Mary has always wanted to break free from the strict rules of the Amish community in Lancaster, PA. After being struck by her stepdad due to her incompliance, it was even more incentive to run away and never look back. At first, the other side was brilliant even if she didn´t have a place to sleep. It was filled with all types of different people, food, entertainment, and adventures. Then she met Kevin. He took an immediate interest in her story, and brought her to his apartment to feed her. Mary loved it until he showed her his bedroom, but after a few moments of agony, she knew she was finally home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083472/bk_acx0_083472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heart of the Amish:Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness Suzanne Woods Fisher
Unlikely friendships are formed in an Amish cooking class. Married for eight years, with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her home in Holmes County, Ohio. But it is a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement. Charlene Higgins is engaged, but to the despair of her fiancé´s family, she can´t cook. Kendra Perkins, a teen estranged from her family, is facing an unwanted pregnancy alone. Loretta Donnelly, widowed with two children, would like to simplify her life. Ron Hensley, a Vietnam vet, parks his RV on the Troyer farm. And Eli Miller, an Amish widower, needs to learn how to cook for himself. Class members share details of their disappointing lives, work to solve a mystery, and stir some romance into the pot. Suddenly, cooking classes at Heidi´s house become life lessons...and their souls are healed one meal at a time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001687/bk_oasi_001687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lives are transformed...one stitch at a time. As Amish widow Emma Yoder contemplates the task ahead, her thoughts center on one: What if she fails? Longing to remove a burden from her family by becoming self-sufficient, Emma has offered to hold quilting classes in her home. But when she sees the patchwork of faces assembled for the first lesson, her confidence dwindles as doubt threatens to take hold. There’s Star Stephens, a young woman yearning for stability; Pam and Stuart Johnston, a struggling couple at odds in their marriage; Paul Ramirez, a widowed father hoping to find solace in finishing a quilt; Jan Sweet, a rough and tough biker looking for something creative to do; and Ruby Lee Williams, a preacher’s wife seeking relaxation amid mounting parish problems. While Emma grows to realize her ability to share her passion for quilting and her faith, the beginning quilters learn to transform scraps of fabric into beauty. And slowly, their fragmented lives begin to take new shape - some in unexpected ways - with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Ertl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001197/bk_oasi_001197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Priscilla Allgyer left the community in hopes of escaping the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return to the place she thought she´d left behind forever - along with her six-year-old son. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and strict. He allows Priscilla to stay with them provided she dresses plainly, confesses her sins, and agrees to marry within the community. As Priscilla reluctantly completes her shunning, she catches the eye of Mark Riehl, a farmer with a playboy reputation. Wary of Mark, Priscilla barely gives him the time of day - while Mark, unused to being ignored by the women of Bird-in-Hand, won´t give up the pursuit of her friendship. Priscilla desperately needs a friend in Mark, even if she doesn´t realize it - and after Priscilla´s father and the bishop catch her and Mark in a compromising situation, the two are compelled to enter an awkward, unexpected engagement. After Priscilla and Mark marry and live as friends, affection quietly grows between them - but Priscilla struggles to open her heart and reveal the painful secrets of her past. As Mark works to earn her good faith, can they both learn the hard lessons of love and trust? And can two friends discover a happiness that only God himself could have designed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Beaulieu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013458/bk_tant_013458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes love shows up when you least expect it. Nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp yearns for adventure, but all she seems to find is trouble. Her dreams of travel have taken a backseat to her assignment to teach school this year. And nothing ever seems to happen in her sleepy Amish community. But when a sudden and unexplained death conveniently coincides with the arrival of a mysterious young man, M.K. is frustrated that no one takes it seriously. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands and get to the bottom of it. Will she find more than she bargained for? Centered on one of best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher’s most loved characters, this is the Stoney Ridge story you have been waiting for. With a surprise at every turn, a gentle romance, and a shocking answer to an old family mystery, The Lesson is the dramatic conclusion to the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005218/bk_brll_005218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Living Without Electricity:Lessons from the Amish Stephen Scott, Kenneth Pellman
School´s out! And so is an energetic Amish girl with trouble following close on her barefooted heels! When nine-year-old Rachel Yoder isn´t bringing frogs to church or taking wild buggy rides, she´s setting fireflies free and trying out new skateboads in all the wrong places. Will Rachel´s friends and family survive the mischief she brings into their lives - and will Rachel learn any life lessons along the way? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Grafton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001748/bk_brll_001748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel´s back in school in Lancaster County! And that´s where trouble finds her once again! Except this time, trouble has a freckled face and an unruly cowlick. His name is Orlie, and he seems determined to humiliate this ten-year-old Amish girl at every turn. Can anything good come out of Rachel and Orlie´s endless antics? Join Rachel as she learns life lessons about love and forgiveness in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Grafton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001990/bk_brll_001990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.