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An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipton, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman
Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.
The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston
Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.
Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin
As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?
Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid
When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?
Genre: Christian Fiction/ Amish/ Seasonal/ Christmas Collection
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My thoughts: 4 stars out of 5
An Amish Christmas Love is a collection of four novellas, and because of that the events and plot were fast-passed and too fast for my taste. The feelings that were developing with the main characters were not to my taste, to my phase and to my experience… so they were so-so… Written well, but connecting to the characters wasn’t to fullest. I appreciate the reality of connecting to the characters on the personal levels, but it lacked in this book because of the quantity of the characters, where there is many characters to read, scan and analyze, I am not in favor to many characters… Four stories lacked my interest.
But one of the stories captured my attention to the end, and that is Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid. A warm story with interesting twists. I love the mystery of lost gal in the property that came from the diseased aunty, and in the area she is not used to: the Amish community. When she came to the house, she actually was misled by GPA to the neighbor’s house. She broke into the house, because her keys didn’t work on the lock…. A funny story… I loved it.
Provided by BookLook Bloggers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.