Bargain Books 29/07/2013 Religion & Spirituality

Priscilla Smucker finds herself receiving unwanted attention in the community over an upcoming charity event at the local Mennonite church. When jealousy turns to bullying, how will she ever begin to handle it? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker finds herself settling into married life with Stephen on their farm. Life is full of joy and happiness until she learns that Susie Byler is back at her bullying, this time targeting her friend Sylvia and sending her letters. When faced with a chance to expose Susie, will Priscilla be able to continue the Amish practice of forgiveness or has Susie gone too far? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction. Includes discussion questions for book clubs or just private reflection.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Volume 1, Miriam’s Letter, Miriam Fisher decides to start a circle letter among her children that no longer live at home. While writing the letter, someone vandalizes Steve’s farm, frightening the children as well as the adults. Yet, this one action starts a chain reaction of events that could alter the lives of several members of the family. Meet Miriam’s bachelor son, Steve, daughter, Mary Ruth, and grand-daughter, Katie as the letters weave together a tale that can only be viewed through the eyes of the reader.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker’s mother has talked her into spending the winter months making a quilt. After picking out the pattern and the fabric, Priscilla is ready for sharing fellowship with the other Amish women in her community. Unfortunately, the attention that she receives warrants more jealousy and bullying from another young woman. For the second time, Priscilla has to determine how to deal with the fallout from bullying by Susie Byler. Will it drive a wedge between Priscilla and the community or, even worse, Stephen Esh? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction. Includes discussion questions for book clubs or just private reflection.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 2 , Rachel’s Letter, Rachel has just sent her letter over to sister Leah’s when her older son returns home with devastating news. A farming accident has left a neighbor, Menno Yoder, widowed and his four small children motherless. Despite the shock of the tragedy, the community quickly comes together to support the family and mourn their loss. At the funeral, Steve recognizes Mimi Hostetler, the young Amish woman from the hardware store and learns that she has never married. Meanwhile, Mary Ruth notices that the one of the Yoder children, Mervin, is being overlooked and Rachel pushes her and Katie to tend to his needs.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 3 of the 10 part series, Leah’s Letter, the community is trying to adjust to the lose of Menno Yoder’s wife and Mary Ruth finds herself the unwilling housekeeper at his farm until he gets back on his feet. Unfortunately, Menno Yoder fights her presence, creating conflict for both of them. Meanwhile, after a strange phone call, Steve finds himself back at the hardware store where Mimi Hostetler works and Anna Fischer receives a surprise visit from their Englische friend, Eleanor Haile who has a special request that excites little Katie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker finds herself receiving unwanted attention in the community over an upcoming charity event at the local Mennonite church. When jealousy turns to bullying, how will she ever begin to handle it? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 4 of the 10 part series, Anna’s Letter, Anna is becoming suspicious of Steve’s behavior around the farm and his mysterious “disappearances” that cause him to miss chores. Little Katie is excited to learn that her father has relented on her one secret wish. Mary Ruth is adapting as the caregiver for the grieving Menno Yoder. Finally, Steve and Mimi find themselves in a special, happy place that could lead to a lot of changes in the future. Continue the journey of the Amish Circle Letters through the eyes of Anna. . The Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area’s first wave of Mennonite families. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years. Twenty-five years later, she now splits her time between her husband and children in the NYC Metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she retreats to reflect and write. As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers. Many of her stories are based on actual people she has met and her own experiences living among the Amish over the years. Visit the author’s website and blog at sarahpriceauthor.com and befriend her on Facebook at facebook.com/fansofsarahprice.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 5 of the 10 part series, Lizzie’s Letter, the family gathers for worship at Leah’s home. Mary Ruth senses a break in Menno Yoder’s hostility and hopes this signals the beginning of his healing so that she can return home while Melvin and little Katie find that they have a common interest: ponies. Steve finds a way to visit with Mimi Hostetler and finds himself embarrassed that he keeps having to borrow his daed’s buggy to court her. Continue the journey of the circle letters through the eyes of Lizzie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 6 of the 10 part series, Sylvia’s Letter, Sylvia is headed to Rachel’s house for a morning of canning homemade applesauce. Instead, she finds her older sister distraught over an unexpected and frightening telephone message that she retrieved just that morning. Steve takes a big step when he visits a local carriage shop and explores his options for purchasing his own buggy so that he can court Mimi Hostetler without having to borrow a buggy. Meanwhile, Mary Ruth notices a change in Menno’s behavior and she begins to hope that, perhaps, he is healing from the death of his wife, Martha. The sooner he heals, the sooner she can return home. Her happiness is short-lived when she stops in at Rachel’s house, only to learn disturbing news about her brother-in-law.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 5 of the 10 part series, Lizzie’s Letter, the family gathers for worship at Leah’s home. Mary Ruth senses a break in Menno Yoder’s hostility and hopes this signals the beginning of his healing so that she can return home while Melvin and little Katie find that they have a common interest: ponies. Steve finds a way to visit with Mimi Hostetler and finds himself embarrassed that he keeps having to borrow his daed’s buggy to court her. Continue the journey of the circle letters through the eyes of Lizzie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 9 of the 10 part series, Mary Ruth’s Letter, Mary Ruth is trying to find a way to tell her parents about her big announcement but finds that it is harder than she imagined. She wonders if her apprehension has anything to do with the fact that Menno has been avoiding her. She worries that he has changed his mind. Miriam decides it is time for Mary Ruth to return home and sends a letter with Steve to Leah’s farm. When no one can find Mary Ruth, Steve leaves the letter with Rachel and heads over to visit Mimi. Yet, something distracts him along the way and he finds his mind in a whirlwind of fear and doubt over his upcoming nuptials. Little Katie gets to spend some time with Butterscotch and, to her delight, Melvin stops into the farm to visit with her. But the conversation takes a turn that neither one of them is prepared to take.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 7 of the 10 part series, Lovina’s Letter, Anna finally confronts Steven when a new horse and buggy show up on the property. Is he or isn’t he finally dating someone? And how serious might this relationship be? In the meantime, Rachel hears some disturbing news, not just from the doctor but from her husband. Lovina stops into Rachel’s house for a “sister dinner” that results in a conversations that surprisingly sad. How can the sisters help Rachel in a time of distress? Meanwhile, Mary Ruth is confronted by Menno who has a very strange question for her that not only causes her to fall to pieces but to question what she has always hoped for in life. Can Melvin and little Katie help Mary Ruth see what is truly important?Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 8 of the 10 part series, Ella’s Letter, Steve wants to surprise Mimi by showing off his new horse and buggy, especially since he hasn’t seen in in a while. What he doesn’t foresee is that Mimi has a surprise of her own in store for him, one that catches him off-guard. Mary Ruth is trying her best to avoid Menno after his unexpected question a few weeks earlier. Unfortunately, Menno has other plans and, the more she tries to avoid him, the more she begins to see a different side of Menno Yoder. Katie continues to be on her best behavior so that she can visit her pony on Saturdays and see Melvin. Their friendship is fast becoming one that, for Melvin, is making him wonder if soul-mates can be found at such a young age. While leaning on Mary Ruth for advice, she finds her answers to Melvin create even more questions for herself and her future.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In the final volume of the series, Miriam’s Package, church Sunday produces quite a few surprises for the Fischer family. Mary Ruth struggles to balance her emotions after the announcement is made at church while Menno continues to keep his promise to her. Miriam and Elias confront Mary Ruth about her decision and how she has approached telling them. Steve takes Mimi to his farm to show her around her future home. Little Katie and Melvin continue their discussion about love during the Yoder wedding feast.Religion & Spirituality

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