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Love Comes to Paradise
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Release Date: February 2013
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3867-9
Case Lot Quantity: 32
Collection/Series Name: The New Beginnings Series
Series: 2

Love Comes to Paradise

Love Comes to Paradise is the second book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh starts…and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.

Nora King believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can’t seem to capture Elam’s Englisch-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries.

And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs—a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam’s interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam’s thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?

Meet the author

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis

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.

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A Word from the Author

Love Comes to Paradise continues my tale of three Amish sisters who leave Lancaster County is search of fresh starts in life. Nora follows her heart to central Missouri where she finds herself torn between two men in a very different world. When I visited and researched this beautiful area two summers ago I was fascinated with the rich, fertile land, where weather often changes without warning. I hope you'll enjoy our second stop: Paradise, Missouri.”
Mary Ellis, author of Love Comes to Paradise

Editorial Reviews

“Ellis gives the Amish culture the respect it deserves, and her research on the Amish way of life shines in each of her stories.”
RT Book Reviews

“Mary Ellis is fast becoming one of my favourite Amish authors, not just because of her skill at creating believable characters and rendering realistic Amish communities, but also because of how challenged and uplifted I feel when I read one of her novels…"

“This is an excellent read for those who wish to learn about this caring community, as well as being a fine romance.”

“From beginning to end, I was captivated. This is Amish genre at its best!”

“…an entertaining tale of faith…”
—The Midwest Book Review

“This was a fun story…I was glad to see the story continue with Nora. It was fun to see her character develop from a flighty girl to a more mature young woman.”

“Ms. Ellis is a stellar Amish author…”

“…a wonderful tale of love and forgiveness…”

“Mary Ellis writes with such beauty… Any Amish fiction lover needs to grab this whole series.”

“…a great book.”

“Author Mary Ellis has done a remarkable job of presenting and developing a character like Nora.”


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“Wow, does Mary Ellis deliver again! I completely fell in love with Amy, Nora’s sister in Living in Harmony and never thought I could enjoy getting to know Nora the same way in Love Comes to Paradise—I was wrong. Ms. Ellis has a way of turning words on a page into real life, living breathing people who I want to not only know, but become lifelong friends with. She truly has a gift of weaving spiritual truths into a great story that already has many surprises, twists and turns, and secrets. “
Cheri Swalwell

“Mary Ellis does a fantastic job of making the reader care about the people of Paradise.”
—Michelle Durben,

Love Comes to Paradise is a wonderfully complex, yet refreshingly simple story of work, love, friendship, and faith among realistic Amish characters who struggle with genuine issues. In short, it's a perfect Mary Ellis novel: well-plotted, beautifully written, and positive without being saccharine. If you already love Amish fiction, this new novel will delight you. If you're a newcomer to the genre, the New Beginnings series is a great place to start.”
Mary K. Johnson

Love Comes to Paradise is an enjoyable tale of a rocky road to maturity and accepting God’s grace.”
Terri Wangard

“I recommend this book to everyone. Mary is a wonderful Christian writer and I love her writing.”
—Lois Klobucher

“As usual when I read a novel by Mary Ellis, I laughed and cried the whole way through. Ellis is a skilled storyteller and I like how she has researched different Amish in different areas. Best of all are the characters—realistic and funny. Well done!"
—Rosanna Huffman

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