Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A WIDOW'S HOPE, AN AMISH FAMILY REUNION and LIVING IN HARMONY. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.
Amanda Dunn set sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, hoping to somehow restore shipments of cotton for her family’s textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. But when she meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes. Amanda’s family deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the lovely and accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle for a happy future on her hands.
Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliot Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard. But even though Maddy makes her home in the South, her heart and political sympathies belong to General James Downing, a soldier from the North.
When Caleb Beachy decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Josie Yoder gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that, while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie’s feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience.
After Emily Harrison’s life has been turned upside down, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor’s family in slave-holding Virginia. Alexander Hunt, the doctor’s handsome nephew, wholeheartedly believes in Emily’s antislavery convictions. Amid their growing feelings for each other, can they find faith in God amid the challenges they face and trust in the possibility for a bright future together?
AN AMISH MIRACLE is composed of three Amish novellas written by three bestselling authors. Beth Wiseman writes "Always Beautiful," about a depressed 18-year-old suffering from obesity; Ruth Reid contributes "Always His Providence," in which a widow is in danger of losing her farm due to delinquent taxes; and from Mary Ellis comes "Always in My Heart," about a mother who believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager.
Rachel King has always wanted to work with horses, but when her handsome boss sweeps her off her feet, she starts to doubt everything in life, including her Amish faith. Horse breeder and trainer Jake Brady dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby with his new colt. But how much is he willing to risk for a chance at fame and fortune?
When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora King follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs --- a lifetime of unconditional love. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam's thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?
After the deaths of her parents, Amy King relocates to the community of Harmony, Maine, to get a fresh start and healing for her heart. Her fiancé, John Detweiler, is very supportive…until Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned and wants to connect with her. What will John do then?
When Phoebe illustrates a story of Eli's after a chance encounter in Niagara Falls, they join forces to produce a children’s book. Though their feelings for each other extend beyond the page, it remains to be seen whether their love can survive when Eli’s father suffers a heart attack and the couple’s business venture comes to a sudden halt.