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Ellen Harris
Description: A new family has moved to Sparrow Island, and Bobby MacDonald makes a friend his own age. But something about the new boy's story doesn't add up. The boy's grandmother acts reclusive and protective. His father lands a job a the hospital, but his expertise seems far too advanced for a physician's assistant. Abby Stanton wants to welcome the family to the island, but are they in some kind of trouble?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Liz Johnson
Description: "When pirate wreck tour guide Anne Norris finds evidence of an undiscovered shipwreck, she seeks the help of museum director Carter Hale to uncover the truth and treasure that could save her business. But can she trust him with her secrets and her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Beth White
Description: "With the Civil War over, Mississippi Belle Joelle Daughtry wants to establish a school to teach freed slaves. But she might have to form an alliance with her childhood nemesis and reveal her deepest secret to make changes in her world--and her heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Linda Byler
Description: Edna Miller had found herself drawn to Emery Hoschtettler with an attraction she can explain no better than she can put a stop to it. Emery seldom seemed to pay her much attention, but Edna decided it would be unfair to marry anyone else when her heart longs only for him. By twenty-nine, just as she's reconsidering her choice, Emery asks her out. But she feels Emery is hiding something. Or is Edna simply unable to accept true love after so many years of waiting? Would God really lead her all this way, just to leave her alone again? -- adapted from Goodreads.com info
Call Number: FIC Byl
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Susie Finkbeiner
Description: "After Annie Jacobson's older brother is deployed to Vietnam during the war, tragedy at home brings their estranged father home without welcome. As tensions heighten, Annie and her family must find a way to move forward as they try to hold both hope and grief in the same hand"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Laura Scott
Description: "When guide dog trainer Eva Kendall stumbles on a dognapping, someone sets their deadly sights on her. Now she'll do anything to find her guide-dog-in-training, except admit her most painful secret to K-9 officer Finn Gallagher. But can Finn and his K-9 partner help her track down the puppy and uncover the criminal's true motives before attacks on Eva turn fatal?"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Karen Barnett
Description: "A man who can't read will never amount to anything--or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain "requirements." Nate exchanges the harsh Brooklyn streets for the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, curious if the Eden-like wonderland can transform him as well. Elsie Brookes was proud to grow up as a ranger's daughter, but she longs for a future of her own. After four years serving as a maid in the park's hotels, she still hasn't saved enough money for her college tuition. A second job, teaching a crowd of rowdy men in the CCC camp, might be the answer, but when Elsie discovers Nate's secret, it puts his job as camp foreman in jeopardy. Tutoring leads to friendship and romance, until a string of suspicious fires casts a dark shadow over their relationship. Can they find answers before all of their dreams go up in smoke?" -- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Rachel J. Good
Description: It's been seven years since Rose Ebersol left her Amish home, and the fast-paced Engisch life she thought she wanted has created a void in her heart. When she receives a plea from her sister to come home and help care for their ill Daed, Rose leaves the city and returns to her roots. She fully expects her father to be angry with her, but the unexpected bitterness of Jonathan, her former best friend, leaves her hurt and confused. Jonathan Fisher never forgot Rose or the fact that she was supposed to marry his younger brother. Her return rattles the widower, but now he is raising three young children on his own, running a dairy farm, and building an organic gardening business. He doesn't have time to reconcile the past. Not wanting to leave until her father has recovered, Rose offers to ease some of Jonathan's burden, and hidden feelings from the past soon begin to resurface. Jonathan's love for Rose is in the past, but it's hard to forget when she so easily slips into the role of caregiver for his children. Though she'd made the choice to leave the community, Jonathan finds it nearly impossible not to get reattached to this woman who has always held his heart. Spending so much time with Jonathan's family and learning how to live a plain life again stirs a longing in Rose she didn't anticipate. Everything she ever wanted is right in front of her. But can she gain the forgiveness--and the courage--she needs to return home for good?
Call Number: FIC Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Roxanne Rustand
Description: He left a soldier and returned a cowboy. Can Rocky Mountain Ranch make him a husband? After a medical discharge from the marines, all Devin Langford wants is peace and solitude on his Montana ranch. Instead, he finds his childhood nemesis, Chloe Kenner, in his rental cabin. The cheerful cookbook writer can't forget how she once pestered him and crushed on him. Is her sunny smile just what he needs to begin healing?
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Jessica Kate
Description: "Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away. Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast. An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all.
Call Number: FIC Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Kelly Irvin
Description: "Schoolteacher Mercy Yoder loves her life in the beautiful West Kootenai region of Montana. But when a wildfire blazes outside her beloved community, she and her family are forced to evacuate and flee to the small town of Eureka. John Hostetler, Mercy's beau, sorts through the damage left by the fire, helping Mercy set up a makeshift school to continue her passion. Eureka is filled with fire personnel, media, and rubberneckers--more contact with the outside world than Mercy has ever experienced. A chance encounter with a smoke jumper, Travis Cooper, leads to longer conversations about her Amish beliefs and life. As word arrives that their home was one of the houses destroyed in the fire, Mercy struggles to accept that everything they owned is gone. A life's worth of memories. She hides her bitterness from her father, who accepts such events as God's will. How can it be God's will that they would start over with nothing? John's decision to return to Kansas pours kerosene on her doubts. Her heart is doubly broken. While John is away, Travis continues to seek Mercy's company. His observations force her to look at her life from a different perspective. But is it the right perspective? When all seems lost, including her way, Mary finds unexpected beauty and love springing from the ashes of all that she's known"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Nancy Mehl
Description: "Priscilla's decision to take the painting above her fireplace to be cleaned reveals a startling find. Beneath the layers of paint hides a famous painting that was stolen fifty years ago. How did it end up in Priscilla's cottage? When the painting vanishes, Priscilla finds herself both a suspect and in danger from someone who might be the real thief. And her search for the truth uncovers new facts about the argument that ended the relationship between her mother and Aunt Marjorie. Meanwhile, Priscilla learns that Gerald's daughter and son-in-law could be moving for a new job-- and Gerald is considering retiring and moving with them. Will Priscilla be able to process and acknowledge her growing feelings for the handsome Coast Guard captain before it's too late?" -- Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Meh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Description: Journey to a unique area of Pennsylvania where three distinct Amish communities thrive, and meet three young women whose struggles with faith, family, and romance will touch your heart.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Rachel Linden
Description: "At 26, idealistic baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, baking at The Butter Emporium, and the love of her life, her boyfriend Ethan, by her side. But when Ethan breaks up with her instead of proposing on their sixth dating anniversary (with the Tiffany blue box in his pocket), Mia's carefully planned future crumbles. Adrift and devastated, she determines to find new meaning in her life by helping those in need. Guided by recurring dreams about honeybees that seem to be leading her toward this new path in life, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on an around-the-world humanitarian trip funded by the reclusive billionaire, Lars Lindstrom. Along with a famous grunge rock star, an Ethiopian immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the trip of a lifetime. From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia's eyes are opened and her idealistic vision is challenged as she experiences the euphoria, disillusionment, and heartbreaking reality of humanitarian work abroad. As Mia grapples with how to make a difference in an overwhelmingly difficult world, circumstances force her to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the unexpected life she has built."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Jo Ann Brown
Description: "Grace Church is putting on its first ever living Nativity, and the congregation members are all pitching in, including Mary Fisher, owner of Mary's Mystery Bookshop. But only a week before Christmas, the costumes go missing. Then the sheep escapes from its pen and the flyers around town have all been torn down. Someone is sabotaging the living Nativity! A lifetime of reading mystery novels has given Mary sleuthing skills of her own, but as she investigates the strange mishaps, she discovers that the truth is far more complicated than she expected. Can she save the Nativity--and the church's 'goodwill toward men'--before Christmas?" -- Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Susan Page Davis
Description: Sarah is busy with preparations for her wedding when a woman brings her a beautiful, hand-embroidered antique quilt that holds an intriguing puzzle. Beatrice received the quilt from an unnamed donor. Adopted as a baby, Beatrice wonders if it could have come from her birth mother. Sarah agrees when she notices a rebus--three bees on one of the squares--which stands for "Beatrice". If Sarah can decode the other squares, she suspects they will lead her to the truth about Beatrice's murky past. But someone doesn't want her to find out the truth. Can she decode the clues and reunite Beatrice with the family she never knew?
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Josie Damico
Description: Liz Eckardt, owner of the Olde Mansion Inn, has a case of the January blahs. She's not the only one. The Material Girls can't seem to build much enthusiasm for their latest quilting projects. Even Beans, Liz's lazy bulldog, is sawing more logs than usual. But then someone thinks of a bang-up idea: a clearance sale at the Sew Welcome Shop, along with a fun fabric swap to turn everyone's moods. To spruce up the store, Sadie and Mary Ann hire Jacob Hochstetler, a former Amish man who now works at Cross Furniture Company, to construct a custom cabinet to showcase some of their wares. Jacob's been living in the city for a few years, but now he's come home and is trying to carve out a new life for himself. When one of Liz's guests, a man who goes against everyone's grain, is murdered in Jacob's temporary workshop in Liz's garage, Jacob is immediately pegged for the crime. After all, it was his chisel buried in the victim's chest. Jacob has a stained past--but Liz can't believe her young friend is capable of finishing anyone off. Liz has more than just a murder to solve, though. The dead man left behind a flighty fiancée whose heartwood is not exactly broken. Seems she's been pining after Jacob all along, and Liz must console the woman when her plans for their future are cut down. Another guest at the inn is tough to gauge. It isn't long before everyone's leveling accusations at him. And what about Samuel Hochstetler? Jacob never measured up to his father's specifications, but when there's a threat to his family, Pleasant Creek may find that Samuel is capable of rubbing someone out. Can Liz, with help from the Material Girls and Mayor Jackson Cross, assemble the pieces of this case before a killer puts the screws to another victim?
Call Number: FIC Dam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Emily Thomas
Description: Anne balances raising her children alone with her job at the library and anonymous threats against her reputation.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Tara Johnson
Description: Cassie Kendrick is on the run. Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man, but she's discovered an escape. Disguised as a man, Cassie enlists in the Union army, taking the name Thomas Turner. On the battlefields of the Civil War, keeping her identity a secret is only the beginning of her problems, especially after she meets Gabriel Avery, a handsome young photographer. Anxious to make his mark on the world and to erase the darkness and guilt lurking from his past, Gabriel works with renowned photographer Matthew Brady to capture images from the front lines of the war. As Gabriel forges friendships with many of the men he encounters, he wonders what the courageous, unpredictable Thomas Turner is hiding. Battling betrayal, their own personal demons, and a country torn apart by war, can Cassie and Gabriel learn to forgive themselves and trust their futures to the God who births hope and healing in the darkest places?
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Bethany Turner
Description: "After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn't love her in the "forever" way she loves him, Cadie believes it's time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing. But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie's favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It's a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?" -- Back cover
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
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A Beautiful Sound
Ellen Harris
FIC Har
Mountains Of Grace
Kelly Irvin
FIC Irv
A Glitter Of Gold
Liz Johnson
FIC Joh
Seascape In Shadows
Nancy Mehl
FIC Meh
A Reluctant Belle
Beth White
FIC Whi
The Brides Of The Big Valley : 3 Romances From A Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community
FIC Bri
A Second Chance : An Amish Romance
Linda Byler
FIC Byl
The Enlightenment Of Bees
Rachel Linden
FIC Lin
All Manner Of Things
Susie Finkbeiner
FIC Fin
The Lost Noel
Jo Ann Brown
FIC Bro
Blind Trust
Laura Scott
FIC Sco
Threads Of Love
Susan Page Davis
FIC Dav
Ever Faithful
Karen Barnett
FIC Bar
Unhappy Returns
Josie Damico
FIC Dam
Hearts Reunited
Rachel J. Good
FIC Goo
Unlocking The Truth
Emily Thomas
FIC Tho
High Country Homecoming
Roxanne Rustand
FIC Rus
Where Dandelions Bloom
Tara Johnson
FIC Joh
Love And Other Mistakes : A Novel
Jessica Kate
FIC Kat
Wooing Cadie Mccaffrey
Bethany Turner
FIC Tur