Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward friend refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return and make things right with the People. Nick avowed his love for Rose--but will he ever be willing to sacrifice modern life for her? Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, is living in her parents' Dawdi Haus. Her estranged "English" husband, injured and helpless after a car accident, has reluctantly come to live with her and their young daughter during his recovery. Can their marriage recover, as well? Is there any possible middle ground between a woman reclaiming her old-fashioned Amish lifestyle and thoroughly modern man?
After an ice cream party to celebrate the last day of school, Dunkum's cousin Ellen's seeing-eye-dog disappears, and the Cul-de-sac Kids get help from an unexpected source in solving the mystery.
Dunkum's persistence in digging out a mysterious object that he discovers in a mudhole yields some interesting information about previous residents in the neighborhood.
Children's mystery, Grade 2-3, about a blind girl's missing guide dog. Easy chapter book.
The Cul-de-sac Kids decide to practice a fruit of the Spirit for the new year. One doesn't want to, but is helped to change his mind by a homeless puppy.
Dunkum has a new basketball signed by his hero, David Robinson. He spends all his time playing with this. Someone with a weird name has stolen the basketball! And he's leaving messages everywhere!
Jason takes advantage of his parents' absence to sneak forbidden chocolates behind his babysitting grandmother's back, but a Bible verse and a talk with God help him understand the importance of good behavior.
A growing number of Honeybrook's Amish farmers are demanding tractors and other forbidden modern conveniences. When a revival adds to the tensions, passions flare. With the Old Order community pushed to the breaking point, Nellie and Caleb find their families, and themselves, in the midst of what threatens to become an impossible divide.
Hoping to surprise his grandfather on Father's Day, Eric tries both a bird sculpture and a pickle pizza and worries about the acceptability of both gifts.
Book 19 in The Cul-De-Sac Kids chapter book series for young readers. When Carly Hunter takes the class guinea pig home for the weekend and decides to test Piggy's skill for weather-telling on Groundhog Day, trouble can't be far away.
Her quaint Amish life was no match for his city ways, until a remnant from her past united them.
A preacher's daughter in an Amish order in Pennsylvania has conflicting emotions. Should she join the church? How can she get the boy she loves back? Should her non-Amish friend come to visit?
Katherine Mayfield, the new Mistress of Mayfield Manor, always dreamed of a fancy "English" life. But as the seasons pass, she finds herself grieving the loss of her Amish family and her dearest friend, Mary Stoltzfuss. Shunned from the Plain life she once knew, Katherine finds solace in volunteer work with hospice patients, a labor of love she hopes will bring honor to the memory of her birth mother. Unknown to Katherine, her long-lost love, Daniel Fisher, is desperate to locate his "Sweetheart girl," only to be frustrated at nearly every turn. Meanwhilc, she delights in the modern world--once forbidden--cherishing the attention of Justin Wirth, her handsome suitor. Her childhood cnnvincd with Daniel's, yet her present life far removed from Lancaster County, Katherine longs for the peace that reigned in her mother's heart. And once again, she is compelled to face the heritage of her past.
Mamma slipped away to Glory one week ago today. The People laid her to rest on Glendorn Hill in a simple poplar coffin next to Dat's grave, under stand of sycamores. The January sky sagged, gray and low, like an eternal sigh. Had there been a speck of azure in the heavens, I might've thought the Good Lord meant it as a sign of hope. I stood tall and silent with my four younger siblings: Caleb, Anna Mae, Josiah, and Hannah, ranging in age from fourteen to six. We watched as the men from our church district shoveled the hard, cold dirt into the gaping hole. My throat ached, yet I did not so much as shed a single tear as little Hannah sniffled next to me at the graveside service....
A woman in danger flees for safety. But will the Amish community where she chooses to hide keep her safe?
Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together. Jennifer Burns shocks her family and friends when she bids farewell to her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world, settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp. The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them--one handsome Amishman in particular--and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren set for her. . . challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.
In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. For instance, why does her mother weep in the night, and why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong with his wife and with his marriage? Then, in one startling moment, Grace's mother unexpectedly leaves the family in search of something that will deliver her mother from the deep grief that she feels. With her mother's desertion, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time boyfriend. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. Similarly, the other members of the family attempt to deal with their sense of abandonment and their feelings of betrayal. Finally, the larger community also tries to make sense of this irreproachable action. At the same time, Heather Nelson, an non-Amish, graduate student is plagued by a doctor's diagnosis of terminal cancer. In her denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County hoping to find the peace and rest that she desires. Lancaster is the last place she and her now deceased mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? In this first book of the Season of Grace series, the lives of the wounded characters begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt. They each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles and glimpse the gracious hand of a loving God who moves the characters toward spiritual wholeness. At the end of the novel, many questions are left unanswered leaving the reader ready to read the next novel in the series to finish his or her own patchwork quilt. Through this novel, the reader becomes acquainted with the community, culture, and personal dimensions of Amish life. The non-Amish reader becomes enthralled in the story as he or she travels to a different realm of existence. The reader learns to appreciate this often misunderstood culture.
Holly's secret dream is to visit her father in California. Andie isn't thrilled with the plan, and neither are Holly's mom and sister. What will summer be like without them, and why does Holly's new friend want her to go so much?
[Back Cover]: "All her life [Katie] has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come at a price too dear to pay? Why would Katie Lapp's mother, a plain and simple Amishwoman who embraces the Old Ways, hide a beautiful satin baby dress in the attic? The staggering answer comes on the eve of Katie's wedding to widower Bishop John, throwing her life--present and future--into confusion." The author, Beverly Lewis, drawing on the Amish heritage of her mother, understands the characters as if their author were one of them.
Jason Birchall's been bragging all week about his science fair project--alfalfa sprouts growing in a carpet square! But on the morning of the fair, Jason's super sprouts are missing. What can he do? And why does Eric Hagel look so sneaky? Will Jason's super-smelly plan to get back at Eric cause a stink in the cul-de-sac?
Fourteen-year-old Holly develops a crush on Mr. Barnett, the new student teacher in drama class.
Book 13 in the chapter books, "The Cul-De-Sac Kids". Jason knows a secret about his scary new pet, and he's not about to share it with his cul-de-sac pals. Will he use Pinktoes to trick his friends?
The anticipation of a homecoming, a chance to set things right. . . Yet will "the telling" cause further pain? Accompanied by her new English friend, Grace Byler has left Bird-in-Hand to search for her mother in Ohio. But what if Lettie refuses to be found? Meanwhile, Lettie continues her private quest to find the missing piece of her life, though she is increasingly torn between the family she left behind and yearning for her long-lost child. Will mother and daughter find the answers they seek? The Powerful Series Conclusion from New York Times Best-Selling Author Beverly Lewis.
Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringe of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives. Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good Amish fellow, so she dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband. Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?
Abby and Stacy build a tree house and decide not to share it with the other Cul-de-sac Kids, even if they have to form a new all-girls club to get their way.
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