Cindy's Story (An Amish Fairly Tale Novelette 1)

Cindy's Story (An Amish Fairly Tale Novelette 1)

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by J.E.B. Spredemann
He's running from his past. She's hiding from her present. But God has a plan for their future.


He's running from his past. She's hiding from her present. But God has a plan for their future.

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Blessed Publishing
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Amish Fairly Tale Novelettes , #1
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Meet the Author

J.E.B. Spredemann resides in central California and currently writes Christian fiction.

Author Interview below from

B: Thanks for being here with us. Will you tell us a little about yourself and how long you have been writing books?

J: Thank you for having me here, Brittany. I am the J. in J.E.B. Spredemann. The acronymous name J.E.B. Spredemann was created about a year and a half ago and stands for Jennifer (myself), Emily (my daughter), and Brandi (my daughter). Since three names are a little much to fit on the cover of a book, we thought J.E.B. was suitable and somewhat incognito. ;)

We began penning works of literature a little over a year and a half ago. Joanna's Struggle (Book 1 of the Amish Girls Series) was the first book we co-authored.

NOTE: We began writing the Amish Girls Series together, but since then the girls have branched out and are currently working on fiction in other Christian genres. The adult novellas are solely penned by J. Spredemann. I chose to not change the name because I felt readers were already familiar with J.E.B., so I kept it. The only place this is indicated is at the front of each book where the 'Other Books by the Author' are listed; you will see an asterisk * next to the books.

B: How did you decide to focus on writing Amish fiction? Is this a genre you enjoy reading?

J: Yes, I enjoy reading Amish fiction immensely. Our writing journey began when Brandi asked me why they didn't have more (Amish) books for girls her age. I replied, "Why don't we write some?" Since then, we've put our hands to the plow and haven't looked back. Also, my husband and I both have German ancestry. My husband currently speaks fluent German and has a Mennonite background.

B: I appreciated the fact that the gospel message was clearly presented several times in the story. Do all of your books present the gospel to readers?

J: I think the Gospel is essential and it is the reason I write. I aim to have the Gospel in all my books. In one form or another, it is presented in each book. If a person only reads one of my books, I want them to know that, no matter who they are or what they've done, God loves them and He made a way for them to get to Heaven. John 3:16-18, Romans 10:9-13

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Cindy's Story (An Amish Fairly Tale Novelette 1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
Take the story of Cinderella, retell it with an Amish twist and you have a delightful read. This story also presents the plan of salvation by God's grace very clearly. This is a short story and quick read but one well worth reading. I was given a e-book copy of this novella in return for an honest review, and I loved it.
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Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Cindy’s Story, (An Amish Fairly Tale Novelette 1), By: J.E.B. Spredemann An Amish fairy tale. A sweet yet heartbreaking story rolled into one. A very quick read. What a wonderful read for someone with a teen. 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice for a quick read.
BeverlyLytle More than 1 year ago
This book is loosely based on the Cinderella story. It involves an Amish girl who lives in her stepmother’s barn loft and is rescued by her prince charming. Although it is based on a fairytale type story, I found the writing and story line to be much more simplistic than what is typical of this author. I think it is best suited for the much younger preteen girl. All in all a cute story, but I would like to have seen better development of the characters and more believable details in the story. Because I know the high quality books usually put out by this author, the fact that I did not think this particular book was her best writing would not discourage me from reading other books written by her. Her boldness to share scripture in her stories is something I strongly admire.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite Cindy's Story by J.E.B. Spredemann is an Amish spin on the classic fairytale Cinderella, but with a unique twist. Ms. Spredemann weaves in a faith based message that really provides a spiritual boost to the fairytale theme! Seventeen-year-old Ella Zook, also known as Cindy, hasn't had an easy life. After the death of her mother at an early age, her father remarries a woman with two children and then he also dies. After that, she basically became a slave to her family, even being threatened that she should never make contact with anyone otherwise they would put her out on the streets. Her only comfort is going into the woods, but when a young Amish man named Nathaniel shows up and befriends her, it seems that God hasn't forgotten her after all. But Nathaniel has something from his past that could change the way Cindy feels about him.  I am a huge fan of Amish fiction and I don't think I have ever read a book quite like Cindy's Story by J.E.B. Spredemann. While written in the style of Cinderella, there honestly is so much more substance to this story than the classic fairy tale. Ella (Cindy) was such an amazing character. Even though her life was filled with nothing but hardship, she kept an upbeat, positive attitude. Great character development allowed her character to blossom and her faith to grow as the story progressed. The friendship that developed with Nathaniel certainly had a fairy tale quality, but there was also a deeper message of forgiveness that resonated as well. I loved the spiritual messages woven into the story; instead of feeling overblown or preachy they fitted perfectly and seemed very realistic. A quick easy read that's perfect for anyone who enjoys Amish fiction, but honestly anyone looking for a fast paced romantic read that packs a inspirational punch will enjoy it as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know anything about the auther or book. So was wondering if its worth the read. Thanks fof your time!