Stories of Plain Women
One woman’s story of redemption
Every Good Gift
During the most difficult season of her life, how could she know whether their meeting was a gift from God—or another temptation?
Maisy never expected that a Plain girl like her could have her heart stolen by an Englisch boy. But when her rumspringa ends and Maisy realizes she’s pregnant, the reality of their choices—and their differences—sets in.
Maisy knows she will never leave her faith to marry her baby’s father. But she also knows the road to acceptance as an unwed mother in an Amish community will be long and hard. To protect her family from the scandal, she goes to live with her cousin in Haven, Kansas, where she will have some solitude to figure out what kind of future she might have.In Haven Maisy begins to find her way—thanks in no small part to Joshua Lapp, a Plain man who’s made it clear he isn’t bothered by her situation or ashamed to be seen with her, despite the bishop’s warnings. But Joshua has struggled with his faith ever since the death of his twin brother, leaving Maisy to wonder: How can two people who are so lost ever help each other discover Gott’s plans for their future?
Faith, Family, and Community
What makes Kelly’s Amish stories so powerful?
The author of more than twenty-five Amish fiction novels and a dozen novellas, Kelly explores the lives of Plain women who experience many of the same life challenges as women of other faiths. Multiple series have spanned the country from Montana to Texas to Kansas to Missouri to Virginia. The women in these books walk through seasons of loss, grief, sudden widowhood, unexpected pregnancy, adoption, domestic abuse, postpartum depression, and infertility. They come away stronger in their faith, deeper in love, and joyful in life, giving readers the hope that they can do the same. These are stories intended to entertain while provoking thought long after the last page is turned.
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Amish Romance Series
The Amish of Bee County
Every Amish Season
In Amish Romance
Praise for Kelly’s Amish Romances
Every Good Gift
“Strangers at first, Maisy Glick and Joshua Lapp find solace in their unhappy circumstances in Kelly Irvin’s Every Good Gift. Joshua, full of sorrow and doubt. Maisy, full of regret. Together, they forge a path forward in ways that will surprise readers. Irvin’s knowledge of the Plain people shines in this endearing tale of love… Read more “Every Good Gift”
“The Amish of Bee County” series
“In this journey of grief and faith, Irvin (“The Amish of Bee County” series) thoughtfully handles the charged issues of mourning, postpartum depression, and survivor guilt. VERDICT A moving and compelling tale about the power of grace and forgiveness that reminds us how we become strongest in our most broken moments.”
The Beekeeper’s Son
“Timeless stories of love and loss reach across two generations in this romantic opening to Irvin’s (A Plain Love Song) Amish of Bee County trilogy…” “…The awesome power of faith and family over personal desire dominates this beautifully woven masterpiece.”