn into everlasting love?

A Gift for Anne Marie (also in An Amish Second Christmas)

Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie's new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.

 

 

Gift of Grace

by Amy Clipston

Published 2009 by Zondervan     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780310289838

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Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams ... and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life--and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Rebecca Kauffman's tranquil Old Order Amish life is transformed when she suddenly has custody of her two teenage nieces after her "English" sister and brother-in-law are killed in an automobile accident. Instant motherhood, after years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of her own, is both a joy and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to give the teenage girls the guidance they need as well as fulfill her duties to Daniel as an Amish wife. Rebellious Jessica is resistant to Amish ways and constantly in trouble with the community. Younger sister Lindsay is caught in the middle, and the strain between Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica's rebellion escalates. Instead of the beautiful family life she dreamed of creating for her nieces, Rebecca feels as if her world is being torn apart by two different cultures, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community, her marriage, and her faith in God.

 

 

Levi's Will

by W Dale Cramer

Published 2009 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764207129

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Will flees his Old Order community at the age of 19, leaving behind a pregnant girlfriend and all things Amish. He begins a new life, joining the army and later marrying and having two sons of his own. But his life and his new family are tainted by the hidden sins of his past. Hoping to patch things up with his father, Will takes his new family to meet the old one. Levi's Will is the haunting story of a fallen man seeking to build a bridge across three generations.

"A beautiful and original story. This is an accomplished work."--Booklist (starred review)

"With beautiful prose and captivating characters, Cramer has crafted an unforgettable tale."--Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author

 

 

October Song: B

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2001 by Bethany House Publishers     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780764223327

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From newlyweds Katie and Dan living in the shadow of the shunning, to Rachel and Philip embracing parenthood even as
he acclimates to Amish life as an outsider... From the courtship of Lydia Cottrell and her betrothed, Levi King, to Sarah Cain, now a wife and mother struggling to bridge her own life with that of the People... October Song is overflowing with the simpler things of life that make a Lewis novel an unforgettable journey into the depths of the human heart.

 

 

Seeds of Hope

by Barbara Cameron

Published 2018 by Thorndike Press Large Print     Library Binding, English. ISBN: 9781432848958

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Miriam Troyer knows she and Mark Byler can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer -- and she loves her quiet way of life. But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather's farm. Could this simple life be worth living after all?

 

 

River

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2014 by Thorndike Press     Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9781410472175

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When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets, and the people, they left behind.

 

 

Road Home

by Beverly Lewis

Published 2018 by Thorndike Press Large Print     Library Binding, English. ISBN: 9781432848354

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Sent from Michigan to Pennsylvania, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves the death of her Amish parents and the separation from her siblings as well as her beau, Hans Bontrager. She longs to return home to those she loves most. However, she soon discovers that Lancaster County holds charms of its own.

 

 

Treasured Friendship

by Carrie Bender

Published 1996 by Herald Press (VA)     Paperback, English. ISBN: 9780836190335

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With Nate and their four children, Miriam revels in the seasons and interactions on their Amish farm. However, some of her friendships are strained. Friend Gloria is miffed because Miriam won't try her miracle diet powder. A trail of trouble follows a schoolteacher lodging in Miriam's home, disrupting the household. Meanwhile, Miriam tries bookish tips to improve her relationship with her husband, with mixed results.

Through it all, Miriam treasures the words of faith and learns the power of words to wound and to heal.