By Cynthia Keller
From the writer of An Amish Christmas and A undeniable & Fancy Christmas comes a heartwarming novel of marriage and relations, new beginnings and poignant homecomings--just in time for the holidays.
After her husband, Shep, loses his most modern task, Jennie Davis is thankful to be in a vehicle en path to appealing Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Shep has inherited a home from cousin, besides the cousin's customary bicycle store. The movement supplies Jennie, Shep, and their young children a welcome probability for a clean start.
While Shep dives into his new enterprise on the motorcycle store, Jennie rigorously restores their broken-down condo. She loves being a stay-at-home mother yet yearns to discover a few success open air of her family--particularly as they fight financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship along with her Amish neighbor, Mattie Fisher, who opens up approximately her modest lifestyle. Mattie's dependable stable personality within the face of adversity encourages Jennie to hunt functional strategies to her personal problems. A passing comment by way of Jennie's son transforms desperation approximately their funds into idea, best her to embark upon a candy-making enterprise.
Soon, Jennie's newfound goal collides with Shep's starting to be tension at paintings and long-simmering tensions among husband and spouse upward thrust to the skin. because the vacation season methods, their kin is challenged as by no means before--until an unforeseen customer arrives to provide Jennie the best present of all.
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An Amish Christmas
"This little ebook is a vacation charmer old and young will locate appealing."--Fredericksburg unfastened Lance--Star
"[A] candy, poignant story."--USA Today
A undeniable & Fancy Christmas
"[This novel] does what an exceptional vacation story should still; it invitations readers to show off the telephone and tv and wrap themselves up in a hot, compelling story."--Lincoln magazine Star
"A amazing learn for the Christmas season."--FaithfulNews
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19 The only exceptions are Kenneth Charlton, Education in Renaissance England (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965), pp. 258–69, and Keith Thomas, ‘Numeracy in Early Modern England’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 5th ser. 37 (1987), 103–32. They both draw attention to the increasingly frequent publication of textbooks on arithmetic in the seventeenth century. 20 kenneth charlton and margaret spufford leaves no quantifiable record. We can show that elementary schoolmasters were licensed to teach this third rudiment as well as the other two,20 and the seventeenth-century ‘spiritual autobiographers’ also provide us with enough examples to demonstrate the effects of some of this teaching.
14 Adam Fox, ‘Custom, Memory and the Authority of Writing’, in The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England, ed. Paul Griffiths, Adam Fox and Steve Hindle (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996), pp. 89–116. Unfortunately, Adam Fox, Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500–1700 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), came out after this text was finished. It would have been very influential. See aso David D. Hall, ‘The Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century’, in Cultures of Print. Essays in the History of the Book (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), pp.