Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story)

Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story)

by Vannetta Chapman

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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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736959155
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Pebble Creek Amish Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 16,053
File size: 348 KB

About 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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Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
makMK More than 1 year ago
very good check it out you will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and will be reading the frist book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me want to read the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
NCRobin More than 1 year ago
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!
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The relevance of this story was to the point. Forgiveness is key I all relationships and waiting on God shows His love for us and His will for our lives
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I am hooked on Pebble Creek now.
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I enjoyed this little book
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wheelz708 More than 1 year ago
great book. enjoyed reading. kept me intersted
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
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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SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
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!
PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story line... Story too short.