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About Rachel J. Good
USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.
Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. In searching for the best Amish soft pretzels, she's visited many Amish markets, auctions, and mud sales. Because of her love of Amish food, she tries to include recipes in her books as often as possible. When she's not traveling, she spends time with family and writing.
In addition to her Amish novels, she's written more than 40 books, including children's educational books, adult nonfiction, and fiction for children and teens under several pen names. To find out more about Rachel and her books, you can sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/1qwci4Q
Rachel enjoys meeting readers and speaks regularly at book events, schools, libraries, churches, book clubs, and conferences across the country. She also loves talking about Amish life, using authentic Amish clothes and goods, and/or doing coloring parties.
You can connect with Rachel on her website (http://www.rachel-j-good) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/racheljgoodnovels).
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Jilted by her first love, Sovilla Mast fled her hometown to live in Pennsylvania with an aunt she's never met. Only after she arrives does she realize that the cantankerous woman has left the faith and alienated everyone around her. To take her mind off her sadness, Sovilla turns to baking homemade pet food and treats to sell at the Valley Green Farmer's Market. It's there she meets dog breeder Isaac Lantz . . .
Shy and kind-hearted, Isaac breeds Labrador retrievers and works as a puppy raiser for assistance dogs. When he and Sovilla bond at the market, he is immediately drawn to her. And when he tells her he needs a new puppy raiser, Sovilla jumps at the chance. But as their friendship deepens, Isaac can’t help but notice that Sovilla keeps herself at a safe distance. Gaining a puppy’s trust and affection has been easy for Isaac, yet he has no idea how to win the heart of the woman he’s fallen in love with—until Sovilla needs advice in dealing with her aunt. Soon, Isaac is putting his lessons from man’s best friend, and his faith, to work for the good of all involved . . .
When an organic farm causes rents to skyrocket at the Valley Green Farmer’s Market, Fern Blauch’s family baked goods stand is driven to the edge of eviction. . . . Until a mysterious temporary reprieve. Fern is confused when she discovers the benefactor is barbecued chicken stand owner—and her longtime crush—Gideon Hartzler. She’s grateful, but pridefully tells him she intends to pay him back. If only she can find a new place to sell her wares . . .
To stay competitive, and help as many others as he can, Gideon expands his stand to provide full meals—including dessert. That’s where Fern comes in. As the two work long hours, side-by-side, business booms—and so does their attraction. Still, the demands of caring for aging parents and struggling relatives cause them to hide any feelings beyond friendship. But as new challenges emerge and Gideon and Fern turn more deeply to their faith, and to each other, will love find a place at their table?
A CHRISTMAS CAKE FOR REBECCA
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray
When carpenter Aden returns to Lancaster after twenty years away, bakeshop owner Rebecca is dismayed to find he’s still as handsome and kind as ever. He broke her heart when he left the community back then. Will a holiday emergency provide a second chance at love, this time forever?
BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER * USA Today Bestselling AuthorRachel J. Good
When a lonely widower with a sick daughter and a new cake decorator meet at the bakeshop, they discover they were once childhood playmates. But as each of them helps the other care for family, their neighborly kindness inspires a gift that only love could make possible . . .
THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE * USA Today Bestselling Author Loree Lough
A builder who never learned to read believes he must hide his fond feelings for a kind schoolteacher. But after they run into each other at the bakeshop, she offers to teach him—and as Christmas approaches, each of them learns a lesson about the great gift of love . . .
The Amish Cowboy's Christmas by Adina Senft
In the beginning, there was no Circle M ranch. Thirty years ago, there was only the girl next door and the boy who was too shy to tell her he loved her...For Reuben, showing Naomi he's the right man for her will take all the courage and love in his heart—and maybe even a Christmas miracle.
Snowflake Wishes by Mary Alford
Widower Tobias Weaver has no idea his twin daughters have decided he needs a new bride for Christmas until he “accidentally” finds himself in the company of Hannah Stoll, the community’s pretty new schoolteacher.
The Sweetest Gift by Susan Lantz Simpson
Sometimes the unexpected gifts are the sweetest. There seems to be more in the air than snowflakes and excitement over the school program as Christmas approaches. Will a little girl be the catalyst to bring about healing and love for the two obstinate adults in her life?
Hosea's Christmas Miracle by Ashley Emma
On the outside, Gomer seems like a lovely, sweet, young Amish woman, but she's hiding a scandalous secret. Hosea will need God’s help, a spirit of forgiveness, and a Christmas miracle to bring his family back together before the holiday.
Made to Order Christmas by Dana R. Lynn
Tess is brokenhearted when her childhood sweetheart marries another. As she works in her aunt and uncle's bakery, she begins to find that God's plan is much better than what we want for ourselves. Joseph finds a job for his rebellious daughter at the bakery, but Joseph doesn't expect to find love again.
The Christmas Letter by Loree Lough
Ben thinks Christmas is too commercialized, but it’s Beth's favorite holiday. Can friends—whose combined business skills have improved both businesses—overcome their differences? Or will the disagreement cost them money . . . and love?
Joseph's Christmas Box by Serena B. Miller
His Amish marriage is in trouble. Will Joseph find a way to repair it?
No Room at the Inn by Rachel J. Good
Volunteer firefighter Philip Troyer finds refuge at Amish Valley Inn during a blizzard. After rebelling during Rumschpringa years ago, he has no intention of returning to the Amish. Will Katie Stoltzfus's kindness and acceptance show him the way back to his faith and the real meaning of Christmas?
Huckleberry Hill Secret Santa by Jennifer Beckstrand
Elmer Yoder can't stand Rosie Herschberger, but when she asks for his help creating a special Christmas for the gmayna, he reluctantly agrees. Will Rosie learn to care about more than just herself? And will Elmer start to care about Rosie?
Unlikely Singing by Jennifer Spredemann
The moment Christopher Stoltz met the myster
Recovering from a horse and buggy accident that took the lives of his family, Jacob Zook is struggling to regain both his spirit and his body. While his legs remain stubbornly opposed to moving, he exercises his hands by writing, and finds the perfect outlet for his grief in inspirational letters to the Amish newspaper. When Keturah Esch, a woman who works at the Green Valley Farmer’s Market, responds with gratitude, Jacob has no idea that his hardship is about to become a blessing . . .
Dealing with her own loss, and responsible for her three siblings, Keturah’s new correspondence with the anonymous letter writer becomes a source of joy. And when a shy young man confined to a wheelchair begins to visit the market, Keturah is happy to make his acquaintance—never knowing that Jacob is afraid to reveal himself as her pen pal. After all, what can he offer her, when he can’t even walk? Can faith bring two lonely people together in perfect union? As Christmas approaches, Jacob and Keturah get a chance to make their gifts to each other worthy of the blessing of love . . .
Ivy’s New Beginning by Jennifer Beckstrand
Ivy Zook has done a multitude of things she’s not proud of, including getting pregnant out of wedlock. Older and wiser, Ivy has rejoined her Amish community, but fitting in is well-nigh impossible. A chance meeting with Isaac Neuenschwander makes Ivy hope for more than a life of regret. Will Isaac see past the foolishness of Ivy’s youth and open his heart to the love that Gotte has in store for both of them?
A Match for the Teacher by Patricia Davids
When Amish teacher Matthias Troyer endeavored to mend his relationship with Karen Yoder, a woman he cares for deeply, his cousin Ogden interfered with disastrous results. Again. Matthias fears this time his friendship with Karen is beyond mending. He decides the best thing to do is to leave town and start over somewhere else. Can three determined children help Karen discover Matthias’s worthiness before he leaves, or will Ogden’s obsession with Karen foil their plans?
Hope Blossoms by Rachel J. Good
To keep herself from dwelling on her own sadness, Lily Bontrager tends her garden and assists an Englisch neighbor with her children. Then newcomer Josiah Miller drives her home from a singing. Both Josiah and the garden are promises of God’s renewal and blessing. But Josiah Miller has a dark secret, and he's come to Lancaster County to make amends. Once Lily discovers his true mission, will she even speak to him, let alone court him?
The Arrangement by Jennifer Spredemann
When the bishop's teen daughter becomes pregnant, he's determined to find a gut Amish husband for her. Amish bachelor Justin Beachy’s compassionate heart prompts him to agree to the bishop's outrageous request to marry Lucy. Lucy reluctantly agrees to a marriage of convenience, but will her agreement end in resentment toward her new husband, her father, and the Amish church? Can Justin and Lucy discover God’s blessings in their lives and navigate their way to happily-ever-after?
Finding Her Amish Home by Debby Giusti
A match on a DNA test leads Melanie Taylor to search for a half-sister she never knew she had, but sinister forces don’t want the two women to meet or to uncover the truth about their Amish mother. When danger looms, Melanie stumbles unexpectedly into Amish farmer Jacob Brubaker’s sheltering arms. Jacob’s affection was cast aside once before by an Englischer, and as hard as he tries to protect Melanie, he wonders if she too will break his heart.
The Cedar Box by Molly Jebber
Madeline leaves Berlin, Ohio to manage her aunt’s candy and candle store until her aunt recovers from a broken leg. She’s sad to leave her Amish friends and family to help an aunt she doesn’t know, until she meets Adam. Her aunt doesn’t approve and warns Madeline to stay away from him. Madeline is willing to give Adam a chance, but she finds out he’s kept something from her. She’s in love and heartbroken. What does the future hold for the two of them?
Love Blooms by Kathleen Fuller
After losing his wife to cancer nine years ago, 68-year-old Jonas Stoltzfus is unable to move
After a buggy accident when she was a teenager, Anna Flaud was told she would never walk again. Unwilling to be an object of pity, she put aside her dreams of marriage and found purpose as an assistant at a Community Care Center. Now she has a chance to fulfill her dearest wish—motherhood—and adopt three siblings with special needs. Yet the opportunity comes with a condition Anna isn’t sure she can meet: finding a husband.
Levi King began working at the center as penance after a careless mistake led to tragedy. Though he’s dealing with his own heartbreak, he’s drawn to Anna, cheering her on as she strives to regain her mobility. Her quiet determination, her generous heart—these are qualities to cherish in a wife. Still, Anna’s plans give him pause. Given his past, Levi hardly trusts himself to care for one child, let alone three. Yet together, perhaps they could forge a family made sturdier by all they’ve overcome . . .
Three years after the accident that almost claimed her life, Emma Esh has recovered physically but has no memory of the year before the accident. When she moves to a new community to help her sister Lydia and brother-in-law, Caleb, prepare for the birth of twins, she falls for their neighbor Samuel.
But the twins’ premature birth, a visit from the Englischer Emma once dated, and the sudden return of her memory threaten Emma’s romance. After the secrets of her past are revealed, will love be able to overcome all obstacles?
Pregnant and recently widowed, Grace Fisher is determined to provide for her family on her own. Thankfully, her jam business is popular in her Amish community. But it's difficult keeping up with her work, her farm chores, and her two mischievous children. Especially now that they've taken to idolizing their neighbor Elijah. While the handsome farmer is kind and generous, he seems intent on holding Grace and her little ones at a distance...
Elijah Beiler has always admired his neighbor Grace. So standing by while she struggles to support her family isn't an option. Offering to take over her farm duties, Elijah is determined to help while remaining detached. He knows all too well that love only leads to heartbreak. Yet the more time he spends with Grace and her children, the harder he finds it to leave each day. But can Elijah overcome past hurts and open his heart to this ready-made family?
"A beautiful story of forgiveness and second chances." -Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author, on The Amish Teacher's Gift
The Love & Promises series:The Amish Teacher's GiftThe Amish Midwife's SecretThe Amish Widow's Rescue
Hope Graber had to find a way to save the family farm after her daed’s health forced him to stop breeding horses. Providing animal therapy proved to be the answer—thanks to the help of expert trainer Logan Russell. Together, they not only pay the bills, they make positive changes in children’s lives. Hope loves working with each child, but she takes a special interest in the Miller twins. She even makes Micah smile again—and he does the same for her. In fact, as Micah emerges from his depression, he longs to make them one happy family. But will Hope’s debt to her Englisch trainer, and their close partnership, stand in the way?
When Emma begins a relationship with Kyle, an Englischer, Lydia teams up with Kyle’s older brother, Caleb, to keep the couple apart. As Lydia and Caleb spend time together keeping an eye on their siblings, Lydia falls for this forbidden love. But she fights her attraction and determines to stay true to her faith.
Caleb confesses his feelings to Lydia. She admits her attraction to him, but she’s made her decision to join the church and marry Jakob Zook as her family is pressing her to do.
Will Lydia stay true to her faith even when it means giving up the things that are most precious to her?