Book #2 in The Pocket Quilt Series

Two years after exchanging her first love letters with Gideon Petersheim, Dixie Yoder tucks his notes into her pocket quilt and travels from Pinecraft to Holmes County, hopeful for a future together. Upon her arrival, their relationship blossoms until the auctioneer has surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal cords. Complications from the procedure interfere with his healing, leaving him searching for his passions and purpose. Instead of leaning on Dixie through this tough time, he pushes her away and turns his back on God. Having lost everything, he must fight his way back to her, but his apology is long overdue. Should she stay in Ohio with the new friends she has grown to love? Or should she pack her bags and head home to Pinecraft?

Praise for Pockets of Purpose

“Laurie Stroup Smith is definitely a new Amish fiction author to watch.Pockets of Purpose is a charming slice of Amish life.”

Jennifer Beckstrand, USA Today bestselling author of The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby

“A sweet story of overcoming hardships, trusting God’s will, and finding true love.”

USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good

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Book #1 in The Pocket Quilt Series

Mariah Mast’s best friend Josiah Weaver has concentrated his efforts on providing for their future together, but on her eighteenth birthday, Mariah finds herself edging away from Josiah and her faith. An encounter with police, a misunderstanding of intentions, and hurt feelings compound her confusion. Her grandmother sends her to stay with an aunt in Pinecraft and gives her a pocket quilt with handwritten messages tucked inside.

Thrilled to have her help at the bed and breakfast, Aunt Birdie introduces Mariah to a group of new friends, including Luke Yoder, a young Amish man who works for his father’s construction company. Spending time with him opens up a new world for Mariah. Her grandmother’s words of wisdom offer guidance as she makes a decision that will have lasting consequences for those she loves. Will she find fulfillment in Florida? Or does her heart belong in Holmes County?

Praise for Pockets of Promise

“With her debut novel, Pockets of Promise, Laurie Stroup Smith has elevated a lovely Amish romance to a universal coming-of-age story.” 

Kelly Irvin, award-winning author of Mountains of Grace and a Long Bridge Home

“A fresh new voice in Amish fiction…Smith pulls us straight into the confusion of an Amish rumspringa…touching, authentic, and sweet.” 

Vannetta Chapman, award-winning author of Agatha’s Amish B&B Series

“Charming, sweet, and entertaining, Laurie Stroup Smith’s debut will leave warmth in your heart and a smile on your face!”

Carrie Schmidt, Reading is My Superpower

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