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Mary Ellis

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Mary Ellis has written twenty-three novels including Amish fiction, historical romance, and suspense. Her debut book, A Widow’s Hope, was nominated for a 2010 Carol Award. Living in Harmony, won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction while Love Comes to Paradise won the 2013 Lime Award. Her latest suspense series was Marked for Retribution Mysteries. Hiding in Plain Sight, book one, was released in August by Severn House. She lives in Ohio near Amish country with her husband, dog and cat. or!/pages/Mary-Ellis/126995058236

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One for the Road

Travel writer Jill Curtis loves her job, but she desperately needs a break if she’s to achieve her dream of becoming an investigative reporter. Sent to Kentucky by her boss to find out why thousands of tourists flock to Bourbon Country every year, Jill’s dream seems to be slipping further away.…

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Island of Last Resorts

As a special bonus, Nate Price and his PIs are treated to a week-long vacation, including Kate and her amateur sleuth fiancé, Eric. But instead of finding lovely beaches and championship golf courses, the PI team arrives at the private island of a reclusive billionaire. In return for their luxury accommodations,…

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Sweet Taste of Revenge

When a wealthy socialite, owner of the largest yacht manufacturer on the Gulf Coast, is found dead, PI Kate Weller is sent on assignment to investigate. Plenty of people would benefit from this socialite’s demise, including her daughter, Lainey. But Agnes Westin created plenty of enemies on her climb…

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The Amish Sweet Shop

The Sweetest Courtship by Emma Miller: At age thirty-six, Jacob Beechy is a rarity—a master candy maker, and a bachelor. His mother, however, still hopes for grandchildren. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, she convinces Jacob he will need extra help in the shop and interviews a string of…

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Introducing private investigator Kate Weller in the first of the brand-new Marked for Retribution mystery series. On the run from a troubled past, Kate Weller, the newest member of Price Investigations, covers her tracks, changes her name and takes a case in Charleston, South Carolina, where she can…

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Sunset in Old Savannah (Secrets of the South Mysteries)

In Savannah, Everyone Has Something to Hide When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leaves them in this beautiful,…

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Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries)

After being jilted by his fiancee, Michael Preston, a former accountant, pursues a new job as a private investigator. And, what better place to work than the new office of Price Investigations in Natchez, Mississippi? Unfortunately, Michael's partner, Elizabeth Kirby--a crack shot ex-cop with a past…

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What Happened on Beale Street (Secrets of the South Mysteries)

What Happened on Beale Street is an exciting addition to the Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These standalone, complex crime dramas follow a private investigator's quest to make the world a better place...solving one case at a time. A cryptic plea for help from a childhood…

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Amish Christmas Memories

Amish Christmas Memories contains heartwarming holiday tales from three beloved authors. From author Jerry Eicher comes the inspiring novella, Susanna's Christmas Wish. Susanna Byler wants to spend the holidays with the man of her dreams. But is that the plain Amishman she married for convenience, or…

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Midnight on the Mississippi (Secrets of the South Mysteries)

Midnight on the Mississippi begins the new Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These complex crime dramas follow an investigator's quest to make the world a better place...solving one case at a time. New Orleans--Hunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his…

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The Last Heiress

Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow's Hope) presents The Last Heiress, a new romantic standalone that intertwines the lives of a British manufacturing heiress and an American merchant caught in the turbulent time of the War Between the States. When Amanda Dunn sets sail from England for Wilmington,…

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The Lady and the Officer (Civil War Heroines Series)

Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow's Hope) presents The Lady and the Officer, Book 2 of her new Civil War historical romance series, which tells the stories of brave women and the men who love them. Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves…

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A Plain Man

The Prodigal Comes Home Though Caleb Beachy tried the Englisch world for some years, he is a Plain man at heart. But when he decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he discovers there’s more to embracing his faith and reconnecting with the community than merely driving a horse and buggy and giving…

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The Quaker and the Rebel (Civil War Heroines Series)

Bestselling author Mary Ellis presents The Quaker and the Rebel, Book 1 of her brand-new Civil War historical romance series, which tells the stories of brave women in times of testing and the men who love them. Emily Harrison's life has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she…

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A Little Bit of Charm (The New Beginnings Series)

A Little Bit of Charm, the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis's New Beginnings series, is about fresh starts...and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for. After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes…

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Love Comes to Paradise

A New Home… A New Friend… A Catastrophe… Does she have a future to hope for? Nora King is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora boldly follows soon after. But is she in love with the man or the…

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Living in Harmony

A Tragedy…a Refusal…a Shunning Will Their Young Love Survive? Amy King—young, engaged, and Amish—faces life-altering challenges when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fiancé, John Detweiler, persuades her to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him…

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An Amish Family Reunion

Julia Miller misses her children. They are grown and have families of their own now, but her mother’s heart yearns for a houseful of laughter and joy once again. She plans to gather her chicks together in a summer celebration to remember. At the farm next door, Julia’s niece, Phoebe, meets Eli Riehl,…

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A Marriage for Meghan

How long will true love wait? Meghan Yost is bright, talented, and eager to prove to her father, the bishop, that at nineteen she’s mature enough to teach in an Amish school all by herself. But just as she gains confidence and assurance, a troubled student challenges her authority and an enthusiastic…

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Abigail's New Hope

As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies-but the baby is saved. When the heartless judge confines Abigail to county jail for…

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Sarah's Christmas Miracle

“Joy to the World!” Sarah Beachy has much to be happy about as autumn gives way to winter. She loves her job at the English bed-and-breakfast where she cooks and refreshes rooms between guests. She has a serious beau, and everyone expects an engagement soon. Why, then, just before Christmas, would…

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The Way to a Man's Heart

Can a Loving Amish Woman Be a Refuge for a Wounded Soul? Leah Miller, a talented young woman in the kitchen, is living her dream come true as she invests in a newly restored diner that caters mostly to locals. Jonah Byler is a dairy farmer with a secret. Having just moved to the area, can he persuade…

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Never Far from Home

What Happens When an Amish Girl’s Prince Charming Is an Englischer? Emma Miller is on the cusp of leaving childhood behind and entering the adult world. She has finished school, started her own wool business, and longs for someone to court. When the object of her affection is a handsome English sheep…

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A Widow's Hope

Can a young Amish widow find love? After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly begins to fly. Simon, her deacon brother-in-law,…

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