Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780310342724
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself. Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities. Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal. With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship. The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future? Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish country Full-length novel Second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone ECPA bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780310351160
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 1280

A special collection of all four novels in Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Heirloom series—now available for a low price! “Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting.” —Booklist The Forgotten Recipe After losing her fiance in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies. The Courtship Basket Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself. The Cherished Quilt Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. The Beloved Hope Chest In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.

Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780310342731
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

The first book in Amy Clipston’s beloved Amish Heirloom series—and an ECPA bestseller! “Amish fiction fans will enjoy this story—and want a taste of Veronica’s raspberry pie!” —Publishers Weekly After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies. Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica. When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause. Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies. Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want? “Clipston delivers another enchanting series starter with a tasty premise, family secrets, and sweet-as-pie romance, offering assurance that true love can happen more than once and second chances are worth fighting for.” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK! “In the first book in her Amish Heirloom series, Clipston takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through grief, guilt, and anxiety.” —Booklist

Publisher : WestBow Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781449720209
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 260

As a young teenager living in the city of Detroit with a reluctant, foster grandmother, Tucker Pain gets in serious trouble with the police. Too young for prison, he is sent to Boys Ranch, a haven for troubled teens run by Bob and Doris Duke and located in Bridgetown, a small town in the thumb area of Michigan. While there, the boys attend the town church and schools. Living in the same town owning vast farmlands is the MacDougal family, including the senior Donald MacDougal, head of the school board and the library board, as well as the head deacon and financial contributor to the church. When a prank gone wrong involves the Boy Ranchers, Tucker confesses to save the other boys. For the rest of his school years, he has to work heavy labor under the eye of the MacDougal. When he graduates from high school, Tucker enlists in the army, vowing never to return to Bridgetown. After Tucker spends three years service in the Balkans and Afghanistan and four years in college, Doris writes, telling him that things have not gone well for her. The ranch has been closed for lack of funds, Bob has died, and finally the MacDougal is foreclosing on the ranch house where she lives. Tucker Pain goes home to save the only mother he has ever known, works at the local gas station, and takes her to church. MacDougal has broken the congregation off from the main synod, so the church has trouble filling their pulpit. The mean old man offers to send Tucker to a seminary if he will sign a contract as an ordained minister to preach at MacDougals church for twenty-five yearsan offer Tucker cannot refuse. As pastor of this church, Tucker is courted by MacDougals granddaughter and a higher power.

Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780310342762
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day. When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning. Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart? Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish country Full-length novel Third book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone ECPA bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Publisher : Baker Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781585584079
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

Book 2 of Gresham Chronicles. Romance blossoms in this historical tale set in a quaint English village.

Publisher : Springer
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781137588227
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 243

This interdisciplinary monograph applies the theory of games of strategy (or game theory) to an important subset of American literature: minoritarian texts. Fittingly, John von Neumann's game theory, as a mathematical subdiscipline practically abandoned by its founder after the publication of 'Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele' (1928), but purposefully reengaged with on his permanent relocation to America in 1938, carries the minoritarian credentials of a Hungarian-born national of Jewish descent. The state of international politics in the late 1930s certainly contributed to von Neumann's renewed interest in his theory, but a socioeconomic environment built on the legacy of slavery focused a reengagement with coordination problems that would last until his death. In these strategic situations, people must make choices in the knowledge that other people face the same options and that the outcome for each person will result from everybody's decisions. The four most frequently encountered coordination problems are the Stag Hunt, the Prisoner's Dilemma, Chicken, and Deadlock Minoritarians find majoritarian attempts to control these social dilemmas particularly challenging. Hence, a game-theoretically inflected hermeneutic that identifies the logical, rational, and strategic state of human interrelations not only helps to categorize, but also to analyze minoritarian texts. The authors under detailed consideration are Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Harriet A. Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Mohsin Hamid.

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 1456816772
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 92

Utilizing the myriad of experiences and people he has met and worked with in a six-decades career as the Official Scorer for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA, Herb Turetzky has authored a collection of poems which will make the reader feel as if he/she is actually taking part in this wonderful life, going back to the beginning of the authors involvement with basketball in the blue-collar Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Along the way, as the author makes his readers feel almost as if they, too, are sitting courtside working with some of the greatest athletes in the world, readers will get the feeling of winning team championships, being installed in numerous Halls of Fame, and forming relationships with such storied athletes as Shaquille ONeal, Michael Jordan and Julius "Dr. J" Erving. In short, for even the most casual fan of the game of basketball or almost any Brooklynite, you will find BASKETBALL and Life to be a MUST-READ book, one you will remember for years to come.

Publisher :
Category : Courtship
ISBN : UCAL:B3327374
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 212

Publisher : Zondervan
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780310356462
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

Salina is engaged to the “perfect” man—except for the fact that Josiah feels more like a friend than a fiancé. In this second installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, love begins to grow between Salina and Will, a Mennonite chef—and both must decide if it’s a love worth fighting for. Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her family is very close, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, a deacon who is married with two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her mother and father, who is a bishop. Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. Her parents approve of Josiah, who is a hardworking roofer. He’s handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn’t warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. She secretly longs for more. Along comes Will Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. Salina begins supplying the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Salina tries to deny her feelings for Will since her father wants her to marry within the community. Both Salina and Will feel stuck in their current relationships, but they cannot deny what they feel for each other. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them? Sweet, inspirational Amish romance Full-length novel (85,000 words) The second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series Book 1: The Bake Shop Book 2: The Farm Stand Book 3: The Coffee Corner Book 4: The Jam and Jelly Nook Includes discussion questions for book clubs