An Amish Christmas Love – Four Novellas by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kelly Irvin

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An Amish Christmas Love is a book containing four novellas. Each of the stories is just under 90 pages long and contain the theme of love at Christmas.

Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman is a story of a family of ladies spanning three generations. Naomi has not allowed herself to get into a relationship due to the loss her mother and grandmother had when losing their husbands. The women have rented their daadi haus to three men .

The Christmas Cat, by Amy Clipston, is a story of Emma, who lost her husband in July after 45 years of marriage. A cat has chosen her home to go to and has taken over her husband’s chair. When Emma is not able to go to a neighbor’s home for dinner, the younger members take dinner to her.

In Snow Angel, by Kelly Irvin, David and Molly have been seeing each other for a year. David has not been able to move forward with the relationship, until his Englisch ex-girlfriend comes back to town and wants him back.

And Home for Christmas, by Ruth Reid, beings Englischer Ellie back home when she inherits her aunts home. She intends to get the home sold so she can go back to her Englisch life.

These are four very good short stories. The characters are remembering past loves. The stories are the perfect length to read in an evening. I enjoyed reading them all. I think anyone who enjoys Amish stories will enjoy this book.

A couple of things that stand out to me are:

In The Christmas Cat, one of the young ladies asked Emma how she made it through their struggles. Her response was “We just kept our faith in God and believed He would get us through somehow.” Emma’s husband had a feed store that went through financial struggles. And even though they wanted children, they were not able to have them.

In Home for Christmas, Ellie is looking through her aunt’s belongings and find a letter her aunt left Ellie in her journals. Her aunt wants her to find wealth of faith and the power of God in the pages of the journal. The journal contains not only things about her aunt but also the people she was praying for.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.

378 pages

ISBN: 9780529118707

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

To learn more about the authors and books they have written go to:

http://bethwiseman.com/

http://amyclipston.com/

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/r/ruth-reid/

http://www.kellyirvin.com/

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An Amish Home – Four Novellas

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An Amish Home is a book containing four novellas.

In A Cup Half Full, written by Beth Wiseman, Abram and Sarah Lantz were in an accident. While Sarah was in the hospital, Abram remodeled their home to make it wheelchair friendly. To do this he worked less hours, maxed out their credit card and borrowed money. Shortly after Sarah goes home, Abram loses his job and the lender is calling to get his money back. Sarah is also struggling with adjusting to her new life.

Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston, is a story of an English couple that are evicted from their home and have no where to go. Chase’s Amish boss offered them to life in the daadihouse on his property. But when their daughter gets sick, Mia goes home to ask her parents for help. Once again they turn their backs on her.

A Flicker of Hope, written by Ruth Reid, introduces us to Thomas and Noreen King. They have been married for fifteen years and their marriage is struggling. Their house burns down, taking almost all their belongs. Their neighbors come together to help them out. They move into the bishop’s daadihaus. While there someone goes to their farms and steals what little they have left.

Building Faith, by Kathleen Fuller, is a story of a young couple who are engaged to be married. They are building their home and each of them talks to someone about building their cabinets, without the others knowledge. Faith enjoys working with her grandfather’s tools doing woodworking. Silas, has taken on his father’s woodworking business to allow his father time to spend with his mother. Faith and Silas were at one time engaged. Now they are thrown together to build their friends’ kitchen.

If you like Amish stories, you will love this book. Each of the stories are around 100 pages long. They start with a glossary of the meaning of the Amish words and contain discussion questions at the end. They are stories that can easily be read in one evening. The end of the book also included Amish recipes. These stories give us a look into what the Amish life is. As well as the traditions they follow. With A Cup Half Full and A Flicker of Hope, we see how family and neighbors come together to help out in times of crisis. My favorite story is Home Sweet Home. In this story we see a blending of the Amish and English lives and see the love of others despite their religious background. I enjoyed reading all these stories as they show us the strength each couple has and how they rely on God during their struggles.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers and have written an honest review.

400Pages

ISBN: 9780529118691

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Some places you can purchase this book are:

https://www.amazon.com/Amish-Home-Four-Novellas/dp/0529118696

https://www.christianbook.com/an-amish-home-four-novellas/beth-wiseman/9780529118691/pd/9118691

http://www.thomasnelson.com/an-amish-home

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/wiseman-beth/amish-home-four-novellas-4-in-1/6900746.html

An Amish Harvest

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An Amish Harvest is a collection of four novellas, all focused around the harvest season.

Under the Harvest Moon by Beth Wiseman is a story of Naomi, a young mother of 2 girls who has recently lost her husband. Her father has hired an English friend of his, Brock, to bring in her harvest with the understanding Naomi will feed his 3 meals a day. Naomi’s daughters decide they want Naomi to marry Brock.

Love and Buggy Rides by Amy Clipston is a story of Janie, who witnesses a car hit a buggy driven by Jonathan. Janie and Jonathan work for the same employer and develop a friendship spending their lunch times together. Janie’s father does not want Janie to tell anyone what she saw but when she hears Jonathan may lose his job she speaks up.

A Quiet Love by Kathleen Fuller is the story of Dinah and Amos. Amos’s step mother has invited Dinah, her niece, to visit. Dinah arrives just as Amos’s father injures him self and cannot work for a while. Dinah helps Amos with the harvest. Dinah has a stuttering issue and Amos has disabilities but they both long to fall in love.

Mischief in the Autumn Air by Vannetta Chapman is a story of auction house owner, Eli, and his assistant Martha. They have noticed someone is paying way more than certain pieces are worth and in examining the pieces they find the pieces of furniture have been made with parts of a map.

This is a fun book to read. All four of the stories are very well written with characters who find themselves developing relationships they were not expecting. Each of the novellas can be easily read in an evening. I really appreciate the message of faith and hope that is written within each story. I love the harvest season, “Under the Harvest Moon” and “A Quiet Love” both bring back memories of farm life and putting up the food for animals and family for the long winter ahead.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and BookLook Bloggers for an honest review.

432 pages

ISBN-10: 052911853X

ISBN-13: 978-0529118530

Publisher: Thomas Nelson