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Woodsmall, Cindy

Works: 135 works in 578 publications in 5 languages and 37,095 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.O678, 813.6
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Publications about Cindy Woodsmall
Publications by Cindy Woodsmall
Most widely held works about Cindy Woodsmall
Most widely held works by Cindy Woodsmall
When the heart cries : a novel by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,554 libraries worldwide
Hannah, raised in the Old Amish ways, has fallen in love with Paul, a Mennonite. On the evening of their engagement, tragedy strikes and Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, her community and in the heart of the man she loves
When the soul mends : a novel by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,370 libraries worldwide
When Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community that she grew up in in order to help her sister, she is torn between her new life and love in the outside world and life in the community with her first love
When the morning comes : a novel by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,333 libraries worldwide
When her relationship with Paul comes to an end, Hannah Lapp heads to Ohio in hopes of finding refuge with another Amish outcast, and a deepening friendship with Martin Palmer helps her cope as she struggles to understand the contemporary world
The hope of refuge : a novel by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it's no place for an outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God'"Be me to her"' despite how it threatens his way of life. Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting Cara, Ephraim's sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that Ada envisions transforming unite them toward a common purpose'or push Mahlon away forever' While Ephraim is trying to do what he believes is right, will he be shunned and lose everything'including the guarded single mother who simply longs for a better life' From the Trade Paperback edition
The harvest of grace by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
A young Old Order Amish woman's determination to flee from a bad decision and save a farm pits her against the Amish man determined to see that she falls. Can the two find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture--a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love?
The winnowing season by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
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?
The bridge of peace : an Ada's House novel by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and the use of ideas that don't line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school board's case as they begin to believe that Lena is behind all the trouble. One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances. His wife Elsie has shut him out of her life, and he doesn't know how long he can continue to live as if nothing is wrong. As the two finally come to a place of working toward a better marriage, tragedy befalls their family. Lena and Grey have been life-long friends but their relationship begins to crumble amidst unsettling deceptions, propelling each of them to finally face their own secrets. Can they both find a way past their losses and discover the strength to build a new bridge?
For every season by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
"Cindy Woodsmall's latest book For Every Season concludes the remarkable love story and the choice Rhoda Byler must make between brothers Jacob and Samuel King"--
The scent of cherry blossoms : a romance from the heart of Amish country by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
"Mennonite and Amish. Two young people in love search for God's will in the midst of family and community disapproval"--
Seasons of tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
"More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda's recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God's wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement's orchard. Yet when Leah King's involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda's peace and the future of everything she holds dear. When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?"--Page four of cover
A love undone : an Amish novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
"A contemporary Amish romance from a best-selling author explores the rules governing marriage among the Plain People--and asks when grace can play a role in falling in love"--
The sound of sleigh bells by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
In mourning over the death of her fiance, Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store. When Beth responds to a woodcarving, Lizzy sees the changes in her niece and hunts down Jonah, the artist who created the healing work of art. Lizzy is determined that Beth meets this man. Will Lizzy's elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she's always dreamed of and a second chance at real love-or just more heartbreak?
Ties that bind by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: to open a cafe in historic Summer Grove to help support her family and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish. Despite how things look, Quill's goals have always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left
Fraying at the edge by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
"Family, community, faith, and love. These "quilt blocks" sewn together made Ariana's beautiful life. When they are pulled to pieces, will anything familiar remain? The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she's immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother, and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana's worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can help steady Ariana's tilting ground between the two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals? At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life--no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can't leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn't belong in either family. New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they pray for the wisdom and strength they'll need to follow God's threads into unexpected futures? Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series"--
The angel of Forest Hill : an Amish Christmas romance by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
"When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism. Hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel's wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection. As the years pass Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel, too, hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season -- and Joel's longing for more than friendship. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings threaten to reverse how far Rose and Joel have come? Filled with deep emotion and the wonder of the season of Christ's birth, The Angel of Forest Hill invites readers experience an amazing journey toward love and belonging"--
Gathering the threads by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
"Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-- or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Daed doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity--and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series"--
A season for tending : Amish Vines and Orchards Book 1 by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 libraries worldwide
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. Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family's apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend Catherine remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable. Meanwhile, Samuel's younger sister Leah is testing all the boundaries during her rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda's garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah's poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions. Rhoda's expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn't trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?
The dawn of Christmas : a romance from the heart of Amish country by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
"Old Order Amish Sadie Yoder and Levi Fischer are each determined to remain single, but what happens when two friends start to truly care?"
A season for tending by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Old Order Amish Samuel King can use Rhoda Byler's canning business to help save his orchard, but when rumors fly that she practices magic, he withdraws the offer, and with both looking for a new start, fate draws them separately to a new settlement in Unity, Maine
The Christmas singing : a romance from the heart of Amish country by Cindy Woodsmall( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
After her childhood sweetheart, Gideon Beiler, abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve, cake decorator Mattie Eash starts a new life in Berlin, Ohio, and eventually gives her heart to someone new, but three years after her painful ordeal, an unforeseen setback forces Mattie home and into painful proximity to Gideon
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