From the time they were youngsters in a one-room Amish schoolhouse, Emma and Jeb have competed in everything from foot races to fishing contests. But now that they’re grown and competing leads to pride, the worst sin of all, Emma must choose to put away childish squabbles and concentrate on her baptismal classes, so she can join church and marry Luke, her long time beau.
When Jeb starts a rumor about her, the whole community turns on Emma, and those childhood feelings come back with a vengeance. But is it hatred she feels for Jeb or something else?
Sydney Ruth Glynn doesn’t often know where her next meal will come from. Her deadbeat mom, JoAnn, abandons her, sometimes weeks at a time, with no money and an empty pantry. Now JoAnn wants to introduce her to some relatives in Amish country. Sydney agrees to go for the weekend, but when her mom takes off again without her, Sydney’s left with a large group of strangers who look at her as if she’s from another planet.
With no job prospects and only a tenth-grade education, Sydney must decide to either try to make it in the world on her own or stay with the people her mother rejected sixteen years ago, including the handsome young Amish man who threatens to steal her heart.
Thirty-two and unmarried, Abigail Lengacher is essentially an old maid in the Amish community. But her luck is about to change when a penpal from a neighboring settlement proposes marriage, and a stranger seeking employment visits the woodshop where she works. Now she has two men interested in her, which is much more than she ever dared to dream. How will she choose? And if she keeps them waiting, will she lose them both?
The Long Way Home
Anna May Shetler is on a mission to prove to Jonas Hilty they’re meant for each other. He’d kissed her after the Sunday singing, but he’s still playing hard to get. In an effort to make Jonas jealous, Anna May accepts a ride home from his twin brother, Elias, but will a buggy accident derail all her plans for her future?