… Because Life Runs on Faith

Mary Ellis

“…Because Life Runs on Faith”


Newest Release

An Amish Family Reunion

An Amish Family Reunion

An Amish Family Reunion

During a rumschpringe visit to Niagara Falls, Phoebe Miller meets Eli Riehl, a young man who charms her—and everyone else—with his exceptional storytelling ability. When Phoebe sketches scenes to illustrate one of his tales, Eli encourages her incredible talent, and together they embark on a lofty and unlikely business venture for two young Amish people—writing and illustrating a children’s book.

Eli’s kindness and appeal extend beyond his knack for words to reach inside Phoebe’s heart. But he is an only son with five sisters, and when his father suffers a heart attack, Eli gives up his writing to assume responsibility on the farm. Though willing to abandon his dream of becoming an author, he won’t give up his beloved Phoebe.

Can their love for a good story develop into something that lasts forever, or will Phoebe’s deep-seated fear of desertion stand in their way?

  • Retail Price: 13.99
  • Release Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 320
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-4487-8

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A Marriage for Meghan (The Wayne County Series)

A Marriage for Meghan
(The Wayne County Series)

Fans of superb Amish fiction will welcome the rich and moving stories of The Wayne County series by Mary Ellis, the bestselling author of Abigail’s New Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart.

Meghan Yost is 19, bright, and eager to prove to her father, the bishop, that she’s mature enough to teach in the Old Order district. But just when Meghan gains confidence and assurance, a troubled student challenges her authority and a male suitor challenges her patience.

Life and love tensions escalate when a string of crimes threaten the Amish community, and handsome FBI agent Thomas Mast arrives to investigate.

Is there truth behind Meghan’s fear that she’s the cause for disruptions in the serene county? And is there true love behind her mixed feelings for Thomas, the outsider? This is a timeless story of personal quests for hope, love, and enduring faith.

  • Retail Price: 13.99
  • Release Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 304
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-3010-9

 

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Abigail’s New Hope (The Wayne County Series)

Abigail's new Hope

Abigail’s New Hope
(The Wayne County Series) 

As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies—but the baby is saved.

When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel’s reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who’s deaf and thought to be simple minded by his community. She endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.

An inspirational tale of overcoming grief, maintaining faith, and finding hope in an ever-changing world.

  • Retail Price: 13.99
  • Release Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 288
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-3009-3
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Sarah’s Christmas Miracle

Sarah's Christmas MiracleSarah’s Christmas Miracle

From the bestselling author of A Widow’s Hope and Never Far from Home comes a brand-new Amish novella that will add joy to the Christmas season.

Sarah Beachy has plenty to be joyous about as autumn leaves start to fall. She loves her job at the English bed-and-breakfast where she cooks and refreshes rooms between guests. She has a serious beau, and everyone expects an engagement soon. Why, then, would she jeopardize everything by suddenly deciding to take a trip to Cleveland to track down a brother who left the Order years ago?

Her family’s faith in God is put to the test as the holiest night of the year approaches and Sarah remains far away. Sarah’s mother, Elizabeth, has been missing her son for such a long time…will she lose her daughter to the English world as well? Or will the Beachy family receive an unexpected Christmas miracle?

  • Retail Price: 10.99
  • Release Date: August 2010
  • Page Count: 144
  • Size: 5 1/4 x 8
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-2968-4

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The Way to a Man’s Heart

The Way to a Man's Heart

The Way to a Man’s Heart
(The Miller Family Series) 

Mary Ellis (A Widow’s Hope and Never Far from Home) concludes her bestselling The Miller Family series with another engaging story set in Holmes County, Ohio.

Leah Miller is living her dream come true as she invests in a newly restored diner that caters to locals rather than tourists. Can Jonah Byler convince this shy, quiet young woman that she should leave her adoring fans and cook only for him?

Leah’s sister, Emma, is trying to adapt to married life as New Order Amish along with her husband, James, who gave up hisEnglischer ways to make Emma his bride. Will his commitment to Emma and to God stand firm when temptations from his past come to call?

Ellis offers readers another captivating novel filled with strong characters and a loving look at how faith in God and connection with family can fill to overflowing an open, waiting heart.

  • Retail Price: 13.99
  • Release Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 300
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-2734-5

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Never Far From Home

Never Far From Home
(The Miller Family Series) 

Mary Ellis follows her captivating Widow’s Hope with a new story from the heart of Holmes County, Ohio. In Never Far From Home, fifteen–year–old Emma Miller finishes school, starts her own wool business, and is longing for someone to court. When the object of her affection is a handsome English sheep farmer, with a fast truck and modern methods, her deacon father, Simon, knows he has more than the farm alliance to worry about.

Emma isn’t the only one with longings in Holmes County. Her aunt Hannah wants a baby and her uncle Seth hopes he’ll reap financial rewards when he takes a risk with his harvest. But are these the dreams God has for this Amish family? With engaging interactions and thoughtful characters, Ellis weaves a story about waiting for God’s timing and discovering that the dreams planted close to home can grow a lasting harvest of hope and love.

  • Retail Price: 13.99
  • Release Date: January 2010
  • Page Count: 300
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-2733-8

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