Richard Paul Evans

Wanda Brunstetter – The Struggle
When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Mindy, to Christian County, Kentucky, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to leave her Amish home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Phillip Gulley – Home To Harmony
In the fictional small town of Harmony, Indiana, Sam Gardner becomes the pastor of his hometown church, Harmony Friends Meeting. In this delightful, first-person novel, Sam describes in a warm, down-home style the moving and humorous adventures he encounters his first year home to Harmony.

Nicholas Sparks – A Walk To Remember
A poignant tale of first love set in the 1950s introduces seventeen-year-old Landon, who has never payed much attention to plain Jamie Sullivan, a Baptist minister’s daughter, until fate intervenes and Landon learns the true nature of beauty, the joy of giving, and the power of love.

Jason Wright – The Cross Gardener
John Bevan and his young daughter, Lou Lou, try to heal after a tragic accident takes the life of his wife and unborn child. Struggling to understand God’s purpose, John erects a small cross on the side of the road where his wife died. One day, he meets a man painting his wife’s cross, and the “cross gardener” eventually helps John see that his wife would have wanted him to live his life and enjoy every moment with his surviving child.

Melody Carlson – The Christmas Bus
The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas. But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus.

Jan Karon – At Home In Mitford
In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won’t go away and an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge.

Donna VanLiere – The Christmas Hope
Patti is a devoted social worker, but she can’t seem to feel anything for her handsome pilot husband (they sleep in separate bedrooms), and she can’t understand why anyone could feel happy during the holidays. Leave it to a child to teach Patti the meaning of Christmas.

Nicholas Evans – The Horse Whisperer
After her daughter and the girl’s horse are injured in a tragic accident, Annie Graves journeys across the continent in search of Tom Booker, the Horse Whisperer, hoping he can use his ancient gift to help both the horse and the maimed girl.

Beverly Lewis – The Brethren
Annie Zook, the Amish preacher’s daughter, is caught between two worlds. Living with shunned friend Esther, Annie longs to return to her forbidden art and the idyllic days spent with Englisher Ben Martin, before her father ordered her never to see him again.

Robert James Waller – Bridges of Madison County
Robert Kincaid, a photographer for National Geographic and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife, describe the life of Madison County Iowa residents. A photographer and a lonely farmer’s wife in Iowa.

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