a matter of faith five inspirational amish romances

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Thrill Of The Chaste

Author : Valerie Weaver-Zercher
ISBN : 9781421408927
Genre : Religion
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Browse the inspirational fiction section of your local bookstore, and you will likely find cover after cover depicting virtuous young women cloaked in modest dresses and wearing a pensive or playful expression. They hover innocently above sun-drenched pastures or rustic country lanes, often with a horse-drawn buggy in the background—or the occasional brawny stranger. Romance novels with Amish protagonists, such as the best-selling trailblazer The Shunning by Beverly Lewis, are becoming increasingly popular with a largely evangelical female audience. Thrill of the Chaste is the first book to analyze this growing trend in romance fiction and to place it into the context of contemporary literature, religion, and popular culture. Valerie Weaver-Zercher combines research and interviews with devoted readers, publishers, and authors to produce a lively and provocative examination of the Amish romance novel. She discusses strategies that literary agents and booksellers use to drive the genre’s popularity. By asking questions about authenticity, cultural appropriation, and commodification, Thrill of the Chaste also considers Amish fiction’s effects on Amish and non-Amish audiences alike. -- Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite LifeSuzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish fiction and host of Amish WisdomLynn Neal, Wake Forest University

A Simple Choice

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When Kate was 14, the 19 year old Benjamin promised to marry her when she was old enough. Yet a few years later, Kate finds that Benjamin has married another Amish woman. Why did the honorable Benjamin go back on his word and marry someone else?Kate's faith is shaken, and she vows to leave the Amish as soon as she is able. After four years living in the Englisch world, Kate feels neither Amish nor Englisch. To make matters worse, living away from the community and away from Benjamin has done nothing to lessen Kate's feelings for him.Kate asks God to grant her a husband, yet never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined the way in which this unfolds.A Simple Choice is Book 1 in the Amish Romance Secrets series.Also in the Amish Romance Secrets series:Book 2 Annie's FaithBook 3 A Small SecretBook 4 Ephraim's ChanceBook 5 A Second ChanceBook 6 Choosing AmishAll Samantha Price Amish books are sweet and clean romances.

An Amish Love

Author : Kathleen Fuller
ISBN : 9781595548757
Genre : Fiction
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Combines two of today's most popular genres--romance and Amish fiction--into one volume, featuring Healing Hearts, What the Heart Sees, and A Marriage of the Heart. Original.

What The Heart Sees

Author : Kathleen Fuller
ISBN : 9781401686048
Genre : Fiction
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Some believe in love at first sight. But lasting love is most clearly seen with the heart. "A Miracle for Miriam" Miriam forgave Seth for humiliating her when they were children on the schoolyard, but since then, she's guarded her heart. Years later, Miriam sees him at a Christmas party and notices something has changed--not just how he acts, but how he looks. When Seth pursues her, she rebuffs him. She's not that foolish love-struck girl anymore. But Seth is intent on convincing her that he's worth a second chance. "A Place of His Own" When Josiah left Paradise the first time, he didn't even say good-bye. Now he's back, ten years later, and he's changed. Why is he so distant and bitter? Where is the boy who used to be Amanda's best friend? Amanda is learning that there are things even a capable Amish girl can't fix. But will she just stand there and let him disappear again? "What the Heart Sees"Ellie Chupp is resigned to never love again after she loses her sight in an accident. Christopher Miller has returned home, five years after a tragedy took the life of his fiancee. When Ellie and Chris meet again, their attraction is undeniable. But the possibility of loving another person again is terrifying. By letting go of the past and their fears of the future, old friends remind each other that what matters most is invisible to the eye.

Thrill Of The Chaste

Author : Valerie Weaver-Zercher
ISBN : 9781421408903
Genre : Fiction
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Weaver-Zercher blends academic analysis with her own experiences of researching, reading, and talking with others about Amish fiction in order to explore the phenomenon, with particular attention to the hypermodernity and hypersexuality that are fueling the appeal of the genre for evangelical Christian readers.

The Christmas Quilt

Author : Patricia Davids
ISBN : 9781459282490
Genre : Fiction
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Years ago, Rebecca Beachy kept her reasons for rejecting Gideon Troyer's marriage proposal a secret. Then Gideon left their Amish community. Now, Rebecca crafts quilts to raise money to cure her blindness. She's also busy guarding her heart against love. Until Gideon returns, at risk of being shunned, to make the winning bid on one of her exquisite quilts. Will the quilt—a patchwork promise of rediscovered love—bring Gideon and Rebecca back together again?

Rebecca S Bouquet

Author : Lisa Jones Baker
ISBN : 9781420141597
Genre : Fiction
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“Written with tenderness and simplicity.” —Joan Wester Anderson, New York Times bestselling author First in a new series Three young Amish women, gifted with hand-carved hope chests to hold their treasures and their dreams for the future, find the inspiration they need to help them reconcile love and faith in the most unexpected ways… The last thing Rebecca Sommer dreamed her plan to wed would bring is a heart-wrenching choice. She thought she and her betrothed, William, would spend the rest of their lives in Illinois’ heartland, raising a family in their close-knit Amish hometown. But when he must travel far out of state to save his ailing father's business, Rebecca braves her relatives' disapproval—and her own fears—to go work by his side. And though she finds herself ever more in love with the dedicated, resourceful man he proves to be, William’s growing interest in English ways may be the one challenge even her steadfast faith can't meet… William knows he couldn't ask for a more loyal wife-to-be. And the bravery that helps Rebecca tackle every obstacle makes her even more admirable. He simply won't ask her to sacrifice her deepest beliefs, no matter how right they are for each other. But the patience and care that crafted Rebecca's hope chest is somehow showing them there's more than one way prayers can be answered—and hearts brought together forever... “The prayers and faith are respectfully illustrated, and Baker emphasizes the conviction required to hold to Amish traditions while surrounded by 21st century conveniences, providing an unusual and welcome level of insight into the characters’ inner lives.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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