Masquerading as a governess, Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission to find the man who ran off with her fortune and reclaim what’s rightfully hers. But does God have something --- or someone --- better in mind?
Jesse Montgomery, a reformed rowdy cowboy, desperately wants to build a life of his own outside Apple Grove. When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Katie Miller is the young healer in the district who attends to him. This sweet Amish widow can't risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, yet she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see.
Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth's heart.
Cassandra Bainbridge loves everything about her betrothed, Geoffrey Giles, the earl of Whittaker, except for one thing --- he doesn't love hot air ballooning as much as she does. However, after a terrible accident makes Cassandra break her betrothal and move out to the country, she doubts that her life will ever be as wonderful as she once imagined. When Whittaker comes back into her life, will she have to choose between him and her dreams?
In the midst of making a photo memory quilt for her graduating daughter, widow Mara Keegan suffers a heart attack. While recuperating, she struggles to finish the project in time and discovers burgeoning feelings for the man who's keeping her business going without her. Will Joel find his way into Mara's heart and onto Cadence's quilt?
Tori Taylor is a cancer surgeon who finds herself dying on her own operating table. After undergoing a heart transplant, Tori has memories of a homicide that she didn't witness. With her new heart, her previously ordered life is cluttered with chaos. Threatening memories, a search for the truth, and new opportunities for love and faith await.
A HOME FOR LYDIA, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Fed up with the poor quality of life in 1880 New York, Tarsie Raines encourages her friends Joss and Mary Brubacher to move with their two children to Drayton Valley, Kansas, hailed as the land of opportunity. She offers to help with expenses and to care for Mary and the children as they travel west by wagon train. But when tragedy strikes on the trip across the prairie, Tarsie is thrown into an arrangement with Joss that leaves both of them questioning God and their dreams for the future.
From Amy Clipston, the author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, comes two books in one: A PLAIN AND SIMPLE CHRISTMAS --- in which shunned Anna Mae doesn’t receive the welcome she expects when she pays a visit for Christmas; and NAOMI'S GIFT --- re-introducing 24-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love and has all but given up on marriage and children.
A winter storm raging outside blows Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick into the home of Mattie and Sol Riehl --- and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?
Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, 20-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Soon she finds herself caught in the crossfire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters.
Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy moves to Boston to stay with her spinster aunt. She longs for romance to fill the void left by her parents' death. But when she falls hard for Steven O'Connor, the man who broke an engagement to her sister, Annie is worried. Will he break her heart too when he discovers who she really is?
Jake and Marlee's marriage is over! Driving to the lawyer's office, they start to argue --- and slam into a snowbank. Marlee trudges to a nearby house, where an old man claims he can mend broken relationships. He takes her on a journey through the past, present --- and two futures --- with her lifelong love. Which will she choose?
One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death. Despite much reluctance, Mia teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate this tragedy. But the deeper they dig, the more complications unfold --- even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her.
The death of her husband has left Annalisa Werner with few options to save the family farm. She needs a plentiful harvest --- and a husband to help bring it in. So her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. Then a man named Carl Richards appears; he's looking for work and will serve on the farm until her husband arrives. With time running out, Annalisa accepts his help, but there's more to this stranger than he's admitting.
When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, Reuben, the brother of Deborah’s best friend’s fiancé, is thrown in jail as the prime suspect. Though innocent, Reuben refuses to divulge any information, leaving Deborah and Callie to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that has rocked the quiet Amish community.
Rebecca Switzer, a young Amish woman, fell in love years ago with Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy. Sheriff Colin Maddox can hardly believe he has lost his heart to a Plain and simple woman. Can Colin convince Rebecca to forget Jesse and give him a chance?
A PROMISE FOR MIRIAM, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Ingrid Larsen, a young Swedish immigrant, arrives in Michigan in 1871 to search for her brother who has disappeared into the woods to work the dangerous lumber camps. She encounters a newly-widowed farmer who is struggling to raise five children on his own. Marriage would solve both of their problems, and so Ingrid proposes to a man she barely knows. She will fight to protect her new family --- but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.
Old Order Amish Samuel King needs to keep the family apple orchard profitable, while 30 miles away, Rhoda Byler’s father must take back her two-acre grove. Samuel believes he has an answer to both of their business needs, but removes his offer when he learns that Rhoda may practice magic. When a tornado destroys his orchard, Samuel joins a group of Amish who will establish a new settlement in Unity, Maine. Unaware of Samuel's plans, Rhoda has joined a different group of Amish heading for that same destination.
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