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The heirloom / Beverly Lewis.


After her widowed father remarries, nineteen-year-old Clara Bender is no longer needed to help run his household. Marriage seems like her best hope of moving out, but there are few young men in her tiny Indiana Amish community. When she comes across letters from her mother's aunt Ella Mae Zook, Clara sets off to visit Lancaster County's Hickory Hollow to decide where her future lies. Ella Mae is not quite ready to move from the farmhouse where she and her recently deceased husband spent over fifty happy years, but her children are eager to resettle her, making Clara's visit seem like an answer to prayer. The two women form a warm bond while restoring an heirloom wedding quilt and sharing their lives, with Ella Mae confiding about a tragedy from her courting years. Eventually, Ella Mae suggests Clara stay for the summer, allowing Ella Mae more time with her and giving Clara an opportunity to meet the area's eligible young men. But when the unexpected happens, will Clara find where her heart truly belongs?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780764237577
  • ISBN: 0764237578
  • ISBN: 9780764237560
  • ISBN: 076423756X
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, ©2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Prequel to The Shunning, book 1 in The Heritage of Lancaster County series.
Includes excerpt from The Shunning (pages 321-328).
Series information from back cover.
Subject: Amish > Fiction.
Amish > Pennsylvania > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Amish quilts > Fiction.
Quilts > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Lancaster County (Pa.) > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 64 of 77 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 1 current hold with 77 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F LEW (Text) 39640100667391 JUNM Fiction Available -

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