Monday, November 28, 2016

I can't believe that I've been away so long! I have been very busy with life and reading. Let's get updated. Here's my list of what books I have read since September 22, 2013...

37. A Perfect Square (Shipshewana Mysteries, #2) by Vannetta Chapman 
38. Material Witness (Shipshewana Mysteries, #3) by Vannetta Chapman 
39. Home to Pebble Creek (Pebble Creek Amish, #0.5) by Vannetta Chapman 
40. Goodnight Farm Animals by Sharlene Alexander 
41. An Amish Christmas Carol (Amish Christian Classic Series, #1) by Sarah Price
42. A Christmas Gift For Rebecca  by Sarah Price 
43. A Gift of Faith by Sarah Price 
44. Rebecca's Christmas Gift (Hannah's Daughters, #7) by Emma Miller 
45. Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
46. The Christmas Basket by Debbie Macomber 
47. Naked Heat (Nikki Heat series, #2) by Richard Castle 
48. Amish Christmas Joy (Brides of Amish Country, #9) by Patricia Davids 
49. The Christmas Waltz by Connie Keenan 
50. Upon A Winter's Night (Home Valley Amish, #4) by Karen Harper 
51. Heartfelt Recipes: a cookbooklet inspired by The Cadence of Grace series by Joanne Bischof 
52. The Dawn of Christmas: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country by Cindy Woodsmall 

2014
1. A Graceful Amish Christmas by Becca Fisher 
2. A Promise of Hope (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, #2) by Amy Clipston 
3. A Place of Peace (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, #3) by Amy Clipston 
4. A Life of Joy (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, #4) by Amy Clipston 
5. A Season of Love (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, #5) by Amy Clipston 
6. The Memory Jar (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors, #1) by Tricia Goyer 
7. The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters (#2) by Sarah Price 
8. The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters: Book Three (#3) by Sarah Price 
9. Amish Wedding by Becca Fisher 
10. An Amish Garden by Beth Wiseman 
11. Ordinary Secrets (Hidden Falls, #1) by Olivia Newport 
12. Adoring Addie (Courtships of Lancaster County, #2) by Leslie Gould 
13. The Letters (The Inn at Eagle Hill, #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
14. Losing Quinn (Hidden Falls, #2) by Olivia Newport 
15. A Town in Trouble (Hidden Falls, #3) by Olivia Newport 
16. Unexpected Hero (Hidden Falls, #4) by Olivia Newport 
17. The Mayor's Quandary (Hidden Falls, #5) by Olivia Newport 
18. No Time For Answers (Hidden Falls, #6) by Olivia Newport 
19. Yesterday's Promise (Hidden Falls, #7) by Olivia Newport 
20. All You Need To Know (Hidden Falls, #8) by Olivia Newport 
21. A Fair Refuge (Hidden Falls, #9) by Olivia Newport 
22. One Familiar Tune (Hidden Falls, #10) by Olivia Newport 
23. When Memory Came (Hidden Falls, #11) by Olivia Newport 
24. The Groundskeeper Remembered (Hidden Falls, #12) by Olivia Newport 
25. Distinguishing Marks (Hidden Falls, #13) by Olivia Newport 
26. Plain Jayne (Plain & Simple, #1) by Hillary Manton Lodge 
27. Simply Sara (Plain & Simple, #2) by Hillary Manton Lodge 
28. Murder Simply Brewed (An Amish Village Mystery, #1) by Vannetta Chapman 
29. Hannah's Courtship (Hannah's Daughter's, #8) by Emma Miller 
30. The Amish Nanny (Brides of Amish Country, #11) by Patricia Davids 
31. The Doctor's Blessing (Brides of Amish Country, #2) by Patricia Davids 
32. The Farmer Next Door (Brides of Amish Country, #4) by Patricia Davids 
33. A Home for Hannah (Brides of Amish Country, #6) by Patricia Davids 
34. The Shepherd's Bride (Brides of Amish Country, #10) by Patricia Davids 
35. The Inn At Hope Springs (Novella) by Patricia Davids 
36. X Y Z by Anna Katharine Green 
37. A Wedding Quilt for Ella (Little Valley, #1) by Jerry S. Eicher
38. Z Is for Xenophobe (Bob Putnam series, #1) by Terry Faust 
39. Her Restless Heart (Stitches in Time, #1) by Barbara Cameron 
40. A Healing Heart (Quilts of Love, #6) by Angela Breidenbach 
41. Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
42. The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern 
43. Katie Opens Her Heart (Emma Raber's Daughters, #1) by Jerry S. Eicher
44. The Narrow Path by Gail Sattler 
45. The Path to Piney Meadows by Gail Sattler 
46. The Healing Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
47. Amanda - a Daughter of the Mennonites by Anna Balmer Myers 
48. The Midwife's Legacy by Rhonda Gibson 
49. Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber 
50. Living in Harmony (New Beginnings, #1) by Mary Ellis 
51. Love Comes to Paradise (New Beginnings, #2) by Mary Ellis 
52. An Amish Starry Christmas Night by Diane Craver 
53. An Amish Starry Summer Night by Diane Craver 
54. A White Christmas in Webster County by Laura V. Hilton 
55. Even Now (Lost Love, #1) by Karen Kingsbury 
56. An Amish Second Christmas Beth Wiseman 
57. Long Lost (Kate Burkholder, #4.5) by Linda Castillo
58. Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney, #1) by Patricia H. Rushford 
59. An Amish Miracle by Beth Wiseman 
60. Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time by Betty Christiansen 
61. A Simple Winter (A Seasons of Lancaster, #1) by Rosalind Lauer 
62. The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain (Ice Mountain, #1) by Kelly Long 
63. An Amish Cradle by Beth Wiseman 
64. Beginnings (Amish Knitting Circle, #1) by Karen Anna Vogel 
65. Weddings (Amish Knitting Circle, #2) by Karen Anna Vogel 
66. Thanksgiving (Amish Knitting Circle, #3) by Karen Anna Vogel 
67. Snowflakes (Amish Knitting Circle, #4) by Karen Anna Vogel 
68. Christmas Cookies (Amish Knitting Circle, #5) by Karen Anna Vogel 
69. Old World Christmas (Amish Knitting Circle, #6) by Karen Anna Vogel 
70. Beauty For Ashes (Amish Knitting Circle, #7) by Karen Anna Vogel 
71. Wings To Fly (Amish Knitting Circle, #8) by Karen Anna Vogel 
72. Spun Together (Amish Knitting Circle, #9) by Karen Anna Vogel 
73. New Beginnings (Amish Knitting Circle, #10) by Karen Anna Vogel 
74. Knit Together (An Amish Knitting Novel) by Karen Anna Vogel 
75. An Amish Country Christmas by Charlotte Hubbard 
76. If I Left by Becca Fisher 

2015
1. Amish Romance 45 Book Boxed Set by Becca Fisher (This book included the following boxed sets. Some of the other "books" were not available separately,) 
2. The Ultimate Amish Romance Boxed Set Collection by Becca Fisher 
3. If I Left If I Stayed Boxed Set by Becca Fisher 
4. The Complete Let Love In Series by Becca Fisher 
5. Amish Hopes And Prayers Boxed Set by Becca Fisher 
6. Becca Fisher Amish Wedding Boxed Set by Becca Fisher 
7. My Heavenly Desire Collection by Becca Fisher 
8. Beachy Amish Romance Boxed Set 1-3 by Becca Fisher 
9. Amish Christmas Boxed Set by Becca Fisher 
10. Chasing Heaven Complete Series Boxed Set by Becca Fisher 
11. The Miting by Dee Yoder 
12. Reckless Heart by Amy Clipston 
13. First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice by Sarah Price 
14. An Amish Man of Ice Mountain (Ice Mountain, #2) by Kelly Long 
15. The Promise Box (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors, #2) by Tricia Goyer 
16. The Kissing Bridge (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors, #3) by Tricia Goyer 
17. An Amish Harvest by Patricia Davids 
18. The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis 
19. The Tomato Patch (The Amish of Ephrata, #1) by Sarah Price 
20. The Quilting Bee (The Amish of Ephrata, #2) by Sarah Price 
21. The Hope Chest (The Amish of Ephrata, #3) by Sarah Price 
22. The Clothes Line (The Amish of Ephrata, #4) by Sarah Price 
23. A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson 
24. The Emo Bunny That Should by John H. Carroll 
25. Delivery in Paradise (An Amish Winter Surprise, #1) by Faith Grace 
26. While She Sleeps (An Amish Winter Surprise, #2) by Faith Grace 
27. Snowflake Angels (An Amish Winter Surprise, #3) by Faith Grace 
28. A New Life (An Amish Winter Love, #1) by Faith Grace 
29. Skating On Sugarcreek Pond (An Amish Winter Love, #2) by Faith Grace 
30. A Sister to Remember (An Amish Winter Love, #3) by Faith Grace 
31. The Amish Midwife (The Women of Lancaster County, #1) by Mindy Starns Clark 
32. The Rescue (The Inn at Eagle Hill, #0.5) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
33. The Calling (The Inn at Eagle Hill, #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
34. The Revealing (The Inn at Eagle Hill, #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
35. An Amish Christmas Journey (Brides of Amish Country, #12) by Patricia Davids 
36. A Simple Crossroads (Lancaster Crossroads, #0.5) by Rosalind Lauer 
37. The Heart's Journey (Stitches In Time, #2) by Barbara Cameron. 
38. A Simple Spring (A Seasons of Lancaster,#2) by Rosalind Lauer 
39. A Simple Autumn (A Seasons of Lancaster, #3) by Rosalind Lauer 
40. The Amish Bride (Lancaster Courtship, #1) by Emma Miller 
41. Amish Christmas Gift, An: Three Amish Novellas by Amy Clipston. 
42. The Hidden Life (Amish Quilt, #2) by Adina Senft 
43. The Amish Mother (Lancaster Courtship, #2) by Rebecca Kertz 
44. The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtship, #3) by Patricia Davids 
45. Farm Farts! by Ziggy Zook 
46. Annie's Christmas Wish (Quilts of Lancaster County, #4) by Barbara Cameron 
47. DIY Lemon: How to Clean, Improve Your Health, Rejuvenate your Skin, and Lose Weight by BJ Knights 
48. Heart in Hand (Stitches In Time,#3) by Barbara Cameron 
49. The Amish Christmas Sleigh by Kelly Long 
50. Minding Molly (The Courtships of Lancaster County, #3) by Leslie Gould 
51. The Amish Heart of Ice Mountain (Ice Mountain, #3) by Kelly Long 
52. The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
53. Twice Blessed by Barbara Cameron 
54. An Amish Noel (Amish Bachelors, #2) by Patricia Davids 
55. The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom, #1) by Amy Clipston 
56. Amish Redemption (Brides of Amish Country, #13) by Patricia Davids 
57. Starting Over? (The Widower's New Wife, #1) Susette Renee Williams 
58. The Candidates (The Widower's New Wife, #2) Susette Renee Williams 
59. For the Kinner (The Widower's New Wife, #3) Susette Renee Williams 
60. A Real Family (The Widower's New Wife, #4) Susette Renee Williams 
61. The Imposter (The Bishop's Family, #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
62. Wonderful Lonesome (Amish Turns of Time, #1) by Olivia Newport
63. Knit, Purl, Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul by Lisa Bogart 
64. Ruth's Dilemma (The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County, #1) by June Bryan Belfie 
65. Emma's Choice (The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County, #2) by June Bryan Belfie 
66. Katie's Discovery (The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County, #3) by June Bryan Belfie 
67. Waiting for Belinda (The Zook Family Revisited, #1) by June Bryan Belfie 
68. The Quilter's Ghost: An Elm Creek Quilts Story by Jennifer Chiaverini 
69. An Amish Country Quarrel (Lancaster County Amish Quarrel Series (Living Amish) #1) by Rachel Stoltzfus 
70. An Amish Year: Four Amish Novellas by Beth Wiseman 
71. Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini 
72. An Angel by Her Side (Heaven on Earth, #3) by Ruth Reid 
73. The Widow of Larkspur Inn (Gresham Chronicles, #1) by Lawana Blackwell 
74. The Christmas Cradle (Seasons of the Heart, #6) by Charlotte Hubbard 
75. Secret Sister: An Amish Christmas Tale by Sarah Price 
76. An Amish Market by Amy Clipston 
77. Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street, #1) by Heather Horrocks 
78. An Amish Christmas Quilt by Charlotte Hubbard 
79. Amish Cinderella #1 by Rachel Stoltzfus  

2016 (so far)
1. Plain & Simple Traditions: Amish & Mennonite Holidays by Sarah Price 
2. Amish Cinderella #2 by Rachel Stoltzfus 
3. Change of Heart (Keepsake Pocket Quilt, #1) by Molly Jebber 
4. Amish Sleeping Beauty by Rachel Stoltzfus 
5. Amish Snow White by Rachel Stoltzfus 
6. A Match for Addy (The Amish Matcthmaker, #1) by Emma Miller 
7. A Husband for Mari (The Amish Matchmaker, #2) by Emma Miller 
8. Daybreak (Days of Redemption, #1) by Shelley Shepard Gray 
9. Ray of Light (Days of Redemption, #2) by Shelley Shepard Gray 
10. Eventide (Days of Redemption, #3) by Shelley Shepard Gray)
11. Fearless Hope (Hidden Mercies, #3) by Serena B. Miller
12. Family Blessings (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, #2) by Anna Schmidt 
13. A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, #3) by Anna Schmidt
14. Second Chance Proposal (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, #4) by Anna Schmidt 
15. Rebecca's Rose (Forever After in Apple Lake, #2) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
16. Miriam's Quilt (Forever After in Apple Lake, #3) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
17. The Courtship Basket (Amish Heirloom, #2) by Amy Clipston 
18. An Empty Cup by Sarah Price 
19. The English Son (The Amish Millionaire, #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
20. The Stubborn Father (The Amish Millionaire, #2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
21. An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas by Beth Wiseman 
22. I Don't Want to Go to School by Gene Wilikers 
23. Lilies on Daybreak Pond (Men of Lancaster County, #0.5) by Mindy Starns Clark 
24. The Amish Groom (Men of Lancaster County, #1) by Mindy Starns Clark 
25. The Amish Blacksmith (Men of Lancaster County, #2) by Mindy Starns Clark 
26. The Amish Clockmaker (Men of Lancaster County, #3) by Mindy Starns Clark 
27. The Betrayed Fiancee (Amish Millionaire, #3) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
28. Amish Homecoming (Amish Hearts, #1) by Jo Ann Brown 
29. An Amish Match (Amish Hearts, #2) by Jo Ann Brown 
30. The Quieting (Bishop's Family, #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
31. A Reluctant Bride (Amish of Birch Creek, #1) by Kathleen Fuller 
32. An Unbroken Heart (Amish of Birch Creek, #2) by Kathleen Fuller 
33. A Love Made New (Amish of Birch Creek, #3) by Kathleen Fuller 
34. The Missing Will (Amish Millionaire, #4) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
35. The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
36. The Divided Family (Amish Millionaire, #5) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
37. Huckleberry Hill (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #1) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
38. Huckleberry Summer (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #2) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
39. Huckleberry Christmas (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #3) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
40. Huckleberry Spring (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #4) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
41. Huckleberry Harvest (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #5) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
42. Huckleberry Spring (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #6) by Jennifer Beckstrand 
43. The Selfless Act (Amish Millionaire, #6) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
44. The Outcast: a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter by Jolina Petersheim 
45. Amish Prayers: Heartfelt Expressions of Humility, Gratitude, and Devotion by Beverly Lewis 
46. Breakaway Amish: Growing Up with the Bergholz Beard Cutters by Johnny Mast 
47. Fire in the Night (Lancaster Burning, #1) by Linda Byler 
48. Davey's Daughter (Lancaster Burning, #2) by Linda Byler 
49. 99 Favorite Amish Soups and Stews: Hearty, Flavorful Recipes to Fill Your Soul by Georgia Varozza 
50. Her Brother's Keeper (Amish Secrets, #1) by Beth Wiseman 
51. The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning, #3) by Linda Byler 
52. Plain Peace (Daughters of the Promise, #6) by Beth Wiseman 
53. Saving Gideon (Clover Ridge, #1) by Amy Lillard 
54. Katie's Choice (Clover Ridge, #2) by Amy Lillard 
55. Gabriel's Bride (Clover Ridge, #3) by Amy Lillard 
56. Home for the Holidays by Christine Lynxwiler 
57. My True Love Gave to Me by Christine Lynxwiler 
58. The Devoted (The Bishop's Family, #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher 
59. An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman 


I must say that most of these 230 books would not have been read if it were not for NetGalley.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose


Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World War II---only to discover she's an Englischer herself.

Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns that she was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind---Englischers? When the man she loves leaves her behind, Rose is certain he left for good. Yet Rose discovers sometimes our greatest gifts are the ones we fear.



Tricia Goyer sends us on a wonderful trip to post-war Ohio to the world of Rose Yoder. I couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what happens next. Nightmares can be more than they appear and Rose finds that out all too well. Throughout the book we meet interesting characters... an Amish man who feels convicted by God to serve as a medic in the Army, an Amish woman who finds out she's Englisch, an Englisch neighbor haunted by his memories of the war, siblings that know the truth, and a mother who loves deeply while holding back the truth.

Being an only child myself I was jealous of the relationship Rose has with her family. She also made me what to find out more about my father's step children that I don't know. I recommend you pick this book up and give it a read.


Many thanks to Litfuse Group for sending me a copy to read and review prior to release.