An Amish Picnic

From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories about picnics and romance.

An Amish Picnic

From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories about picnics and romance.

An Amish Picnic

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An Amish Picnic

From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four sweet stories about picnics and romance. Baskets of Sunshine by Amy Clipston Kevin Weaver has lived with his brother’s family since his parents passed away when he was young, but he craves a home and family to call his own. Freeman Kurtz owns a successful brick mason business, and Kevin takes the job as Freeman’s apprentice to pursue his own financial freedom. Phoebe Kurtz is helping her sister with her booth at the marketplace when she notices Kevin, her father’s employee. Their friendship grows, but Kevin is convinced that the difference in their ages makes a relationship between them impossible. Amidst summer outings, Kevin and Phoebe must decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk. Candlelight Sweethearts by Kelly Irvin Esther Marie Shrock loves her job at Valley Grocery Store where she’s worked for four years. Despite a stutter that has plagued her since childhood, she thrives filling orders from a steady stream of customers. Still, at 25, she and her family wonder if romance is in her future. Jasper Cotter isn’t good with people, but he’s found himself obligated to take over day-to-day operations of the family owned grocery store—a store he doesn’t have the first clue how to run. Thrown together, Esther Marie and Jasper don’t exactly see eye to eye. One night, the store loses power, and the candles aren’t the only things shooting off sparks. Esther Marie and Jasper are suddenly forced to discover common ground when it matters most, and they might be surprised with love along the way. Reeling in Love by Kathleen Fuller Nina Stoll and Ira Yoder are just friends. Just friends and fishing buddies. Every Saturday afternoon, they have a picnic at their favorite fishing hole and see who can out fish the other. Until Nina starts to wonder if there’s more. Her plans to share her feelings go awry, and circumstances seem destined to keep Nina and Ira apart. With both Nina and Ira confused and hurting, it’s going to take courage, some help from the community matchmakers, and a little bit of divine intervention for Nina and Ira to realize they’re each other's perfect catch. Picnics and Prospects by Vannetta Chapman Faith Troyer is claustrophobic, and David Lapp builds tiny houses. They went on a date years ago with disastrous results. Now that they’re in their late twenties, their families and friends are beginning to wonder if either will ever find that special someone. When a picnic outing is diverted by the discovery of a package of letters dating back to the 1970s, they take it upon themselves to find answers to a mystery that causes them to rethink their past and consider their future.

Picnics and Prospects

An Amish Picnic story by Vannetta Chapman Faith Troyer is claustrophobic, and David Lapp builds tiny houses.

Picnics and Prospects

An Amish Picnic story by Vannetta Chapman Faith Troyer is claustrophobic, and David Lapp builds tiny houses. They went on a date years ago with disastrous results. Now that they’re in their late twenties, their families and friends are beginning to wonder if either will ever find that special someone. When a picnic outing is diverted by the discovery of a package of letters dating back to the 1970s, they take it upon themselves to find answers to a mystery that causes them to rethink their past and consider their future.

Candlelight Sweethearts

An Amish Picnic story from bestselling author Kelly Irvin Esther Marie Shrock loves her job at Valley Grocery Store where she’s worked for four years.

Candlelight Sweethearts

An Amish Picnic story from bestselling author Kelly Irvin Esther Marie Shrock loves her job at Valley Grocery Store where she’s worked for four years. Despite a stutter that has plagued her since childhood, she thrives filling orders from a steady stream of customers. Still, at 25, she and her family wonder if romance is in her future. Jasper Cotter isn’t good with people, but he’s found himself obligated to take over day-to-day operations of the family owned grocery store—a store he doesn’t have the first clue how to run. Thrown together, Esther Marie and Jasper don’t exactly see eye to eye. One night, the store loses power, and the candles aren’t the only things shooting off sparks. Esther Marie and Jasper are suddenly forced to discover common ground when it matters most, and they might be surprised with love along the way.

Reeling in Love

An Amish Picnic story by bestselling author Kathleen Fuller Nina Stoll and Ira Yoder are just friends.

Reeling in Love

An Amish Picnic story by bestselling author Kathleen Fuller Nina Stoll and Ira Yoder are just friends. Just friends and fishing buddies. Every Saturday afternoon, they have a picnic at their favorite fishing hole and see who can out fish the other. Until Nina starts to wonder if there’s more. Her plans to share her feelings go awry, and circumstances seem destined to keep Nina and Ira apart. With both Nina and Ira confused and hurting, it’s going to take courage, some help from the community matchmakers, and a little bit of divine intervention for Nina and Ira to realize they’re each other's perfect catch.

Baskets of Sunshine

An Amish Picnic story from bestselling author Amy Clipston Kevin Weaver has lived with his brother’s family since his parents passed away when he was young, but he craves a home and family to call his own.

Baskets of Sunshine

An Amish Picnic story from bestselling author Amy Clipston Kevin Weaver has lived with his brother’s family since his parents passed away when he was young, but he craves a home and family to call his own. Freeman Kurtz owns a successful brick mason business, and Kevin takes the job as Freeman’s apprentice to pursue his own financial freedom. Phoebe Kurtz is helping her sister with her booth at the marketplace when she notices Kevin, her father’s employee. Their friendship grows, but Kevin is convinced that the difference in their ages makes a relationship between them impossible. Amidst summer outings, Kevin and Phoebe must decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.

An Amish Singing

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An Amish Singing

Romance is bound strike a chord when the young people of Bird-in-Hand join together to bring their community the gift of song. Hymn of Praise Sharon Lambert and Jay Smoker have been friends for a long time, but lately Jay has seen Sharon in a new light. They begin spending time together, and Sharon invites Jay to her family’s home to serve dinner and sing traditional hymns for their English guests. When Jay decides that this tramples upon his doctrinal beliefs, can these two dear friends compromise and find love? Or will Jay’s strict views keep them apart? Amazing Grace Dave Esh is broken with guilt after a recent tragedy. When Alice Blank, an acquaintance from school and youth group, invites him to join an informal singing group that performs for community members in need, Dave doubts he will enjoy himself—let alone find peace. Will Alice’s friendship help Dave learn how to forgive himself the way God already has? Great Is Thy Faithfulness Darlene Bender’s mother has been battling cancer, and Darlene can’t understand why God would allow someone so wonderful to go through such a terrible time. She finds strength in her singing group and friends, and when Andrew Detweiler senses that Darlene needs a confidant, he approaches and befriends her. As love blossoms between them, Darlene might soon realize that God was with her all along. O Holy Night Elaine Lantz and her parents have just moved to town from New Wilmington. After leaving behind some painful events and a group of deceitful friends, Elaine worries she’ll never be able to trust again. But the young people of Bird-in-Hand don’t give up, and Calvin King takes it upon himself to make Elaine feel welcome. Perhaps friendship and love await Elaine in her new hometown. “Well-written, well-developed, and beautifully romantic, Amy’s books are at the top of the Amish genre.” —New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray Sweet, inspirational Amish reads Collection includes four stories (23K words each) that can be read together or as standalones Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Matched and Married

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Matched and Married

Neither Margaret nor Owen has any interest in getting married. But in the small Amish town of Birch Creek, where marriage is on everyone’s mind, their plans don’t stand a chance. Margaret Yoder can’t seem to catch a break. Even though she’s dedicated to her Amish faith, her wild rumspringa won’t stay in the past, and her mother keeps pressuring her to get married. To placate her mother and get away from former “friends”, she decides to return to Birch Creek to visit family—and pretend to find a husband. Like Margaret, Owen Bontrager isn’t looking for a spouse, something that’s hard to avoid in Birch Creek, where an ad for brides in the local paper has brought a swarm of single women to the thriving town. When he meets Margaret in an unexpected way, they discover they have more in common than they ever expected. In some ways, they are a perfect match. Margaret struggles to keep her goal of avoiding romance in order to focus on being a faithful member of the Amish church, and it doesn’t help that she finds Owen intriguing. Knowing they don’t have a future together; she returns home and gives in to her mother’s insistence that she get married. Can Margaret betray her feelings for Owen and become a dutiful daughter and wife to the man of her mother’s choosing? Or will Owen find a way to free Margaret of her past by giving her the future they both are surprised to find they desire? “Fuller brings us compelling characters who stay in our hearts long after we’ve read the book. It’s always a treat to dive into one of her novels.” —Beth Wiseman, bestselling author Sweet Amish romance Second in the Amish Mail-Order Bride series, but can be read out of order Book one: A Double Dose of Love Book three: Love in Plain Sight (available Spring 2022) Book length: 77,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Amish Secrets Collection

You go on your picnic with Mary. We will be just fine.” Isaac took a few steps toward his mother. “Are you sure? I can cancel and go another time.” “Nee, nee.” She waved a hand toward the door. “You go. Everything will be fine.

The Amish Secrets Collection

Three complete novels from beloved Amish author Beth Wiseman are now available in a low-priced, one-volume e-collection! Her Brother’s Keeper Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers to the questions surrounding her brother’s death. What she never expected to find was peace. Love Bears All Things Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love? Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? Home All Along Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?

The Jam and Jelly Nook

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The Jam and Jelly Nook

In the final installment of Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Marketplace series, a young widow struggling to raise her son dreams of one more chance at love. Since her husband died seven years ago, Leanna Wengerd has done her best—tending to her son, Chester, and running her Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market. Though she enjoys seeing her cousins and customers at the marketplace, she wishes she could find more time for her rebellious teenage boy. When Chester gets into trouble for trespassing, he winds up at the police station with his friend Maggie, who was riding with him to a youth group gathering. Leanna comes to the police station to fetch Chester and happens to meet Emory, Maggie’s father. Emory is also a widower, raising Maggie alone—and both he and Leanna have similar burdens and problems. Over time Emory and Leanna become closer friends, discovering how much they have in common. As single parents, they struggle with the limits of what they can provide for their children and feel somewhat responsible for what happened to their respective spouses. The two eventually realize they have feelings for each other—but when they try to date, their children resist. Will God pave a way for them to build a family together, or will hurdles block the path to a second chance at happiness?

Amish Quilts The Adventure Continues

amish gone modern Quilts that use simple Amish patterns, but not Amish colorations, such as a white background This quilt ... Reflection of the Times by Angela Yosten, 40 ̋x 44 ̋, 2013; Quilted by Natalia Bonner An Amish Picnic Quilt by ...

Amish Quilts  The Adventure Continues

This volume features 21 Amish-inspired quilts by some of today's top quilt designers—with simple patterns showing off beautiful solid fabrics. Thirty years after Roberta Horton’s classic, An Amish Adventure, introduced quilters to the joys of Amish quilting, the editors at C&T Publishing are proud to bring you the adventure's next chapter. Along with the 21 featured quilt projects, this volume includes a gallery of 17 more beautiful quilts and an introduction by Roberta herself on what makes a quilt Amish. Some of the quilt projects in this volume use traditional 19th-century patterns. Others offer distinctly modern takes on Amish ideas. They all celebrate the simplicity, the bold geometry, and the rich dark fabrics that give Amish quilts their ageless appeal.

A Double Dose of Love

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A Double Dose of Love

Prepare for a double dose of romance and fun when two sets of Amish twins find love. Identical brothers Zeb and Zeke Bontrager aren’t looking for love. They have their hands full with a new horse farm, a half-finished ranch house, and a wild colt, thanks to Zeke’s hasty business dealings. Now Zeb must contend with Zeke’s bad decisions, hidden debts, and tendency to avoid responsibility, which threaten their good standing in the Birch Creek Amish community. When a newspaper ad prompts Darla King to travel to Birch Creek in search of a husband, her identical twin, Amanda, promises their parents she’ll convince Darla to come home. After all, Amanda is the responsible and reliable one. She has always protected Darla, who acts on impulse and trusts people too easily. The sisters’ close relationship is strained as Darla asserts her independence and Amanda grapples with regrets of her past and the longings of her own heart. When Zeb and Amanda join forces to protect Darla and Zeke from each other, none of them can possibly predict the outcome as all four come face-to-face with their highest hopes and deepest insecurities in the first installment of the Amish Mail-Order Bride series.

An Undeniable Secret Amish Secrets 4

Will perused the lumber, trying to decide which would be best to use for a picnic table. He noticed an Amish man looking at the lumber as well. Maybe he'd know. “Excuse me, may I ask your advice?” The man nodded. “I'm building a picnic ...

An Undeniable Secret  Amish Secrets  4

Saloma Troyer, the oldest of eight children, is shattered when calamity visits her family. As she attempts to pick up the pieces and move on, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and a secret is discovered that will change Saloma's life forever. William Griffith is certain Sally is the one God has planned for his future wife, but there's one little problem. She's Amish. Can they work through their differences and forge a life of love, or will a secret from the past destroy any chance of a happily ever after?

Peace in the Valley

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Peace in the Valley

After a devastating wildfire sweeps through her town, one young Amish woman is shown a different way to practice her faith . . . but pursuing it could cost her everything she holds dear, including the man she loves. Nora Beachy loves her life. She works in the community store in West Kootenai, takes care of her family and courts with Levi Raber. She and Levi plan to marry, but Levi wants to wait until he has the money to buy them a house before he pops the question. Nora doesn't want to wait. Is there something keeping Levi from marrying her? Nora's peaceful existence is swept away when wildfires threaten her family's home. She's forced to evacuate to Libby where she stays with family in an Amish community that embraces a charismatic style of worship rejected by her own parents and the Kootenai district elders. Nora's drawn to the emotional, powerful style of worship, the musical instruments, and the more relaxed lifestyle. She knows she's headed for a shunning if she doesn't stop breaking the rules, but she can't understand why both forms of worship aren't lovely in God's eyes. Nora's stuck in the middle. She loves her family and doesn't want to lose them. She loves Levi. But she must make a decision: return to her traditional Amish life or embrace this new way of worshipping and living. Will she sacrifice her relationship with Levi and her family for a different kind of faith?

A Daughter s Truth

“Remember that picnic I told you about? The one I put together to show her what an English picnic was like?” “Yah . . .” “She planned one a week later. To show me what an Amish picnic is like.” His gaze lifted to the wall just beyond ...

A Daughter s Truth

Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can’t quite win her mother’s smile—or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t quite place . . . Emma knows she’s a reminder of her mother’s greatest sorrow, having been born on the same day Mamm lost her beloved sister. The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets anonymously left at her aunt’s grave each year on Emma’s birthday—gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents. But the day she turns 22, a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey . . . Searching for answers, Emma travels to the English world and finds a kinship as intriguing as it is forbidden. But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected? The answers are as mysterious, and as devastating, as the truth that divides Emma from the only family, and the only life, she’s ever known . . . Praise for Portrait of a Sister “Laura Bradford is a master storyteller; this book will stay with you for a long, long time.” —New York Times bestselling author, Tasha Alexander “A charming, well-told story of love and devotion between sisters.” —New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck “Kudos to Bradford for a complex and compelling story about faith, family, and love.” —Sally Kilpatrick, author of Bless Her Heart “A gentle and engaging tale, a lovely escape.” —USA Today bestselling author Susan McBride

The Amish Bride

“Would you like to go out back to the picnic area? The boys can play on the playground. It's shady and we can eat without worrying about dripping ice cream all over the store.” “Goot idea,” Neziah agreed. “I just need to remember to ...

The Amish Bride

An Unexpected Courtship Ellen Beachey's dreams of being a devoted Amish wife and mother are finally within her reach. But she didn't expect she'd have to choose between two brothers. Golden-haired Micah has a heart filled with adventure and a ready smile. Serious but gentle elder brother Neziah is a devoted and caring father of two. But Ellen and Neziah share a heartbreaking past that might prevent any hope of a future. Ellen never imagined an arranged union as a way to find true love. She wants to be loyal to her family, but she needs to follow her heart…if only she can figure out what it wants. Lancaster Courtships: Life and love in Amish country Collect all 3 book in the series! The Amish Bride by Emme Miller The Amish Mother by Rebecca Kertz The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids

The Farm Stand

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The Farm Stand

Experience some sweet, garden-fresh romance in the next installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Marketplace series. Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her father is the bishop of her church district, and her brother is a deacon. They are a very close family, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, who is married and has two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her parents. Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. Her parents approve of Josiah, who is a hardworking roofer. He’s handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn’t warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. She secretly longs for more. Along comes William “Will” Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. He wants Salina to supply the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Salina especially tries to deny her feelings for Will since her father wants her to marry within the community. Both Salina and Will feel stuck in their current relationships, but they cannot deny what they feel for each other. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them?

The Amish Bride The Amish Mother

“Would you like to go out back to the picnic area? The boys can play on the playground. It's shady and we can eat without worrying about dripping ice cream all over the store.” “Goot idea,” Neziah agreed. “I just need to remember to ...

The Amish Bride   The Amish Mother

Two Amish beauties find love in these heartwarming tales The Amish Bride by Emma Miller Ellen Beachey's dreams of being a devoted Amish wife are within her reach—but she'll have to choose between two brothers. Micah has a heart filled with adventure. Neziah is a caring father of two—but they share a heartbreaking past. Ellen will need to follow her heart…if only she can figure out what it wants. The Amish Mother by Rebecca Kertz Amish widow Lizzie Fisher loves her seven stepchildren but worries that brother-in-law and heir to the farm Zachariah Fisher will send her away. Lizzie's determined to prove she's a hard worker and a loving mother. Soon she's falling for the handsome farmer and hopes he'll see they're meant to be a family forever.

An Amish Paradox

Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community Charles E. Hurst, David L. McConnell ... The group has a mailing list of more than two hundred individuals and meets twice a year for a picnic and fellowship, ...

An Amish Paradox

An Amish Paradox captures the complexity and creativity of the Holmes County Amish, dispelling the image of the Amish as a vestige of a bygone era and showing how they reinterpret tradition as modernity encroaches on their distinct way of life.

Amish Second Chance Romance Three Book Box Set

lovely it was to have a picnic by the pond. “And the Amish way of life must be wonderful,” she concluded. Jeremiah looked surprised. “Well, we think it is,” he said, “but not many others would agree.” Charlotte waved her arms ...

Amish Second Chance Romance  Three Book Box Set

Here are all three books in this Number 1 Best-selling Amish Romance series from USA Today Bestselling Author, Ruth Hartzler. 1. Healing Hearts Diana Hunt has been an advertising executive in New York for the past fifteen years, avoiding her family and her old home in Lancaster as much as she can. A phone call changes everything. When Diana returns home, she finds herself the close neighbor of Amish man, Jethro Wittmer, whose heart she broke fifteen years earlier. Is Jethro betrothed? And why does Diana care? Can God work a miracle and heal these broken hearts? 2. Match Made in Heaven Celeste Hunt fancies herself as a matchmaker. Her handsome friend, the Amish man Jeremiah Wittmer, warns her not to meddle with love, but his warnings fall on deaf ears. Her latest attempt to play Cupid has gone amiss in more ways than one. Will Celeste find love, or she is destined to remain single forever? Will her gift of matchmaking ruin her one true chance at happiness? 3. The Secret of Love Englischer, Lavender Watson, is in love with Amish mann, Ezra Wittmer, but does not want to become Amish, not even for love. When she finally decides she will become Amish after all, she discovers it's too late. Ezra is engaged to an Amish woman from another community. Will the discovery of a tightly held secret bring Lavender true love?