Christmas at Pebble Creek Free Short Story

Christmas. at. Pebble. Creek. Pebble Creek, southwestern Wisconsin December 23. My. life followed a straight path from the time I was nine until the Christmas I turned nineteen. That year everything changed. It was a Friday afternoon ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736959162

Category: Fiction

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This free short story e-romance is an exclusive bonus from The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia. As a bonus, this free eBook also includes Amish homestyle recipes for chicken and dumplings, green beans, and fresh bread. Heavy snow blankets the southwestern Wisconsin Amish community as nineteen-year-old Grace Miller closes the schoolhouse for Christmas break. She's looking forward to having extra time to help the family prepare for the holiday, and she is hoping to get a few more drawings in of the beautiful, snowy Pebble Creek landscape. Her courtship with Adam Lapp is going on six months, and Grace can't wait to give him his present: a blue-and-brown buggy blanket she crocheted for him. Yes, this Christmas is going to be especially joyful. Yet, amid the cheer of snowshoe outings, church potlucks, and holiday festivities, Grace is given a bittersweet reminder of the Christmas story. Grief is present with celebration, and though the future is rarely certain, she is given a heartwarming glimpse that God knows our needs before we do and will provide.

The Pebble Creek Amish Series

He had been in my life since I'd first moved to Pebble Creek. He knew me. He understood me. “You're awfully quiet over there. Are you planning a drawing or thinking on Christmas?” “I was actually thinking about you.

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736968379

Category: Fiction

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Welcome to Pebble Creek: Where the Past Haunts, Love Thrives, and New Challenges Wait Around Every Corner. Collected for the first time in a complete, ebook-only bundle, find yourself transported to popular author Vannetta Chapman’s Pebble Creek Amish community in ThePebble Creek Amish Series 5-in-1 ebook! In this delightful series, the caring people of Pebble Creek encounter challenges from the English world and unify to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors, while carefully preserving their Plain ways. Enjoy these three full-length novels, as well as two extra ebook-only stories that neatly bookend the trials and joys of life in Pebble Creek: Home to Pebble Creek A Promise for Miriam AHome for Lydia A Wedding for Julia Christmas at Pebble Creek These unforgettable stories follow the lives of various Pebble Creek inhabitants such as schoolteacher Miriam King, Lydia Fisher the outspoken cabin housekeeper, and aspiring café owner Julia Beechy. Each woman experiences a life-altering journey of drama, romance, and the unexpected. This remarkable Plain community and their charmingly-told tales will lead to refreshed faith as you enter the endearingly unique world of ThePebble Creek Amish.

Promise at Pebble Creek

Books by Lisa Jones Baker The Hope Chest of Dreams Series Rebecca's Bouquet Annie's Recipe Rachel's Dream Secret at Pebble Creek Love at Pebble Creek Promise at Pebble Creek Anthologies The Amish Christmas Kitchen (with Kelly Long and ...

Author: Lisa Jones Baker

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420147490

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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Lisa Jones Baker’s beloved Hope Chest of Dreams series follows a new generation blessed by treasured hand-carved chests that hold—and inspire—precious dreams . . . Amish country girl Hannah Lapp lives for adventure—the kind found in favorite novels and the stories she secretly writes. And at her family’s popular tourist store, she’s fascinated by the different Englischers she meets. Especially when Marcus Jackson comes to town. She’s sure there’s more to the ex-city boy than his quiet, helpful ways, and she’s curious to find out just what it is . . . Marcus fled Chicago before his brothers’ life of crime ruined his future. He’s not sure exactly why God’s plan brought him to this quaint little town. Or why his growing friendship with the bubbly, inquisitive Hannah has him trusting her with his past. But when local stores are robbed and suspicion falls on Marcus, can he and Hannah come together to prove his innocence—and make their own happy-ever-after ending? “The heart of this romance goes far beyond stereotypes . . . providing an unusual and welcome level of insight into the characters’ inner lives.” —Publishers Weekly on Rebecca’s Bouquet, STARRED REVIEW Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com

Love at Pebble Creek

Books by Lisa Jones Baker The Hope Chest of Dreams Series Rebecca's Bouquet Annie's Recipe Rachel's Dream Secret at Pebble Creek Love at Pebble Creek Anthologies The Amish Christmas Kitchen (with Kelly Long and Jennifer Beckstrand) The ...

Author: Lisa Jones Baker

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420147476

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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In Lisa Jones Baker’s heartwarming series, precious hand-carved chests hold treasured dreams—and bring blessings to a new generation ... Anna King has a talent—and a secret. Like the birth mother she never knew, Anna is gifted at sketching and longs to study and teach art one day. Unbeknownst to her beloved adoptive family, she’s even entered a contest to win a full scholarship to art college. Sketching isn’t a desirable vocation in her community, so Anna does her work in a remote spot by Pebble Creek and stores it in her beautiful hope chest. Only her family’s farmhand, Jesse Beiler, knows her plans—and that’s by accident ... The bishop’s son, Jessie is surprised to discover Anna’s contest entry form. He can’t imagine wanting a life beyond having his own farm and raising a family. Still, he admires Anna’s spirit and promises to keep her secret, despite their differences. Yet the better he and Anna get to know each other, the more they find their personalities—and their hearts—complement one another. With Gott’s guidance, can they forge the futures they desire—together? “The heart of this romance goes far beyond stereotypes ... providing an unusual and welcome level of insight into the characters’ inner lives.” —Publishers Weekly on Rebecca’s Bouquet, STARRED REVIEW “A sweet tale. . . . Forgiveness is a key theme, as is the concept that life is a combination of good and bad situations that make us who we are.” —RT Book Reviews on Annie’s Recipe

Secret at Pebble Creek

Books by Lisa Jones Baker The Hope Chest of Dreams Series Rebecca's Bouquet Annie's Recipe Rachel's Dream Secret at Pebble Creek Anthologies The Amish Christmas Kitchen (with Kelly Long and Jennifer Beckstrand) The Amish Christmas ...

Author: Lisa Jones Baker

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420147452

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A new Amish generation inherits precious hand-carved chests that bring blessings of faith, love, and happiness—from the author of Rachel’s Dream. When Jessica Beachy temporarily moves into the home of her late great-uncle, Sam Beachy, she merely plans to remodel, sell, and head back to the city. She’s used to busy St. Louis and can’t imagine how she’ll spend her time in the quiet Amish countryside. But the carpenter she hires, Eli Miller, doesn’t think selling Sam’s home is a good idea. And while he’s steadfast in his Amish faith, he’s instantly drawn to Jessica’s vivacity and unexpected caring—especially as peaceful country ways make her question the dream she thought she wanted . . . But a lucrative offer to turn the house into a vacation retreat confronts Jessica with a heartbreaking choice. It will take trust, perseverance—and discovering a hope chest thought forever lost—for Jessica and Eli to boldly face obstacles and embark on a joyous future together . . . Praise for the Hope Chest of Dreams series “Written with tenderness and simplicity.” —Joan Wester Anderson, New York Times–bestselling author “The heart of this romance goes far beyond stereotypes . . . Providing an unusual and welcome level of insight into the characters’ inner lives.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A sweet tale . . . Forgiveness is a key theme, as is the concept that life is a combination of good and bad situations that make us who we are.” —RT Book Reviews

Who the Bishop Knows

... the Bishop Saw When the Bishop Needs an Alibi Who the Bishop Knows MIRACLES PLAIN AND SIMPLE Anna's Healing Joshua's Mission Sarah's Orphans (free short story e-romance) “Christmas at Pebble Creek” (free short story e-romance) 4//ho ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736966511

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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What You Don't See Might Hurt You Every year, residents of the small Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado, look forward to the Ski Hi Stampede, the state's oldest professional rodeo. The rodeo is always good, clean entertainment for the hardworking farmers of the San Luis Valley. But this year, the Stampede turns deadly for one Amish man. Did rodeo fans see an unfortunate accident? Or something more sinister? Amish bishop Henry Lapp is known far and wide for his uncanny ability to draw and remember the smallest details of anything he's seen, skills that have served him well in past investigations. He was at the rodeo that day. The problem? He didn't see Jeremiah Schwartz's death. With a murderer on the loose and members of his community being threatened, Henry must act fast. But can he solve a crime he didn't see? This time around, Henry will have to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation, skills he's honed in his role as bishop, if he hopes to crack the case. Who the Bishop Knows is a story of accepting our talents, putting one another first, and trusting that God will care for His children.

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi

... prequel) Anna's Healing Joshua's Mission Sarah's Orphans THE SERIES A Promise for Miriam A Home for Lydia A Wedding for Julia PEBBLE CREEK AMISH “Christmas at Pebble Creek” (free short story e-romance) 4//hen the B|SHOP NEEDS Q/1, ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736966498

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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A Terrible Secret Hides in the Bulrushes Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God's creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the deceased body of a young woman. As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry feels God's calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve this puzzling case. Henry's closest friend, Emma Fisher, has always urged him to embrace his gift. As their relationship deepens, Henry realizes his involvement could put him and those he loves in the direct path of a killer, one who is willing to do anything to cover up a brutal crime, including framing the bishop. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide.

What the Bishop Saw

... SIMPLE Brian's Choice (ebook-only novella prequel) Anna's Healing Joshua's Mission Sarah's Orphans THE SERIES A Promise for Miriam A Home for Lydia A Wedding for Julia PEBBLE CREEK AMISH “Christmas at Pebble Creek” (free short story ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736966481

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Somewhere in the Embers Lies the Truth A fire blazes out of control in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, leaving an elderly Amish bachelor dead. Bishop Henry Lapp rushes to the scene, and he learns the fire was no accident. Someone intended to kill Vernon Frey. But who would want to kill Vernon? Well, practically everyone—Amish and Englisch alike. When the police point the finger at a suspect Henry knows is innocent, the bishop must decide whether or not to use his mysterious, God-given gift—one he's tried desperately to ignore all these years—to try and set the record straight. His close friend and neighbor, Emma, encourages Henry to follow God's leading. Could the clue to solving the case be locked somewhere deep in his memory? Will Henry find the courage to move forward in faith and put the right person behind bars? Is his friendship with Emma becoming something more? What the Bishop Saw is a story of extraordinary talents, the bonds of love and friendship, and the unfailing grace of God.

Brian s Choice

Read More from Vannetta Chapman The Pebble CreekAmish Book 1—A Promise for Miriam Book 2—A Home for Lydia Book 3—A Wedding for Julia “Home to Pebble Creek” (free short story e-romance) “Christmas at Pebble Creek” (free short story ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736966276

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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Brian's Choice is an e-only novella prequel to the brand-new Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman (A Promise for Miriam). These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another. Brian Walker has it all—a trust fund, the job of his dreams, and a beautiful woman at his side. But all of that changes in one tragic moment. Six months later he finds himself in the small town of Cody's Creek, Oklahoma, and eventually becomes a member of the Amish community located there. Brian feels God's hand directing his path, and he begins to hope that perhaps his past is behind him for good. However, nothing prepares him for the day his bishop asks him a question. Brian's choice changes everything. A story about the miracle of faith, the solace of love, and our ability to forgive and be forgiven.

Joshua s Mission

The Pebble creekamiSh SerieS A Promise for Miriam A Home for Lydia A Wedding for Julia “Home to Pebble Creek” (free short story e-romance) “Christmas at Pebble Creek” (free short story e-romance) ...

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736956062

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Joshua's Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another. Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team. What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton? Joshua's Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.