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About Woodlands

The charming town of Glenbrooke, Oregon, welcomes readers once more to delight in a contemporary love story. In this all-new offering in the heartwarming Glenbrooke series, bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn's characters get two lessons on love: it's not based on performance and its motives must be pure. When Leah Hudson, the "ugly duckling" among beautiful sisters, meets mysterious newcomer Seth Edwards, she thinks someone could love her after all. Their friendship grows, but Seth has things he must work through before he can open himself to anyone. An unexpected inheritance serves to complicate matters that strike to the core of Seth's and Leah's hearts and faith.

Leah Hudson loves to give. But when others want to give back? Well, that’s another story entirely!

After years of pouring herself out for others, Leah, an average twenty-seven-year-old woman, finally finds herself receiving. She has her own cottage in Glenbrooke, wonderful friends, a great job at the hospital, and the attention of Seth Edwards, the new guy in town. She even wins a cruise to Alaska when she accidentally dials the number of a radio station!

So why can’t Leah relax and enjoy this new season of her life?

When an inheritance of fifty acres of prime Oregon woodlands is left to her—with a certain condition attached—Glenbrooke’s town lawyer, Collin Radcliffe, prompts Leah to question Seth’s motives for his interest in her. Only by turning her affections in a new direction will Leah be able to hear the true song of this springtime of her life.

About Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter.

Product Details

336 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: May 14, 2004

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Leah Hudson is “Auntie Leah” to almost every child in Glenbrooke, Oregon. One of the only single women left in her circle of friends, Leah takes enjoyment from the life she’s built in the small town. People depend on her and she loves to serve them, giving without reserve.

After years of pouring herself out for others, Leah finds herself in unfamiliar territory—at the receiving end of attention from newcomer Seth Edwards. She’s surprised to realize she wants more out of her carefully constructed life than her cottage in Glenbrooke, wonderful friends, great job at the hospital, and even a cruise to Alaska. And as her relationship with Seth deepens, she thinks she’s found it.

But when she inherits fifty acres of prime Oregon woodlands—with a certain condition attached—Glenbrooke’s town lawyer, Collin Radcliffe, prompts Leah to question the motives driving Seth’s interest in her. Will Seth prove worthy of her trust? Or is he hiding a past that will destroy their future?

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: https://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: https://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together? - See more at: https://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: https://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf

Click here to download chapter one of Woodlands.