Caught between who she is…and who she was.
Lauren Nolt hasn’t forgiven the Amish community of Lancaster County for shunning her parents. But returning as a successful Englischer working for large developers is just what she needs to get a promotion and give her parents the life they deserve. Coming face-to-face with her childhood bully, Amish widower Adam Hershberger, is the last thing she wants. Yet when her world’s shaken by a shocking discovery, Adam’s the only one she can confide in…
Adam’s never forgiven himself for the part he played in Lauren’s past, nor what drove him to do it. But as developers threaten his great-grossdawdi’s farm, she’s the only one who can help. And with his little girl determined to bring him and Lauren together at every turn, keeping his distance is impossible. Now they must learn to trust each other—even as their secret feelings grow stronger. But is love eMore info →
Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for some additional study guides, she does one better. She arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor.
Kayla has a secret, too. Her life has been turned upside down in a matter of months—her mother’s death propelled her father into a constant state of depression, and unable to deal with his erratic behavior, her longtime boyfriend has broken things off. But despite losing those she holds most dear, she hasn’t completely given up on love. Only now she seeks to find it in the sweet romance novels she secretly checks out from Sarah Anne’s bookmobile.
As Aaron and Kayla’s study sessions start to feel less like work and more like pleasure, they soon realize that happily ever afters don’t only happen in fiction; sometimes they happen when you least expect it.More info →
Miriam and Calvin Gingerich have been trying for a baby for several years, but the Lord hasn’t seen fit to bless them. Though Calvin claims he’s content with their childless state, Miriam knows he’s not, and when he starts spending more time off their farm, she worries he’s found someone else. But just as she finds herself at her lowest point, she discovers the ultimate surprise. Unable to confide in anyone who might tell Calvin—out of fear she’ll disappoint him with another miscarriage—Miriam turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller—and any books she may have on pregnancy and childbirth.
Calvin has been keeping a secret from his wife, but it’s not another woman. It’s a little boy. One afternoon when visiting Sarah Anne’s bookmobile, he meets Miles, a ten-year-old living with a foster family down the road. But after spending more time with the boy, Calvin learns that his foster family has no plans to adopt him. Calvin feels a connection with Miles and yearns to give the boy a home, but he’s afraid to tell Miriam, knowing she’s devastated they can’t have children of their own.
As weeks pass and Sarah Anne learns that Miles has nearly given up hope of ever finding a real home, she knows it’s time to intervene. It’s going to take some fancy footwork and a whole lot of prayer, but she knows she can help make this struggling couple into a happy family of four.More info →
A solitary sort, forty-two-year-old Atle Petersheim spends his time hard at work in his wood shop. But as the days get long, he realizes just how lonely he’s become. When his longtime crush, Sadie Mast, a widow and mother of three, asks him to help her build a room in their barn for her son Cale, Atle can’t say no. Eager to pursue Sadie at last, he turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for courting advice. More than happy to help, Sarah Anne decides the best way to learn about love is through books—romance novels to be precise.
Between completing holiday orders for her flourishing food business, helping Cale navigate a dramatic new relationship with his boss’s daughter, and coming to terms with the trauma her late husband had inflicted upon her and her children—not to mention Atle showing up at her door with flowers—Sadie is in over her head. Though Atle’s efforts are initially clumsy and his declarations a bit awkward, Sadie can’t help but be charmed by him. He’s patient and kind...and at times even seems to know far more about romance than he’s let on.More info →
Both of them have vowed from the bottom of their broken hearts never to love again.
Sweet Naomi Byler cooks meals for the guests at The Peony Inn, where Amish sisters and owners of the inn Esther and Lizzie love her like a granddaughter. She’s as happy there as a young woman can be, considering that her fiancé, Thomas, has left her to court someone else. She knows she’ll get over the love of her life in due time, but she assumes marriage will never be a part of her future.
Amos Lantz and his mother are guests at the inn, visiting town for a cousin’s wedding. Attending a wedding is the last thing Amos wants to do since his own fiancée, Sarah, died tragically just a year ago.
Naomi and Amos understand each other’s grief and become quick friends when they discover their mutual love of painting. As the two begin to paint through their sadness together, Esther and Lizzie play matchmaker—a risky move with the potential to backfire. And when Thomas makes an unexpected return intending to win back Naomi, she realizes she no longer knows her own heart.More info →
When sparks fly between a good Amish girl and a hunky member of the Hollywood elite, even matchmaking innkeepers Esther and Lizzie know better than to fan the flames.
Evelyn Schrock has dismissed the attempts of every young man in her small Amish community to court her. She’s willing to wait for a suitor who shares her curiosities about life and faith.
The only reason Jayce Clarkson is in Amish country hefting equipment for his famous father’s movie production company is for the paycheck. The homestyle cooking at the Peony Inn is a perk though, as is his friendship with Evelyn Schrock. If Jayce can endure his dad’s put-downs for a month, he’ll finally be in a position to make a fresh start—somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and the shadow of his checkered past.
To matchmakers Esther and Lizzie, the widowed sisters who operate the inn, Jayce seems like a good man stuck in a life he doesn’t want. But the boy isn’t Amish, and that leaves far too much room for broken hearts. Despite that, Jayce and Evelyn start to realize that they can’t deny their growing attraction. Any path forward seems impossible, and they will have to learn what the future will look like whMore info →
Finding peace means letting go of the past—and embracing the change that is to come.
Sisters Esther and Lizzie have a new employee, Rose Petersheim, to help them tend to The Peony Inn. But their old matchmaking ways have stayed the same. The sisters focus their efforts on the lovely twenty-five-year-old Rose. Though Rose is witty and outspoken, her nervous chattering makes her the best match for someone calm and good at listening. Someone like Benjamin—the handsome handyman who recently moved to town.
But when Esther receives an anonymous love letter and flowers, Rose’s love life is no longer the only one capturing the sisters’ attention. As they sleuth around searching for Esther’s secret admirer, they uncover that their grumpy renter, Gus, has a secret of his own that could bring about a difficult change in all their lives. And their continued meddling in Rose’s affairs reveals she, too, is hiding something—an old wound that could threaten her future happiness.
As Rose, Lizzie, Esther, and Gus struggle to release the weight of their pasts, they discover that although people are complicated, love doesn’t need to be.
This charming third installment of the Amish Inn series from bestselling author Beth Wiseman is a picture of loss and healing in which forgiveness will prove to be the greatest act of love.More info →
The bonnet sisters are back! Bedlam ensues when Cherish learns the truth behind the letters hidden under Bliss's bed.
Ever since Hope's wedding, the Bruner/Baker family is getting used to having one less person in the household. One thing Cherish didn't expect was to gain an admirer among the wedding guests. But she's not complaining.
When Debbie's parents visit, Debbie is forced to make some hard decisions.
Meanwhile, Christina gives birth and has a surprise that shocks everyone.
Will the fallout over the letters spell the end for Bliss and Adam?More info →
All Lydia King longs for this Christmas is for Samuel Hochstetler to finally admit to his feelings for her and ask her to accompany him to the Singings but Sam is painfully shy, and it seems she must look elsewhere for marriage prospects…
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Accomplished baker Lydia King never knew her own parents. She was conceived during her mother’s Rumspringa and born within the Amish community.
Her mother left soon afterwards, the draw of the Englischer ways too strong to resist, leaving Lydia in the care of her devoted grandparents and her mother shunned.
While Lydia loves life and her work in the bakery, especially at Christmastime, she can’t help but feel uncomfortable amongst the community, who always take the chance to remind her of her mother’s errant ways.
Still, it doesn’t stop her from falling for the shy Samuel Hochstetler, but how can she make sure he notices her in time for Christmas?
Lydia has the perfect plan. Knowing that Samuel has a sweet tooth she bakes a batch of special gingerbread, the recipe is all the way from England!
Her ruse works and Samuel cannot resist the festive sweet treat. Everything is perfect until Lydia’s past comes back to haunt her in the most unexpected way.
Will Lydia be able to unite the past with the present and be able to look forward to a bright future?
Or will the ghosts from the past force Samuel to rethink his rapidly growing affection for Lydia?More info →
To give her nephew a home, she’ll need one man’s help…
When Anke Bachman agrees to care for her Englisch nephew despite disapproval from her community, moving in to a derelict old house is her only option. With newcomer Josiah Mast’s help, she might just be able to make the place livable. But Josiah’s past has him wary of any hint of scandal. As their feelings blossom, can Josiah and Anke find acceptance in the community…and a future together?More info →
They can’t change the past…
but they can choose their future
Opening a new farm shop on Prince Edward Island with her little sister is Mattie Albrecht’s chance at a fresh start. But avoiding her past becomes impossible when Benjamin Kuhns—her old secret crush—offers to help with repairs. As they work together to renovate the shop, the new beginning they’re searching for could be right in front of them…More info →
Falling for each other could ruin everything…
Despite pressure from his parents, shy, stuttering widower Jethro Weaver does not want to remarry and has hatched the perfect plan—a fake courtship with an unsuitable partner. His senior by a decade, widow Susannah Mast has had enough of unwanted suitors and reluctantly agrees to Jethro’s scheme. But what happens when their fake relationship turns into something real?More info →
They have almost everything in common…except the thing that could keep them apart.
Much to her Amish mother's exasperation, Bay Stutzman isn't looking for a husband. That is, until a buggy accident on a stormy night leads to meeting handsome greenhouse owner David Jansen—who might just be Bay's perfect match. The only problem? David is a Mennonite. Now Bay is torn between her life among the Amish…and the man she can't envision a life without.More info →