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Beloved author Cindy Woodsmall has several New York Times best-sellers. Cindy Woodsmall's genuine connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Her ability to authentically portray her characters comes from her real relationships with friends in the Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. Cindy lives in Georgia with her family.
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 3:16 (KJV) "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man."
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At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life-and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.
Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him - that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him.until he met Jolene.
As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance-or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?
Series by Cindy Woodsmall
Amish Vines and Orchards Series!
Seasons of Tomorrow, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #4Cindy WoodsmallWaterBrook Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
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Rhoda Byler feels freer than ever in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped to establish. Healed from past wounds, she focuses on nurturing the orchards in her care and pursuing God's plan for her unusual gifts. When a horrible tragedy occurs, what will become of the bright future that just recently appeared?
The moving culmination in this popular Amish romance series, Rhoda Byler finally has the confidence and freedom she's always longed for in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish with the King family. But can faith, hope, and most of all love prevail when a horrible disaster strikes?
For Every Season, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #3Cindy WoodsmallWaterBrook Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel's brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.
The Winnowing Season, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #2Cindy WoodsmallWaterBrook Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 36 Reviews
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The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?
On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.
A Season for Tending, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #1Cindy WoodsmallWaterBrook Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews
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In a community where conformity flourishes, seeds of Rhoda's odd behavior were planted long ago. Can she cultivate her relationships with the same care and tenderness that she gives her beloved garden?
Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler's unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda's "gift" is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.
Christmas in Apple Ridge: Three-in-One Collection: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, NEW! The Dawn of ChristmasCindy WoodsmallWaterBrook Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 40 Reviews
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Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two WomenCindy Woodsmall, Miriam FlaudWaterBrook Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback$0.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 65 Reviews
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The love of family, the fulfilling power of faith, the warmth of lasting joy and the pain of loss are common experiences that unite all Christian wives and mothers, regardless of denomination or place in life. Among these common threads, few of life's experiences can compare to the joy of true friendship. Amish fiction writer Cindy Woodsmall and an Old Order Amish woman, Miriam Flaud, found a vibrant friendship despite their apparent differences. Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and The Hearts of Two Women is a compilation of stories from their lives, both Englischer and Amish that encourages women like you, wherever you are in your Christian walk. This volume also offers a discussion guide for groups and even includes several recipes. Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of faith, womanhood, and the search for beauty and fulfillment that unites us all.