Amish Celebrations, by Beth Wiseman, is a compilation of 4 short stories which are based around celebrations like birthdays, weddings and Christmas.
The Gift of Sisters ~ Hannah and Rachel are turning 16. They have just been allowed to date and find themselves liking the same boys.
A New Beginning ~ Rebecca and Noah are soon to be baptized and married. Noah goes with his friend for one last party and spend time visiting with an English girl. He begins to question if he is doing the right thing.
A Perfect Plan ~ Priscilla and Chester are soon to be married. But it seems like everything to going wrong. Priscilla’s younger sister uses the wedding dress fabric pieces for her doll. The inspections for the house Chester is building do not pass. And at the last minute Chester cannot find the marriage license. Priscilla needs to have everything planned perfect and is questioning if this is God’s message to not go through with the wedding.
A Christmas Miracle ~ Mary is just 27 years old with 5 children. Being an only child and having lost her parents, she does not have anyone to come along side her to help to learn how to run a home and raise the children. She is tired and exhausted, but her husband feels she should be able to run the house and children smoothly all alone.
I enjoyed reading the stories in this book. With each of them around a hundred pages, the stories were the perfect length to read in an evening or afternoon. Each of the stories focused on the different struggles the characters had and how they turned to God to help them. The stories show the importance of having faith and prayer to overcome struggles in our lives.
The story I enjoyed the most was A Christmas Miracle. I enjoyed the visit Gabriel, Mary’s husband, had with his father. The father told him how after the children were in bed, he would sweep floor to help the mother. These are things Gabriel did not see, so he felt his mother was able to do everything by herself.
I think anyone who enjoys reading Amish stories will enjoy this book.
I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishing through BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.
My rating: 4.5 stars
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