Fall was normally a routine season in Amish Country with harvest taking up much of the Plain farmers time. They put in long hours of hard work, shucking corn and making the last crop of hay. But one fall near Wickenburg, Iowa wasn't normal at all. When Jacob Stolfus's barn burnt down, he saw a rider on horseback leave his cornfield. After Sheriff Dawson investigated, he said the fire was arson. The news spread through the Amish Community, leaving Plain people stunned and in fear. As quickly as they could, the Amish farmers organized a barn raising so life on the Stolfus farm could get back to normal. What the Amish Community didn't realize was that life wasn't going to be normal for weeks. Next Rudy Briskey's corn field burnt, and after that Nurse Hal was attacked in her barn. While she laid unconscious on the barn floor, the arsonist set a hay bale on fire, hoping to kill Hal and destroy the Lapp barn at the same time. When the arsonist hurt Nurse Hal, a valued member of the Amish community, that really tested the faith of the devout Amish pacifists. This inferno of destruction caused a great deal of lost income and worry for the safety of Amish families and neighbors. Why was this happening to the Amish, and what building would go up in flames next? Would the next fire take someone's life?
Against the peaceful night sky, a barn BURNS… Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns. Each was designed like an old-fashioned quilt square, representing a piece of the Amish traditions Sarah loved. The works of art were intended to draw more tourists to the Home Valley in the struggling economy. But instead, they invited a menace. One by one, each barn is set ablaze and destroyed…. The arson fires spread fear through the community—among Amish and Englischers alike. Arson investigator Nate MacKenzie, an outsider, struggles to investigate the crime scenes while adhering to Amish ways. As the fires rage, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family secrets are exposed. Now Sarah wonders if she's being punished for her pridefulness…or whether there's a more malevolent will at work.
Take a trip through the Amish countryside and fall in love with these three sweet tales of Amish romance. While searching for her Amish roots in Pennsylvania Dutch country, a young nurse falls for the dashing local police chief. The new doctor in town clashes with the Amish community’s trusted midwife until they realize agree on what’s truly important. A sensible young Amish woman must choose between family obligations and the love of a handsome newcomer with a bad reputation. If you love Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter, then you’ll love these Amish books from Love Inspired. Three heartwarming books, one great price. This bundle includes: RESTLESS HEARTS by Marta Perry THE DOCTOR’S BLESSING by Patricia Davids COURTING RUTH by Emma Miller
Return to Home Valley with book one in Karen Harper’s fan-favorite romantic suspense series Budding artist Sarah Kauffman has turned a few of her community's barns into works of art, painting intricate murals on their sides to represent a piece of the Amish traditions she loved. But she’s unwittingly invited a menace into the town, as one by one, each barn is set ablaze and destroyed… The fires spread fear through the community, and arson investigator Nate MacKenzie struggles to investigate the crime scenes while adhering to the community’s ways. As the fires rage, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family secrets are exposed. Now Sarah wonders if she's being punished for her pridefulness…or whether there's a more malevolent will at work.
?Practical and detailed travel guide to Amish landmarks and lifestyle.??Booklist?This useful guide to an interesting area is recommended for travel collections.??Library Journal?Heavy on vacationing facts?everything including Amish etiquette, bike tours, restaurants, shopping and local radio stations.??(Cleveland) Plain Dealer?An insider?s scoop on where to stay, how to find the local fairs, firehouse suppers, and farmer?s markets, and where to find the best restaurants, museums, and covered bridges.??Family FunLancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Amish Country, attracts five million visitors a year. Its distinctively rural flavor and Amish inhabitants offer tourists a glimpse of life in the tranquil, unspoiled countryside.Guide to the Amish Country: 3rd Edition comprehensively explains Amish culture and beliefs and contains addresses and descriptions of attractions, motels, eating places, and various happenings. Also included are quilt shops, antique markets, wineries, farmers? markets, parks, and museums.The guide describes such popular attractions as the world?s largest pretzel bakery, the Strasburg Railroad, Hershey, the People?s Place Quilt Museum, the Amish Village, Dutch Wonderland, and Lancaster County?s 29 covered bridges.
Written in the tradition of Tony Hillerman, in Clouds without Rain, P. L. Gaus once again provides compelling intrigue and insight into Amish culture and tradition alongside contemporary American life. In the wake of a fatal accident involving an Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler, Professor Michael Branden, working with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department, becomes suspicious about the true nature of the crash. His suspicions only grow when the trustee of the dead man’s estate disappears a few days later. Faced with Amish teenagers in goat masks robbing buggies on dusty lanes, land swindles involving out-of-town developers, several mysterious deaths, and the disappearance of a bank official, Branden realizes that there is far more to the story than a buggy crash on a sleepy country road. This new edition of Clouds without Rain features an exclusive interview with the author, reading group materials, and a detailed map and driving guide to Holmes County, Ohio with everything one needs to visit the iconic scenes depicted in the story.
A community's best intentions are tested when a local barn fire looks like arson. They know Katie lies. Is she responsible? As Katie gets trapped in her own web of lies, the line between truth and deceit becomes muddled. Katie can't make herself forget what happened to her in Goshen. And her stories won't make the pain go away. Then a neighbor's barn burns down, and it looks like arson. Now Katie is the number one suspect. Is Katie responsible? If so, does that make her beyond redemption? And if not, how can a proven liar clear her own name? Katie is at the end of her rope. What she does next will shock a community and expose a family's tragic secret. Find out in the Amish Love and Healing by Rachel Stoltzfus. This is the third book of the Big Valley Amish series. If you love Christian Amish stories about love, healing, and the power of community, start reading Amish Secrets and Lies today! Great for lovers of Amish romance novels, Amish romance authors, Amish romances, Amish romance writers, Amish romance book, Amish romance fiction, Amish romance novel excerpt, best Amish romance authors, Amish Christian romance authors, list of Amish romance authors, Amish romance books, Amish romance books online, free Amish romance books, Amish Christian romance books, Amish contemporary romance, Amish romance collection, Amish English romance, Amish romance fisher, Amish romance movies, what is Amish romance, good Amish romance, list of Amish romance, Amish romance novel authors, top Amish romance novels, Amish romance novels read online, Amish romance series, Amish romance stories, Lancaster PA, Amish country, Lancaster county saga, Amish books series, Amish New Books, Amish books fiction, Amish books, Amish books authors, Amish Christmas books, Amish life books, Amish books, Amish girl book, Amish living books, living Amish, Amish book series authors, Amish bookends, Amish reading books, Amish next book, Amish bookstore, Amish and Mennonite books, Amish grace, Amish fiction series, Amish fiction 2019, Amish fiction book club, inspirational Amish fiction, inspirational Amish, Amish ebook, Amish girl book, Amish culture, Amish books to read, Amish 2019, Amish upcoming books about the Amish lifestyle.
For this Amish widow, nowhere is safe... Unless she trusts the Englischer she once loved. Waking up to a man trying to kidnap her is Amish widow Rachel Albrecht’s most terrifying moment—until she discovers he’s already taken her teenaged sister. Now Rachel’s life—and her sister’s—depends on her first love, Englischer deputy Noah Warren. But the danger of rekindling their forbidden love is the least of Rachel’s worries with her family in a killer’s sights…
In Cast a Blue Shadow, his fourth Amish mystery, P. L. Gaus spins a suspenseful tale of power, pride, and tested faith. As always, Gaus explores the threshold of culture and faith among the Amish sects and their English neighbors, combining it here with the political divisions unique to the academic world. After an early winter blizzard in Holmes County, Ohio, a wealthy socialite is found murdered in her mansion. That same morning, a troubled student, Martha Lehman, turns up at her psychiatrist’s office, bloody and unable to speak. Professor Michael Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson begin an investigation that threatens to tear Millersburg College apart. Mute for many years as a child, Martha is once again unable (or unwilling) to speak. As Branden wrestles with the murder of the college’s leading benefactor, the real story of Martha Lehman begins to emerge—born Amish, converted to Mennonite, and drawn to the “English” world for the worst of reasons. This new edition of Cast a Blue Shadow features an exclusive interview with the author, reading group materials, and a detailed map and driving guide to Holmes County, Ohio, with everything one needs to visit the iconic scenes depicted in the story.
Book 7 of the Amish-Country Mysteries "A sensitive account of the impact on this community when outsiders (that is, the cops) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée's older, richer, and very persistent admirer.” —The New York Times Book Review The chill of autumn is just settling into Holmes County, Ohio, when Bishop Leon Shetler is startled out of his morning reverie by the words, “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.” No one—least of all Sherriff Bruce Robertson—believes that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. But the young Amish man is adamant that he killed his romantic rival in order to win Vesta Miller. So when Robertson’s investigation reveals two potentially related murders in Florida’s Pinecraft Amish community, Professor Mike Branden and detective Ricky Niell head south to unravel the connection between the dead man and a far-flung Amish outpost on the shores of Sarasota Bay Praise for P. L. Gaus and his Amish-Country mysteries: “Gaus spins a fine mystery.” –Booklist “Tony Hillerman of the Amish.” –The Christian Science Monitor
An Amish woman targeted by a serial killer is the only living witness… As the sole woman to escape the Dead of Night Killer, Catherine Fisher’s the key to catching him—if he doesn’t kill her first. Now it’s up to FBI agent Sutter Brenneman to protect her. But with her memory missing and all clues indicating the serial killer took her for very personal reasons, it’ll take everything Sutter has to keep her safe.
A community's best intentions are tested when a local barn fire looks like arson. They know Katie lies. Is she responsible? As Katie gets trapped in her own web of lies, the line between truth and deceit becomes muddled. Katie can't make herself forget what happened to her in Goshen. And her stories won't make the pain go away. Then a neighbor's barn burns down, and it looks like arson. Now Katie is the number one suspect. Is Katie responsible? If so, does that make her beyond redemption? And if not, how can a proven liar clear her own name? Katie is at the end of her rope. What she does next will shock a community and expose a family's tragic secret. Find out in the Amish Love and Healing by Rachel Stoltzfus. This is the third book of the Big Valley Amish series. If you love Christian Amish stories about love, healing, and the power of community, start reading Amish Love and Healing today!
Her brother was murdered. Will she be next? While searching for proof that her brother’s death was no accident, Lilah Schwartz is almost killed by a sniper in her Amish community. Hiding in Levi Burkholder’s barn is all that keeps her alive. The former soldier will do everything in his power to protect Lilah, but can he and Lilah uncover the evidence her brother hid before she’s the next to die? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith. Amish Country Justice Book 1: Plain Target Book 2: Plain Retribution Book 3: Amish Christmas Abduction Book 4: Amish Country Ambush Book 5: Amish Christmas Emergency Book 6: Guarding the Amish Midwife Book 7: Hidden in Amish Country Book 8: Plain Refuge Book 9: Deadly Amish Reunion Book 10: Amish Country Threats
In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own Amish quilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide. Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.
When a college-aged Mennonite girl with a checkered past turns up bloodied and battered during the worst blizzard of the year, the subsequent investigation will implicate her in the killing of the wealthy mother of her boyfriend. (Mystery)
Secrets and danger in Amish country Amish Country Kidnapping by Mary Alford Waking up to a man trying to kidnap her is Amish widow Rachel Albrecht’s most terrifying moment—until she discovers he’s already taken her teenaged sister. Now Rachel’s life—and her sister’s—depends on her first love, Englischer deputy Noah Warren. But the danger of rekindling their forbidden love is the least of Rachel’s worries with her family in a killer’s sights… Amish Country Undercover by Katy Lee Taking the reins of her father’s Amish horse-trading business, Grace Miller’s prepared for backlash over breaking community norms—but not for sabotage. Now someone’s willing to do anything it takes to make sure she fails, and it’s undercover FBI agent Jack Kaufman’s mission to stop them. But can Jack face his own Amish past long enough to shield Grace from a killer? USA TODAY Bestselling Author Mary Alford