Sneak Peek

Each month, WaterBrook Multnomah gives readers a sneak peek into an upcoming title. See below for our most recent peek.

SNEAK PEEK – Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall


Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Click here to download an excerpt from Ties That Bind. 

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. 
Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.  
Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.      
Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series.

SNEAK PEEK: A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall


A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.
A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.
How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?

Click here to download chapter one of A Love Undone.

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Click here to download chapter one of A Love Undone.


PODCAST: The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall

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PODCAST: A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall

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VIDEO: Cindy Woodsmall Cooks Apple Dumplings


VIDEO: Thoughts on Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite"

NEWS: A Plain Wisdom Recipe Featured on The Recipe Club


The book Plain Wisdom by New York Times best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall is a heart-warming read of stories, encouragement, and unique Amish Recipes. One of the recipes, Cooked Celery, has been featured on Click here to see it– and get cooking!

Click here for more information and to read an excerpt of Plain Wisdom.

SNEAK PEEK: Cindy Woodsmall’s first non-fiction book!

sneak-peak_1852Click here to download a sample chapter from Plain Wisdom!

New York Times best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall and Old Order Amish woman Miriam Flaud share the truths that bring them together…


Two women—one Amish, one Englischer—join together to share their life stories about marriage and motherhood, joy and loss. The result is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all.

Click here to download a sample chapter from Plain Wisdom!



VIDEO: Meet Cindy Woodsmall

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