A Merry Heart

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Barbour Publishing, Aug 15, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Miriam Stoltzfus is a young Pennsylvania Amish woman once filled with dreams for a future with a man. . .who jilted her. Now she is known as the old maid schoolteacher with a heart of stone. Could a forbidden romantic friendship with an English newspaper reporter stir the embers of her heart? Or, will she follow the traditional path and settle for a marriage of convenience born out of the sake of a child? Either way, she must find the key to letting go of the bitterness that binds her ability to love. A Merry Heart is book 1 in the Brides of Lancaster County series. Other books in the series include Looking for a Miracle: Book 2, Plain and Fancy: Book 3, The Hope Chest: Book 4.
 

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Miriam had her future all worked out with the man she has loved when he moves away and marries someone else. She soon becomes the "old maid" in the community. Other men want to court Miriam; however, will she let go of her bitter spirit and surrender her will to God? Read full review

Excellent reading.

User Review  - Trabue - Christianbook.com

When I am reading about the Amish, I do not want to put the book down. I get little else done until I finish the series. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 

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