Sewn with Joy

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736961356
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Fiction

Sometimes Dreams Come Together One Piece at a Time Joy Miller wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother—especially now that her relationship with Matthew Slagel, the bishop's son, was deepening. But when a television crew rolls into Pinecraft, Florida, to film a new show about the Amish, tension threatens to rip apart their relationship...and the entire Amish community. Joy is initially hired to sew costumes for the show, but she soon finds herself becoming increasingly involved in the production—a fact that upsets Matthew and his father. Yet the more Joy befriends the Englischer production crew, the more she senses God working in their lives through her. Can she turn her back on this opportunity to share God's love? Will she and Matthew somehow be able to stitch together their dreams for the future? Experience love, heartbreak, and hope in this sweet story of two worlds uniting in unexpected ways.

Made with Love

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736961301
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Fiction

A Dash of Love, a Pinch of Hope, and a Whole Lot of Good Cooking Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida, has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants—a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves. A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop—and a life—together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets? Find inspiration, romance, and authentic Amish recipes for everyone's favorite food—pie!

Planted with Hope

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736961318
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Amish

Hope Miller finds her plans for the plot of land she is given behind her sister's pie shop changing after teacher Jonas Sutter asks if his students can use it to make a community garden.

The Memory Jar

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310335115
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Fiction

Every year, 30–40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive “resident” status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she’s also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart. Now she’s met a kind and gentle man who may be able to break down the wall. But can Sarah risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Author: Sherry Gore
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310335559
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Cooking

Unbeknownst to many folks outside the Amish Mennonite population in America, Pinecraft, Florida—a village tucked away in the heart of Sarasota—is the vacation paradise of the Plain People. Unlike any other Plain community in the world, this village is a virtual melting pot of Amish and Mennonites from around the world, intermingled with people, like author Sherry Gore’s family, who live there year-round. Gore has put together a cookbook that represents the people who make Pinecraft unique. With hundreds of easy-to-prepare recipes, 16 full-color photographs and black-and-white photographs throughout, this cookbook includes traditional favorites such as Sweet Potato Sweet Mash and Mrs. Byler’s Glazed Donuts, as well as Florida favorites including Fried Alligator Nuggets, Grilled Lime Fish Fillets, and Strawberry Mango Smoothies. Interspersed with the recipes are true-life stories about births, engagements, weddings, deaths, funerals, celebrations, wildlife encounters, and accidents told through years of Sherry’s Letters from Home column published in The Budget, the Amish newspaper. This delightful cookbook offers readers a faith-based, family-focused perspective of the simple way of life of the Plain People. It is truly a breath of fresh air from Sarasota, Florida!

The Kissing Bridge

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310335160
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Caught between a stifling Amish community and an unnerving outside world, a devout young woman on the run is about to become the newest arrival to West Kootenai, Montana. On the day of her sister's death, Rebecca Troyer took her first step away from the Amish. Rebecca had always strayed a little outside the fold—a job at an Englisch bakery, long weekends with non-Amish friends—but nothing could have prepared her family for what she is about to do: Rebecca is abandoning the community to attend nursing school. She is headed to college, into “the world.” But she has to make it across the country first. When she stops in West Kootenai, at the home of a lapsed Amish friend from her youth, Rebecca finds a lot more in Montana than she had bargained for—namely a handsome working man named Caleb Hooley. Caleb is at a crossroads of his own. A daredevil bachelor with high standards, he has decided he’ll never find an Amish woman who can quench his thirst for adventure. Needless to say, the pretty Amish girl who has fled her community in secret catches his attention immediately. As hearts are opened and secrets are revealed, Rebecca and Caleb find they have much more in common than just their Amish background. But can this runaway find love with a risk-taker who has lost his faith in God? All it will take is one week in the wilderness to find out . . .

First Prize Pies

Author: Allison Kave
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781613126028
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Cooking

A year’s worth of seasonal, creative, and easy-to-make sweet and savory crusted treats from the award-winning owner of a renowned Brooklyn bakery and bar. When Allison Kave turned her love of pies from a hobby into a career, she unleashed a decadent array of flaky fancies unlike any the world had ever seen. From traditional dough crusts to crumb crusts, fruit fillings to cloudlike creams, Kave’s creations are the stuff pastry dreams are made of. Now, she shares her tips, tricks, and techniques in an all-new cookbook featuring pie recipes for every week of the year. Organized by month, this book has everything from irresistibly salty snacks like her Salty Dog Cheese Pie to inventive sweets such as Root Beer Float Pie and traditional favorites like Candy Apple Pie. Kave also demonstrates how to make your pies a picturesque success with step-by-step instructions on latticing, crimping, blind baking, and more. Whether you’re a baking beginner or an at-home pro, First Prize Pies will give you a year’s worth of delicious inspiration.

Me Myself and Pie

Author: Sherry Gore
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310335573
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Cooking

Filled with classic pie recipes such as apple and pecan, yet bolstered with modern pie innovations like pie pops, Thanksgiving Pie, and pies-in-a-jar, this is a collection of simple, straightforward recipes and stories of Amish life that will help bakers bring their families together around the table. Brimming with full-color photography of more than 100 recipes full of simple, wholesome ingredients and easy tried-and-true techniques that are sure to please any palate, this distinctive cookbook will help you bake the perfect Amish pie, whether you are a pie novice or a filled-pastry aficionado. Recipes include sweet and savory fillings, basic crusts, fruit pies, cream pies, meringues, scrumptious toppings, and so much more. Sprinkled throughout are Sherry Gore's personal stories of Amish life and culture that are best enjoyed over—what else?—a slice of homemade pie!

The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes

Author: Jerry Bechard
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299304300
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Cooking

The Norske Nook's mile-high meringue and dairyland deliciousness attracts foodies, celebrities, and tourists from around the world to sample its glorious pies. This beautifully photographed cookbook features more than seventy pies, including thirty-six blue ribbon-winners at the annual National Pie Championships, plus Scandinavian specialties, cheesecakes, tortes, cookies, and muffins.

A Season of Change

Author: Lynette Sowell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682998717
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Fiction

Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings—including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett. Natalie never thought her circus career as an aerial silks artist would end with a blown-out knee at the age of 25. She also never knew her late mother had a secret—that she was once Amish. When Natalie meets the Millers at the Sarasota hospital, she is attracted to their warm hospitality and simple ways—and soon wonders if they can help her find her mother's family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?

A Year of Pies

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1454702869
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

Presents year-round pie recipes that feature the freshest seasonal ingredients, including such options as a minty chocolate cream pie and a carrot pie, and introduces pie-making basics.

Courting Cate The Courtships of Lancaster County Book 1

Author: Leslie Gould
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441260499
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Fiction

#1 Bestselling Author Leslie Gould Delivers a New Amish Romance Series When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty--and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County! However, the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn't have any suitors--until Pete comes to town, that is. Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate's feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.

PLAIN MEETINGHOUSES

Author: Beth Oberholtzer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0764353012
Release Date: 2017-06-28
Genre: Architecture

Old Order Mennonites are deeply faithful, agrarian-rooted, Swiss-German Anabaptists who have called Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, home for 300 years. Their meetinghouses silently embody their religious traditions, and yet few outsiders have seen the startling utilitarian beauty of these rural structures up close. The author and photographer were allowed rare access to 22 austere houses of worship. The result is a one-of-a-kind book featuring over 300 photos and diagrams that document all aspects of the meetinghouses, from the design of their benches and buggy sheds to the arrangement of tables central to worship. As fast-growing Lancaster County encroaches on the Old Order way of life, their communities are changing. This book is a record of an extraordinary religious heritage.

Naomi s Christmas

Author: Marta Perry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101611692
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Christmas is a time for new beginnings. But when a dutiful Amish woman’s life is turned upside down, she may have to risk her heart to get everything she’s always wanted in this charming Pleasant Valley novel. Since her mother’s death, Naomi Esch has been devoted to caring for her father and siblings, sacrificing any hope of finding love or having a home of her own. Still, working at the local bakery and expanding her beekeeping business give Naomi a satisfying sense of purpose. Then, in the weeks before Christmas, her father announces his plans to remarry. He and his new wife need the house for themselves, leaving Naomi in need of a plan. But opportunities soon come her way. A friend finds Naomi a place to stay, and widower Nathan King offers his sprawling farmland to Naomi to continue her business—on the condition that she helps take care of his children. The setup is so perfect that the community assumes a wedding will inevitably follow. But Naomi has vowed never to marry without love. And to Nathan she’s merely convenient help. Now, for those in Pleasant Valley, uniting these two stubborn souls may take a Christmas miracle.

Along Wooded Paths

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433668692
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

Although proud of living apart from the world, Marianna Sommer's newly relocated Amish family is discovering that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together with the Englisch. As Marianna pours her life into helping those around her-and receiving their help-her heart further considers two directions. She's torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a close walk with God like she’s never seen before. Who should have young Marianna's heart? What is God asking of her through ongoing family struggles and this romantic and spiritual tension? The answer is found along the wooded paths.