Sisters of the Quilt Books In Publication Order
- When the Heart Cries (2006)
- When the Morning Comes (2007)
- When the Soul Mends (2008)
Ada’s House Books In Publication Order
- The Hope of Refuge (2009)
- The Bridge of Peace (2010)
- The Harvest of Grace (2011)
Apple Ridge Books In Publication Order
- The Sound of Sleigh Bells (2009)
- The Christmas Singing (2011)
- The Scent of Cherry Blossoms (2012)
- The Dawn of Christmas (2013)
Amish Vines and Orchards Books In Publication Order
- A Season for Tending (2012)
- The Winnowing Season (2013)
- For Every Season (2013)
- Seasons of Tomorrow (2014)
The Amish of Summer Grove Books In Publication Order
- Ties that Bind (2015)
- Fraying at the Edge (2016)
- Gathering the Threads (2017)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- A Love Undone (2014)
- The Gift Of Christmas Past (2017)
- As the Tide Comes In (2018)
- The Christmas Remedy (2018)
- A Christmas Haven (2019)
- The Englisch Daughter (2020)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- The Angel of Forest Hill (2016)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Plain Wisdom (2011)
Sisters of the Quilt Book Covers
Ada’s House Book Covers
Apple Ridge Book Covers
Amish Vines and Orchards Book Covers
The Amish of Summer Grove Book Covers
Standalone Novels Book Covers
Short Stories/Novellas Book Covers
Non-Fiction Book Covers
Cindy Woodsmall Books Overview
When Hannah dares to love across the boundaries of tradition, will she lose everything?
Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, seventeen year old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her relationship with her family forever.
On the evening of their engagement, tragedy strikes and in one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed. As she finds herself entangled in questions that the Old Ways of her people cannot answer, Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her community and in the heart of the man she loves.
Her relationship with fianc Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.
Back in Owl’s Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over his treatment of Hannah. Fearing for her safety, he tries to convince Hannah s remaining allies brother Luke, best friend Mary, and loyal Matthew Esh to help search for his love. Hannah s father, however, remains steadfastly convinced of her sinful behavior. His blindness to his family s pain extends to her sister, Sarah, who shows signs of increasing instability.
Convinced her former life is irreparably destroyed, Hannah finds purpose and solace in life with her aunt and in a growing friendship with Englischer Martin Palmer. Will the countless opportunities in her new life persuade Hannah that her place is amongst the Englischers or will she give in to her heart s call to return home and face her past?
Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?
After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.
Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.
As Hannah is thrown together with former fianc Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life and perhaps to her first love?
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?
Love alone isn t enough to overcome some obstacles. 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 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?
Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past or will they shape her future forever? Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family s debt ridden farm. After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life. Can Aaron and Sylvia 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.
Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fianc . When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work including Lizzy s dry goods store. But she doesn t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry.
Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it s not that simple 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?
Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge. But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn. Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?
Two friends from different worlds one Old Order Amish, one Englischer share the truths that bring them together. Best selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God. With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women welcome you into their unique friendship. You ll also gain a rare glimpse into the traditions and ways of the Amish as Miriam recalls special occasions and shares family recipes throughout the book. Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all. So grab your cup and your quilt and settle in for a soul comforting read with Plain Wisdom.