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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosalind Lauer Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Seasons of Lancaster Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780307943439
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As a budding journalist with a major newspaper, Remy McCallister is eager to prove herself. While investigating an unsolved crime, Remy winds up in the tightly woven Amish community of Lancaster County, the last place she would ever expect to find herself. The story leads her to Adam King and his ten younger siblings, who are trying to sustain their warm, loving home in the wake of the murder of their parents. Although Remy tries to remain professional, she is captivated by the Kings. With her own mother gone and her father disengaged from their relationship, Remy longs for a home and a family just like that of these good, simple people.

Suddenly patriarch of his large family, Adam struggles to do the right thing for his siblings, his community, and his God. He neither wants nor needs the complications that spirited Remy brings. But as much as he tries to push her away, even as he counts all the ways this lovely outsider cannot possibly remain in his world—or in his heart—the wondrous light she shines upon his troubled soul cannot be denied. Adam can only pray for the strength and the faith to get this Englisher girl out of their lives for good.

Snowbound with the Kings, Remy experiences the wonder and the chores of a simple winter among the Plain People, as well as the friendship of their warm community. When her peaceful interlude ends, does she dare to reveal a killer in their midst, knowing that she may lose the love of this special family and this remarkable man?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Enjoy a story of warm romance, mystery and faith in A Simple Winter by Rosalind Lauer. This is a simple and sweet story of family and faith set amid the Amish life. Those looking for a cozy romance should look no further. Parkersburg News & Sentinel 
  • You could call this book a spiritual romantic suspense but I would call it just plain good. Night Owl Reviews
  • As intricately and uniquely developed as a dazzling snowflake, the very talented Rosalind Lauer has crafted a fascinating tale of unsolved murder, romance and community that immediately pulls you deep into this inspiring story right from the get go to its very moving and satisfying conclusion. Lauer sets out a complex and layered tale that is totally captivating and definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories….A SIMPLE WINTER is a wonderful reading treat you definitely will not want to miss! Fresh Fiction
  • A wonderful story…Sharp characterization and a little bit of mystery color the pages in a novel that you will not put down or soon forget. Romance Reviews Today
  • A heartwarming tale . . . Ms. Lauer demonstrates that life holds no bounds, and though there are obstacles, if something is destined to be . . . it will be. Reader to Reader
  • This book has it all: faith and family, mystery and inspiration.  You won't want to put it down.  I loved every word. Debbie Macomber
  • A promising start to a new series. The homespun feel and clash of cultures is sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis and Mindy Starns Clark. Library Journal
  • Readers looking for a chaste and cozy fireside read will enjoy the leisurely pace as Lauer delves into the placid lives and unwavering faith of the Amish. Publishers Weekly 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lana | 10/30/2013

    " If you love Amish stories or even if you have never read one, you will love this book. It brings the Amish and English world together in a story that is worth reading. I really loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 pam | 8/7/2013

    " i just loved this book it was a booked that i did not want to put down after i would read it i keep thinking about it. i have not read a book like that in a long time. can not wait for the second in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/30/2013

    " What a wonderful story!! I loved this book; could not put it down. I am looking forward to reading the next book, A Simple Spring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/17/2013

    " started 9/3/2012 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Della | 1/30/2013

    " A lovely book about the Amish ways of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, a cozy mystery and romance. I can't wait for the next book in this series to see what happens to Remy and Adam. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Gruber | 12/27/2012

    " Loved it! A Plain story about faith, family, and forgiveness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Brand | 12/11/2012

    " Debating between a 4 and a 4.5 for this one. Full thoughts later! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol Macdonald | 11/30/2012

    " Great indoctrination into becoming Amish because of their great family values, community, etc. No mention of a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, or the need of such. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 10/13/2012

    " This was my first Rosalind Lauer book but not my last. This was a great book. I usually don't care for the murder mystery but it was intertwined with a great story. Can't wait to read Sadie's story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Valasek | 9/5/2012

    " I liked the combination of a mystery, a love story, and the world meets the Amish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/18/2012

    " I don't usually read anything like this but a coworker raved and I tried it. Really refreshing change from the gritty reads I usually go for. Looking forward to the second installment in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzie Robinson | 5/13/2012

    " Very gentle read, sensitively read by the narrator. But a little too ponderous for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/18/2012

    " I thought this was a great book about the Amish community. It had a mystery, a love story and a lot of interesting facts about the Amish. It really made me want to become Amish (okay, not REALLY) but I do covet their simple lifestyle! A great read for anyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isa | 10/27/2011

    " it was a good book can't wait to read that next book of spring "

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About the Author

Rosalind Lauer is the author of A Simple Winter and A Simple Spring. She grew up in a large family in Maryland and began visiting Lancaster County’s Amish community as a child. Lauer attended Wagner College in New York City and worked as an editor for Simon & Schuster and Harlequin Books. She now lives with her family in Oregon, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.