Summer Haze (At Home in Pennsylvania Amish Country Book 3) by Karen Anna Vogel

Joy Hershberger wants to live up to her name, but joy is something she needs to fight for. Her entire Old Order Amish family is leaving the People. Joy visits the Secret Garden B&B in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finding rest and guidance from Naomi and Micah Yoder, along with the women in the spinning circle. When she meets Nathan Good, his character outshines her fiancé back home in Sugar Hollow, Ohio. Will time away from home give her perspective? Can she hold firm to her Old Order Amish ways, helping her dear family see that they’re blaming the Amish for a beloved family members death? Karen Anna Vogel is a best-selling author of over twenty books. Most are set in her beloved Smicksburg, but a few in New York, where she used to live among the Amish of Cherry Creek. She’s a grandma to four precious grandchildren, wife to Tim, and mom to four adult children. She’s a homesteader wannabe, a yarn hoarder not in therapy and loves all things rural. She credits some of her success to her alma mater, Seton Hill University, for their excellent literature department and encouragement.

Author: Karen Anna Vogel

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Son of Shadow Hero of Light by C. Louis S.

Courage. Compassion.A warm light for all to follow.In a world where playing games on cell phones give people superpowers like flying or teleporting, twelve-year-old Leon can shine light from his hands which is the least useful superpower of the nine. But when he discovers his real ability, he turns his world upside down chasing more and more power.Not only is that devastating for his family, but he also destroys his friendship with his best friend, and then discovers that his real ability is tricking him into following a sinister power. He’ll have to give up everything that made him popular in order to do what’s right.

Author: C. Louis S.

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Mother Seed: Summerland II Book 2 by Barry Friesen

Isaac and his family are shunned by their pacifist Mennonite community in historical Samara, Russia, but before they can flee to the New World, starving Russian soldiers bring violence to the settlement, and Isaac discovers he’s not the pacifist he was raised to be.

Author: Barry Friesen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Water, Water, Everywhere The Down Pour Adventure On The Very Rainy Day (Frog’s Tales Book 1) by Tammie Unger

Enter CG36JYJR for 10% off August 3-7. On an unusual wet, rainy day when the yard is flooded, a girl named Allis looks outside and sees a small figure parachuting from a sweet-gum tree. Curious, she goes outside in the pouring rain and meets an extraordinary talking frog wearing a suit-coat and a tie. At first she doesn’t believe her ears, but then her sister Elsa, joins them. Together, they sit in the rain, on the very wet day with water, water, everywhere, while the witty frog tells stories of his adventures as an extraordinary frog.

Author: Tammie Unger

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Raven and the Wolf (The Walking Stick Book 1) by Kathy Love Cowen

“A charming, deftly crafted narrative propelled by strong characters.” —Kirkus Review“A debut novel about a supernaturally gifted young Cherokee woman who goes on a journey, by foot, from Oklahoma to Texas after the destruction of her home.As the story opens, 20-year-old Chewahnih Walkingstick gazes down upon her ransacked village. It’s just been burned to the ground by raiders who brutally slaughtered or kidnapped her fellow clan members; she only escaped the devastation because she was off collecting special plants for her mother. Even her beloved mustang pony, Running Moon, has disappeared. Chewahnih, a “sensitive” who’s able to spiritually connect with animals, tries to make it to Texas before winter sets with her three constant animal companions—Turtle, her friend; Mother Raven, her guide; and Father Wolf, her protector. Although the young woman is frightened and desperate, she’s also feisty and courageous. Along the way, she meets a stranger named Isaac Nicholson. The handsome, cantankerous man is also a Cherokee and recently retired from the Army. He was orphaned young and became a loner by nature; he’s skeptical about Native American tradition and ritual after spending most of his life in the white man’s world. Now, he’s “tired of riding, tired of fighting, and just plain tired.” This engaging, mystical novel is part adventure story, part love story, but most of all, it’s a tribute to the strength of Cherokee character and culture. The author, [. . .] delivers a tale that’s rich in imagery and character development. She handles the two main characters’ fortuitous meeting in a humorous and tender way, moving back and forth between Chewahnih’s and Isaac’s separate quests until they encounter each other on the trail to the Red River. (Isaac serendipitously acquires Running Moon, who hears Chewahnih singing and becomes frantic to reach her.) It also offers impressive details on how to survive in the wild [. . .] An abundance of warmly portrayed secondary characters gives the story even greater breadth.” —Kirkus Review

Author: Kathy Love Cowen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Run Away To Home by Tim Gould

HE WAS DYING. Tyler could hear his labored breathing and see the way his chest rose and fell, and somehow could tell there wouldn’t be too many more breaths. He knew this was his fault. He was responsible for this man’s condition. Was it too late to make up for what he had done? He tried to remember how it had started. Memories flooded his mind, and suddenly he was seeing it all again.

Crouching down, running, I reached the large plastic garbage can that stuck up through the top of the bushes. Even though my attention was on getting away as fast as possible, I couldn’t help but notice for the first time that the bottom of the garbage can was broken and wide open. And since the bottom of the can was a foot off the ground, I figured I could crawl into it with the newly replaced garbage bag hiding my location. I climbed in quickly when I heard his voice and his heavy footsteps on the ground getting closer.

He stopped nearby, and my heart skipped a beat. I heard him say to himself, “When I catch that kid I’m going to beat the livin’ daylights out of him.” At that moment I knew what I had to do…

Author: Tim Gould

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Summer Haze (At Home in Pennsylvania Amish Country Book 3) by Karen Anna Vogel

Joy Hershberger wants to live up to her name, but joy is something she needs to fight for. Her entire Old Order Amish family is leaving the People. Joy visits the Secret Garden B&B in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finding rest and guidance from Naomi and Micah Yoder, along with the women in the spinning circle. When she meets Nathan Good, his character outshines her fiancé back home in Sugar Hollow, Ohio. Will time away from home give her perspective? Can she hold firm to her Old Order Amish ways, helping her dear family see that they’re blaming the Amish for a beloved family members death? Karen Anna Vogel is a best-selling author of over twenty books. Most are set in her beloved Smicksburg, but a few in New York, where she used to live among the Amish of Cherry Creek. She’s a grandma to four precious grandchildren, wife to Tim, and mom to four adult children. She’s a homesteader wannabe, a yarn hoarder not in therapy and loves all things rural. She credits some of her success to her alma mater, Seton Hill University, for their excellent literature department and encouragement.

Author: Karen Anna Vogel

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews