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Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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This free short story e-romance is a prequel to The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia.


When Joseph Bontrager left Pebble Creek, all of Esther Schrock’s dreams and hopes for the future...

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Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story)

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Overview

This free short story e-romance is a prequel to The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia.


When Joseph Bontrager left Pebble Creek, all of Esther Schrock’s dreams and hopes for the future went with him. Bravely picking up the pieces of her broken heart, she resumed her life teaching at the schoolhouse with Miriam King. Now, nineteen months later, Joseph has returned. Despite her initial excitement, Esther feels anger rise up instead of love. Will she be able to forgive him for leaving? Forgive him for more than a year and a half of silence without a single letter? With Miriam’s encouraging words, and despite ominous clouds on the horizon, will Esther be able to replace the bitterness in her heart with affection for Joseph once more?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736959155
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: The Pebble Creek Amish Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,416
  • File size: 341 KB

Meet the Author

Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. Her first two inspirational novels—A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces—were Christian Book Distributors bestsellers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    This short story is a great introduction to the three books in t

    This short story is a great introduction to the three books in the Pebble Creek Series. Each book is a stand-alone; and after you read one, you'll definitely want to read all three. Vannetta Chapman has a talent for developing characters that you can relate to. You will find yourself crying with them during difficult times and rejoicing and cheering them on through the good times. As always, Vannetta's book are strong on hope, faith and family values. All of Vannetta's books are must-reads!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

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    Good story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    very good

    very good check it out you will love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Loved it!

    I haven't found many books I like to read, however I loved this one and wish I could get the next today! Want to read more!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

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    I loved this book and will be reading the frist book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    This is just enough to introduce you to some of the Pebble Creek

    This is just enough to introduce you to some of the Pebble Creek characters AND make you want to read the whole series!! I highly recommend The Pebble Creek Series by Vannetta Chapman!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Sigh¿.this short ebook is sweet, precious, hopeful, and the perf

    Sigh….this short ebook is sweet, precious, hopeful, and the perfect indication of what the rest of the Pebble Creek Series brings in uniqueness, overcoming heart aches, and forgiveness. If you haven’t already read those three books, then this is the perfect start. If you have, you will be reminded of each book and the promises each one holds with incredible characters and the assurance of trusting in God’s will (Gotte’s wille). Loved it, there’s no place like Home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Short and sweet.

    Good quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Read

    This book is very cute, free, and short for those who dont like spending long time on a book. Im 11 years old. Read this book.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    got to read

    great book. enjoyed reading. kept me intersted

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  • Posted June 14, 2014

    An introduction to the Pebble Creek series An introduction t

    An introduction to the Pebble Creek series




    An introduction to Vannetta Chapman's The Pebble Creek Amish Series, this brief prequel to the three ensuing novels by Chapman sets the pace for the lives of two young Amish women and a look into the future. A lesson in forgiveness is learned, and sets the stage for a rekindled romance for Joseph and Esther. A young widower and his daughter arrive in the community sparking some interest for Esther's friend, Miriam. This is a well-told introduction to Vannetta Chapman's Pebble Creek novels. It's an invitation to join the characters as their lives develop in the committed Amish community. Well done!




    Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon, and my review reflects my honest opinions. No monetary compensation was received for this review.

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    This little novella was a nice intro to the series. I was able t

    This little novella was a nice intro to the series. I was able to get this free on Amazon. It led the way into the wonderful Pebble Creek series. At the end you get a little inkling of what might be forthcoming. The novella is a reminder that pride over forgiveness isn't the Lord's way. I enjoyed it very much and since it's free you might want to get yourself a copy. I am sure you will enjoy it, too!

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

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    Home to Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman is a short-story preque

    Home to Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman is a short-story prequel to The Pebble Creek Amish series, about 21 pages in length. I've always enjoyed Vannetta's writing style of simply telling an interesting story with character depth and inspirational thoughts.

    Esther thought Joseph was the fulfillment of her dreams, until he left for eighteen months without any contact. With his efforts to make things right between then when he returned, Esther's wounded pride found forgiveness almost too much to ask - and lack of forgiveness resulting from pride is unfortunately something many of us can relate to. Miriam's words of advice certainly touch the heart of the matter: "Forgiveness isn't about feelings."

    This story also introduces us to the Pebble Creek community and characters who will be featured in the first novel, A Promise for Miriam. If you enjoy Amish fiction and the simplicity of the Amish culture, you will be pleased with this prequel and I encourage you to then go on to The Pebble Creek Amish series. Compared to similar short stores, I would rate this 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    I enjoyed the story line... Story too short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Wonderful short read. i can't wait to read more from this author

    Wonderful short read.
    i can't wait to read more from this author. I really want to know what happens to the characters in this short story in my future reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    virginia

    very easy simple read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Very short

    Good but very short. Chick lit, clean, ages 13 and up.

    AD

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

     This is a wonderful story to read along with The Pebble Creek A

     This is a wonderful story to read along with The Pebble Creek Amish Series.   I had read the books in Vannetta's series and this book filled in some of the puzzle pieces for me.  It was wonderful to read how Joseph and Esther got together as well as Miriam and Gabe and little Grace.   I fell in love with "Pebble Creek" and the cabins when I read the books in the series, so this was a very special story to me.  Thank you so much for offering this free short story, Vannetta!    It was a pleasure to read.

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    Posted November 22, 2013

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