With all the warmth of a cozy quilt, three authors stitch together Amish tales of hearts joined, friendships patched, and the bright joys of Christmas tradition . . .A Willow Ridge Christmas PageantCharlotte HubbardSeth Brenneman didn't expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kauffman and her two children. . .or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu live Nativity pageant to help his Amish community, will their roles reveal their hearts--and work a miracle for a lifetime?A Christmas On Ice MountainKelly LongMatthew Beider and Laurel Lapp's secret wish to marry is a gift their feuding fathers definitely won't accept. And trying to settle their dats' long-standing quarrel is making their holiday anything but merry. Can rediscovering the joys and friendships of Christmas past finally turn their families' futures bright? A Perfect Amish ChristmasJennifer BeckstrandAnna and Felty Helmuth's grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he'd rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing--falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Not only is Dottie Schrock an excellent quilter and baker, she's having a party. There's just one complication--Gideon is not invited. Dottie has her reasons, but Anna trusts that the spirit of Christmas--and true love--will change her mind, and her future . . ."Fans of Amish fiction will love the Seasons of the Heart series."--Marta Perry, Lydia's Hope"A delightful voice in Amish romance. Sweet and funny." --Emma Miller
In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth and new romance brings sparkling joy. . .Twins For ChristmasFor spirited Martha Coblentz and her twin Mary, the snow has delivered the perfect holiday and birthday present to their door--handsome brothers Nate and Bram Kanagy. But when unforeseen trouble interrupts their season's good cheer, it will take unexpected intervention--and sudden understanding--to give all four the blessing of a lifetime. . .Kissing The BishopAs the year's first snow settles, Nazareth Hooley and her sister are given a heaven-sent chance to help newly widowed Tom Hostetler tend his home. But when her hope that she and Tom can build on the caring between them seems a dream forever out of reach, Nazareth discovers that faith and love can make any miracle possible. . ."A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis." --Emma MillerDelicious holiday treat recipes included!Praise for The Seasons of the Heart series"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 StarsPraise for Naomi King"A heartwarming story, beautifully told."--JoAnn Grote, author of "Image of Love"
When a young man marries an unwed mother to save her reputation and give her baby a home, he must find a way to bring love and joy into their lives as well.
The leaves are falling and there's a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the Old Ways are about to be put to the test . . .Autumn WindsWinds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they're bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again--if only there weren't so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves. "A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis." --Emma MillerDon't Miss The Debut Of The Seasons Of The Heart SeriesSummer Of Secrets
"Fans of Amish fiction will love the Seasons of the Heart series." --Marta Perry, Lydia's HopeBreath Of Spring As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious she has taken her five siblings to live with her. She's never been truly at home in her faith. . .or believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she's gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast and unshakeable helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn't think of someone so lost as more than a friend. Believing she is unworthy because of her doubts, Annie Mae will find in a moment of surprising revelation that God can work impossible miracles--and that love makes all things new. Praise for The Seasons of the Heart series"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today
"Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace." --RT Book ReviewsAs the year draws to a close, the brand-new colony of Promise Lodge is thriving, a welcoming community that offers three Amish sisters a fresh start. And as Christmas approaches, gifts big and small are given with love . . . As Promise Lodge's first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop's narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn't sit well with the Bender sisters, the town's courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren't the most important of God's gifts--even if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship. Amos hasn't given up hope that stubborn, spirited Mattie will change her mind about taking another husband, but when an accident threatens to change the course of his life forever, he wonders if the Lord has sent him a message. He'll need faith, hope, and charity to find the right path--and a Christmas blessing to convince Mattie to walk it with him. Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series "Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today
The Christmas CradleFor the peaceful town of Willow Ridge, November presents an early holiday surprise. Stranded in the snow, 18-year-old Lena Esh and her boyfriend Josiah Witmer need more than a place to stay for the night. Lena defied her strict family and their judgmental beliefs to run away with Josiah and have his baby. But she's starting to wonder if he can prove as responsible as he is passionate. And she isn't sure how--or if--they can ever find a place to truly call home.Expecting their own miracle baby, Miriam and Ben Hooley rally the town to help the young couple, and Lena draws strength from their unexpected support. Though trouble may come calling, in this season of joyous rebirth, a little child will lead them. And two couples will see their dreams of forever family come true . . .
Bold Colorado Kiss Vowing that no man would ever be her master, Irish beauty Lyla O'Riley stowed away on a ship bound for America. With a respectable job as a housekeeper at the Golden Rose saloon in Cripple Creek the lissome colleen felt safe and independent - though somewhat starved for affection. Then one hot evening she stepped into the kitchen to loosen her confining corset and catch a breath of air. All of a sudden the handsomest man she'd ever seen was staring at her exposed flesh - then kissing her. His hands were everywhere at once, and warmth seeped through her body like butter into hot bread. As the well-muscled intruder led her to the gates of paradise with his bold caresses, Lyla felt herself surrendering to his ardent embrace...just this once? Wild Irish Caress Rugged Marshall Barry Thompson was thoroughly enjoying his best friend's wedding celebration at the Golden Rose, but he sure was glad he wasn't the one getting hitched! Love 'em and leave 'em was the marshal's motto. Then he spied a honey-haired minx in a lacy lavender gown that left little to his imagination. Felled by one mischievous glance from sparkling periwinkle eyes, Barry followed her - and captured her lips in a searing kiss. As he stroked her velvety curves and felt her supple body yielding to his fevered embrace, he knew he must possess her - then and there! Tomorrow he would resume his stance as Cripple Creek's most unattainable bachelor but tonight he'd feel his passions soar in the arms of the beguiling and irresistible Lyla O'Riley!
How does a lawyer who's sworn to uphold law and order come to terms with his love for a daring trick rider who's been accused of murder?
Harvest Of BlessingsThe tranquil little town of Willow Ridge is facing a startling challenge. Wealthy Nora Glick Landwehr is determined to make it her home again--and put her past to rest. Cast out by her own family, Nora can't reconcile with Old Amish ways or her strict father. But she'll do anything to help her community embrace the future . . . and make amends to the daughter she had to give up. So, she certainly has no time for her reckless new neighbor Luke Hooley. They disagree about almost everything. And how can she trust him if he always seems to believe the worst about her? Somehow, though, his unexpected support and passionate heart are helping her find her own way in faith. And Nora will discover that even in the face of insidious lies and unyielding judgment, God creates unexpected chances for forgiveness--and love.
"Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace." --RT Book ReviewsIt's a better life, a fresh start--and a heaven-sent second chance. Founded by three Amish sisters determined to put misfortune behind them, Promise Lodge is a colony where faith's abiding promise can be fulfilled--and love can make all things new...Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She's also hoping the change will help her son Noah's heart to heal after his broken engagement. But his former fiancée, Deborah, is looking for a fresh start too. Filled with regret, and cast out by her dat for a reason she can't yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness. Deborah is the last person Noah expected to show up at Promise Lodge. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he's reluctant to accept her apology--even if the Old Order ways demand he try. If only he could obey Christ's most important commandment: love one another. But one thing is certain--his mother and aunts, and their beloved Preacher Amos, will do their best to help him get there. Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today
"Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace." --RT Book ReviewsHoused in a rustic red barn, the Simple Gifts crafts shop celebrates the talents of the Amish of Willow Ridge--and the faith that inspires them. For the acceptance of simplicity opens the path to love. As far as Edith Riehl is concerned, the baby twins thrust suddenly into her arms are a heaven-sent gift. Unable to conceive, she longs to be a mother with a home of her own. She's going to abide by her promise to handsome Asa Detweiler to take care of them while he looks for their real father. And even if her domineering dat Cornelius refuses to countenance Asa's suit, she can only pray the bachelor's honesty and persistence will uncover the truth--even as he's kindled an impossible hope for a love of her own . . . Asa can't understand why anyone would think he would be so dishonorable as to father babies and then abandon them. He's determined to clear his name--but Edith's caring ways also inspire him to help heal her wounded spirit and earn her trust. In the face of heartbreaking deception, he and Edith must find the strength to understand, forgive . . . and claim their own hearts' joy. Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today
Welcome to Willow Ridge, Missouri! In this cozy Amish town along the banks of the river, the Old Ways are celebrated at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, and love is a gift God gives with grace. . . Summer Of Secrets Summer has come to Willow Ridge, but Rachel Lantz is looking forward to a whole new season in her life--marriage to strapping carpenter Micah Brenneman, her childhood sweetheart. When a strange Englischer arrives in the café claiming to be the long-lost sister of Rachel and her twin Rhoda, Rachel feels the sturdy foundation of her future crumbling--including Micah's steadfast love. As the days heat up and tempers flare, Rachel and Micah will learn that even when God's plan isn't clear, it will always lead them back to each other. . . "A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis." --Emma Miller
A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis. --Emma Miller Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of the tranquil Amish town. . .Winter Of WishesAs another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith's shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she's looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love. Praise for The Seasons of the Heart series"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"Appealing." --Publishers Weekly
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