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Amish Christmas Memories contains three delightful Christmas Amish novellas combined into one charming ebook! Susanna Byler wants to spend the holidays with the man of her dreams; Sarah Beachy searches for her brother who left the Amish years ago; and Naomi Miller recovers from tragedy with the help of her family and friends. Join Susanna, Sarah, and the Millers in these warm and tender Amish Christmas memories.
This free short story e-romance is an exclusive bonus from The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia. As a bonus, this free eBook also includes Amish homestyle recipes for chicken and dumplings, green beans, and fresh bread.
Heavy snow blankets the southwestern Wisconsin Amish community as nineteen-year-old Grace Miller closes the schoolhouse for Christmas break. She’s looking forward to having extra time to help the family prepare for the holiday, and she is hoping to get a few more drawings in of the beautiful, snowy Pebble Creek landscape. Her courtship with Adam Lapp is going on six months, and Grace can’t wait to give him his present: a blue-and-brown buggy blanket she crocheted for him. Yes, this Christmas is going to be especially joyful.
Yet, amid the cheer of snowshoe outings, church potlucks, and holiday festivities, Grace is given a bittersweet reminder of the Christmas story. Grief is present with celebration, and though the future is rarely certain, she is given a heartwarming glimpse that God knows our needs before we do and will provide.
This free short story e-romance is a prequel to The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia.
When Joseph Bontrager left Pebble Creek, all of Esther Schrock’s dreams and hopes for the future went with him. Bravely picking up the pieces of her broken heart, she resumed her life teaching at the schoolhouse with Miriam King. Now, nineteen months later, Joseph has returned. Despite her initial excitement, Esther feels anger rise up instead of love. Will she be able to forgive him for leaving? Forgive him for more than a year and a half of silence without a single letter? With Miriam’s encouraging words, and despite ominous clouds on the horizon, will Esther be able to replace the bitterness in her heart with affection for Joseph once more?
Brian Walker had the life of his dreams, but he lost it all in one tragic moment. Feeling God’s hand directing his path, he eventually became a member of a warm and loving Amish community. On the day his bishop asked him a question, his choice changed everything.
Journey back to 1858 Berlin, Ohio, in this free short story e-romance prequel from The Amish of Apple Grove series by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith. For 19-year-old Jonas Switzer, the promise of a productive life as an Amish farmer is only as real as a dream on the western horizon. Living on the charity of the Bylers, and with no claim to a family farm, Jonas’s future depends on a bold plan and an ambitious move. He also longs to catch the eye of Caroline Hersberger, the most beautiful young woman in the village, and share his dream with her. Will Matthew Kennel woo her first? Will she reject Jonas outright? Only God knows, and only He can provide Jonas with a godly wife and a home in the West.
This free short story prequel by bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark offers an exclusive bonus to The Men of Lancaster County series by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner. Fans of the series will enjoy this brief opportunity to revisit a family they have grown to love, and new readers will be introduced to a life-altering act that ends up reverberating throughout the three full novels of the series, The Amish Groom, The Amish Blacksmith, and The Amish Clockmaker. This e-short story also includes the first chapter of The Amish Groom.
It’s coming on spring, and Joel Miller is beginning to understand that his daughter is never coming home again. Three months ago, 18-year-old Sadie snuck away in the dead of night, breaking from the Amish faith to live the life of an Englischer. The family she left behind has been dealing with the loss ever since—especially her father, who is still struggling to comprehend how God could have allowed this to happen. Now the family dog has gone missing as well, and Joel is determined to find him and bring him back home no matter what it takes. As he searches for the missing pet, he wonders how find the strength to let his daughter go and move on with his life. How can he help his family do so as well?
A suspicious fire leaves an Amish bachelor dead, an innocent suspect in police custody, and Bishop Henry Lapp holding the possible key to unlocking the mystery. But will Henry trust God enough to use his extraordinary talent to help solve the case?
After the tragic loss of his second wife, Seth Hostetler believes he’ll never experience lasting love. He finds a friend in an Englisch woman. But what can he do when the things he wants most threaten to pull him away from the life he’s committed to live?
Through a series of tragic events, Sarah Yoder becomes the sole provider for her five younger siblings. Then two more orphans steal her heart—along with Paul Byler, the Amish man who moves in next door hoping for calm but finding God’s calling instead.
Joy Miller wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother—especially now that her relationship with Matthew Slagel, the bishop’s son, was deepening. But when a television crew rolls into Pinecraft, Florida, to film a new show about the Amish, tension threatens to rip apart their relationship…and the entire Amish community.
With her baptism approaching, Susanna knows time is running out to make a choice: stay with her family or hope she can find love in the Englisha world. But a piece of blackmail in the hands of a would-be suitor might take away the only choice she has.
Cousins Lydia and Sandra Troyer and their friend, Rosemary Beiler have always been close. The cousins have eyes for Ezra Wagler, but when their fathers face financial ruin, Lydia and Sandra make a deal as to who should have Ezra’s affections…while Rosemary decides to make a play for Ezra herself.