Overview

Love—Plain and Simple—Finds a Home in Indiana

Four Quaker women face trials of faith—and the heart—across generations.

Ruth Payne’s bridegroom has cold feet. . .for the second time. . .and Ruth is reluctant to give him a third chance at love. For Josiah Wall, everything he has worked for means nothing without the woman he loves. But can he convince Ruth that he won’t back out again?

Deborah Wall is thrilled to...

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The Quakers of New Garden

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Overview

Love—Plain and Simple—Finds a Home in Indiana

Four Quaker women face trials of faith—and the heart—across generations.

Ruth Payne’s bridegroom has cold feet. . .for the second time. . .and Ruth is reluctant to give him a third chance at love. For Josiah Wall, everything he has worked for means nothing without the woman he loves. But can he convince Ruth that he won’t back out again?

Deborah Wall is thrilled to work at a hub of the Underground Railroad. Then wounded Nathaniel Fox—a bounty hunter for runaway slaves—is left to her care. Will Nathaniel put an end to Deborah’s abolitionist crusade, or open up her heart to love?

Leah Wall came to her uncle’s farm as an unwanted, poor relation. Realizing she has little choice, Leah accepts an arranged marriage, becoming a wife in name only to widowed Caleb Whitaker. But will the letters they exchange be a firm enough foundation for lasting love?

Catherine Wall is frustrated. No matter what she says, she can’t convince Jaidon Taylor that their love is not meant to be. . .they are just too different. But when it comes to love, are they really that different?

Will these women withstand the test of love?

 

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Editorial Reviews

Labor Not in Vain - Faith Oygard

This was an absolutely lovely novella collection, though and I would recommend it to Amish Fiction fans who might be looking for a little something different :) 
Reviews by Jenilee - Jenilee Goodwin

The Quakers of New Garden was an enjoyable read. I read it very quickly because the stories are simple. But, although they were simple, each story had strong emphasis on faith, family, and friends. I think the authors did a fantastic job of weaving their books together, taking us from one generation to the next. It was fun as the reader, to travel through time with this family!
Labor Not in Vain

This was an absolutely lovely novella collection, though and I would recommend it to Amish Fiction fans who might be looking for a little something different :) 

— Faith Oygard

Reviews by Jenilee

The Quakers of New Garden was an enjoyable read. I read it very quickly because the stories are simple. But, although they were simple, each story had strong emphasis on faith, family, and friends. I think the authors did a fantastic job of weaving their books together, taking us from one generation to the next. It was fun as the reader, to travel through time with this family!

— Jenilee Goodwin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607428244
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Romancing America
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 191,950
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award-winning author of historical Christian fiction and a speaker on topics of faith, writing, and publishing. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn’t writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, and reading.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    An Inspiring Collection of Romance - Highly Recommended.

    I'm not a typical Christian romance reader, but after picking up a previous collection of stories, I tried this book as well. So glad I did!

    Every one of these stories struck a chord with me. My favorite was "New Garden's Inspiration", the story of Leah Wall and a handsome Union soldier. Leah is too tall, too old and not pretty enough to catch a husband on her own but she ends in a marriage of convenience with widowed Caleb Whitaker. Leah wishes for a true marriage but stands firm in her belief in God's plan for her.

    The author of the story, Claire Sanders, writes all of her heroines with a spine of steel and an unflinching faith in God. The attraction between Leah and Caleb, while subtle, is strong and never in doubt. "New Garden's Inspiration" is a beautifully spun love story.

    "The Quakers of New Garden" will remind you of the simplicity of love and that you must believe God has something in mind for all of us. I highly recommend romancing the Quakers!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    Enjoyable Read!

    I have come to really like the Romancing America series. Normally I am not a big fan of short stories but I love how these books are written and flow together and this book is no exception. This book is about Quakers. The first story takes place in the early 1800’s and the next three stories slowly bring us to present day with the final story.

    What I liked: Even though the 4 stories are short they where well written. I liked all the stories a lot. The characters where likeable and the stories interesting. I did not know a lot about the Quaker history and beliefs and found this book informative and interesting.

    What I did not like: The fourth story was not as good as the first three to me. Maybe its because we jumped from historical to contemporary. The third story was told by only the female character and the other three where told by both the male and the female so that story felt a little out of place.

    Over all this was a fun book and I enjoyed reading it a lot. I think my favorite story was of Leah who married for convenience but found love. I could have read a whole book just about them! If you’re a fan of the Romancing America series your in for a treat with this book! If you have not read any of these books this is a good one to start with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Fairly good historical fiction

    Christian romance tends to be smaltzy, and I did cry on finishing one of these four, but the historical thread is what kept me reading. I have a second of these type and I will read it as well

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Good book

    Really enjoyedlearning more about Quakers.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    The Quakers of New Garden Claire Sanders, Ann E. Schrock, Jennif

    The Quakers of New Garden
    Claire Sanders, Ann E. Schrock, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Susette Williams

    Description: Four Quakers of New Garden face trials of the heart. When Josiah Wall postpones his marriage to Ruth Payne for a second time, Ruth is reluctant to give him another chance at love. Deborah Wall is thrilled to work at a hub of the Underground Railroad, until wounded Nathaniel Fox—a bounty hunter for runaway slaves—is left to her care. Leah Wall struggles to turn a marriage of convenience into a marriage of love. Christian Jaidon Taylor pursues Quaker Catherine Wall—but she’s convinced their differences will forever keep them apart. Will these women withstand the test of love?

    Review: I really liked the story lines for all the books. They were well thought out and easy to read except for the ‘thee’ ‘thou’ and like language. It was OK at the start but became a noose during the reading because the weighed down the dialogue. I struggled through this with the start of each story until I could block it out. It seemed to me that it should have been phased out and I doubt that it would have bothered me. They were fun to see them blend from one part of the family to the next with characters that would pop into other stories. I am glad that I read it over all and look forward to hearing good things from these authors in the future.
    I would like to thank Net Galley and Barbour Publishing, Inc. for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.

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    Posted March 2, 2013

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    Add meh

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    Posted March 2, 2013

    Earthstar

    Add what

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Earthstar

    Guys i cant comunicate now because my nook wont let me:(
    Im doing this on my moms nook. Go to quaver res 1 to roleplay because this book doesnt work!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Rabbitnose

    "Yep, that is correct!!!" Rabbitnose licks Glacierkit,"Now if you were chasing a squirrel and it runs up a tree, would you go after it?" She asks

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    Posted March 1, 2013

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    It depends on the tree. If it is really branchy and they're close wit for the squirrel. If the treee has branches here and there go aafter it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    A cat to fallowfern

    A tom ran up to her casuassly and licked her a lot a lot. Pushed her down and rubbed thir privates together. Licked her privates lick lick lick. U have just been forcemated but wait. He tickles the outside of ur private lightly with a claw. Licked their again and then sucked her butt. Licked her brivate one more time before running iff and no one caught him. U have just been forcemated!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Greypaw

    *Stumbled in and fell over. His legs where wrapped up in what Twolegs call bandages. He has cut and scrapes all over and is bleeding badly.*

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    Posted March 1, 2013

    Swiftlight

    (Sorry I wasn't on! I had school stuff to deal with.) She yawned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    WE ARE MOVING

    WE ARE MOVING TO QUAVER 1 ST RESULT GATHERING AT SECOND RESULT

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Kit

    Where am i? (Has cuts and is bleeding a little)

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Darkestnight

    Dropped off his squirrel (gtgtb bbt)

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Kits

    Came rrom the orphanige

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Frecklenose

    Is there dens yet?

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Can i join

    Name Streakleap gender female apperence a white striped silver she cat with blue eyes. I want to be a warrior

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    4 Stars Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor In the first story Ruth P

    4 Stars
    Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
    In the first story Ruth Payne fiance Josiah want to postpone their wedding for the second time. Ruth is hurt that Josiah does not want to marry her.
    Josiah is a Federalist and wants to put off the wedding till the election.
    Ruth thinks that Josiah really doesn't love her she is just a habit. Josiah can't believe Ruth won't marry him.
    Ruth's father cousin comes to visit with her husband. Molly Madison and James Madison.
    Crossroads by Ann E Schrock
    Slavers are chasing some runaway slaves. It was storming most turned back but one slaver wanted to check and make sure the slaves were not dying in the stream but he got washed over the bridge and hurt himself.
    He was brought into the house saying all are welcome.
    Nathaniel does not know if he can rejoin the society again and turn the other cheek.
    He does not want to join for the wrong reason.
    Deborah has changed her opinion of Nathaniel but she does want to marry in her faith.
    Inspiration by Claire Sanders
    Leah is about to be married to Caleb and minutes before the wedding meets him for the first time. Leah is hopeful to be finally wed and to have a family.
    Caleb is going to fight in the civil war and needs someone to care for his two kids his aunt has been helping with that but her health is slowing down. Caleb was not planning on getting married but Leah's Uncle says that if he marries her she would be a good mother for his kids.
    Leah is shocked to find out that it is to be a name only marriage right before her wedding night. After crying herself to sleep she wakes to find her groom already gone.
    Conversion by Susette williams
    Conversion by Susette Williams
    Jaidon Taylor is a lawyer but he gives a lot of time to a youth group in a bad part of town. He comes to the hospital when a young man is shot that he is trying to help and meets nurse Catherine Wall.
    Catherine decide to go help at the youth center after hearing about it from a young man she is nursing. Jaidon asks her out right away even when she tells him that she won't date marry out of her church. Jaidon invites her to his church and agrees to go to hers to see what each other belives.
    Shows good amd some not so good points about both as they try and help the youth.
    I liked all four stories but they were too short for me. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
    At the back of the ebook is a survey questions that I thought I would answer here for me.
    1, Did you enjoy reading the Quakers of New Garden? yes I did and would read more books like this.
    What influence me to buy this book. I did not buy but got it free because It looked good to read. and it was.
    3. which is favorite book? I guess Inspiration was my favorite.
    4 age 49
    5 hours read each week? I can't count that high. I read between 7-14 books a week usually. Some of them I do listen to them on my kindle too.
    rhonda I am disabled and cant do a lot and reading helps me to cope with pain and uplifts me. Fairview UT
    04/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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