Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. Sign up for her newsletter &/or visit Rachel at www.racheljgood.com.
Change of Heart
Lydia Esh’s younger sister Emma is running wild during Rumschpringe, causing the family major heartaches. Although it means risking her reputation, her job as a schoolteacher, and her courtship with Jakob Zook, Lydia attends parties to watch over Emma and protect her sister’s virtue.
When Emma begins a relationship with Kyle, an Englischer, Lydia teams up with Kyle’s older brother, Caleb, to keep the couple apart. As Lydia and Caleb spend time together keeping an eye on their siblings, Lydia falls for this forbidden love. Will she stay true to her faith even if it means giving up the man she loves?
Excerpt from Change of Heart by Rachel J. Good
Lydia spent the night on her knees, agonizing in prayer, although she already knew God’s answer to the question. Could she accept His will for her life? When she rose from her knees at dawn to help with the chores, her mind and heart were as one, but a heaviness lay in her stomach as if she’d downed the cast iron skillet along with the griddle cakes. To succumb to her feelings for Caleb meant giving up something she had longed for from the time she was a child.
Her sacrifice was nothing like Christ’s when He went to the cross and bore the world’s sin. But she must obey her conscience, her church, her family. To stay true to her faith meant joining the church. And that meant forgetting Caleb. Why did doing what was right break your heart?
But now she knew how Emma felt, what had drawn her sister away from her faith. When Lydia had chided Emma, she had no idea how powerful the attraction to another person could be.
Lydia had always felt safe and secure around Jakob. His steadiness reassured her, and they had a wonderful friendship, but this … this … Lydia had no words for the magnetic pull that drew her to Caleb. The irresistible force that made her long to be with him. She only prayed it would fade in time.
Amish Quilts Coloring Book
Feeling stressed? Why not relax with an adult coloring book? Rachel J. Good’s Amish Quilts Coloring Book takes you back to a time and place that’s calm. Immerse yourself in a world of peace as you color the 25 different patterns inspired by quilts seen in Amish country. Many of these designs are based on traditional quilts, but some have been reimagined or repeated multiple times to create more intricate patterns to color. Each quilt is printed on only one side of the page; facing pages contain inspirational Amish proverbs. And if the designs inspire you to make quilts of your own, the pages can be used as templates for quilt-making.
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