Friday, December 18, 2020

The Friday 56 - Dec 18

I haven't participated in this meme in a while. I've missed it. The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.


  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
  • (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  • Find a snippet, short and sweet.
  • Post it and add the url to your post in the Linky on Freda's post. If you don't link up, we may not know to visit.
  • Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Founded by five enterprising Amish maidels, the new Morningstar Marketplace is a joyous success. What’s even more remarkable is the gift the business bestows upon each of these unmarried women—the unexpected blessing of love . . . 

 Leaving Flaud’s Furniture to teach at the community’s new school is a joy for Lydianne Christner. Old Order Amish, but new to Morning Star, she’s grateful that the congregation trusts her with the position—but she panics when handsome Bishop Jeremiah Shetler asks about the life she left behind. If anyone discovers the secret she’s hiding, she would, quite rightly, be shunned.

A widower, Bishop Jeremiah admires young Lydianne’s youthful energy and skill with the children. He’s also curious about her past, and the burden he senses on her heart. When his request to court her is refused, he’s stung, and lonelier than ever. It isn’t until a crisis prompts a tearful Lydianne to confess to him that Jeremiah is faced with a choice that requires all of his faith—and teaches them both that love and forgiveness go hand in hand.

Gabe smiled gratefully. "It's settled then. I think we'll be a big hit!" he remarked as he collected the songbooks.


Ashley Sapp said...

I don't read much Amish fiction, but this one sounds good. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds good. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Becki said...

Sounds like she's got some drama! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holidays :)

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a really good book.

fredamans said...

Always happy to see your post! Made me miss out on Amish fiction. Haven't read any in some time now. Happy weekend!!

Literary Feline said...

I hope you are enjoying this one! I like the the excerpt you shared. I hope you have a great week.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

This isn't really my style, but I hope you enjoy it!

Cheryl said...

Ashley, I hope you give this one a try.

Laurel, great to see you here today.

Becki, good clean drama is what I love.

Yvonne, I have high hopes for this one. I liked the first book in the series.

Freda, I missed posting. Hope you get back to Amish fiction in 2021.

Literary Feline, thanks so much.

Lauren, we seem to like different genres, but I hope you'll stop by again soon.

Thanks for the visit and the comments, everyone.