Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Amish Year: Four Amish Novellas by Beth Wiseman

Book Description:  Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.

Rooted in Love (previously published in An Amish Garden)
Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has good reason—something no one can know—especially not him.
A Love for Irma Rose
The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer?  Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice.   
Patchwork Perfect
Eli Byler has been a widower for two years when he chooses to make a fresh start in Paradise, Pennsylvania. As Eli juggles the admiration of two women, he meets Miriam Fisher—the most unconventional Amish woman he’s ever met. She doesn’t fit the mold for what Eli is looking for, but it isn’t long before Eli realizes that Miriam is everything he wants. But Miriam has no plans to get married—ever.  Will Eli be able to change her mind?
When Christmas Comes Again (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas)
Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.

My Thoughts:  It's been awhile since I've read a story by Beth Wisemen so I was excited to receive this book.  What I didn't realize was a that there are four novellas in this one book and I had already read two of the stories because they were included in other publications.  But that was okay since I still was able to read two new stories.
I truly enjoy novellas.  These short stories are great for when one is busy but needs to take a few moments to relax with a story.
And my favorite story out of all four of the novellas was Patchwork Perfect.  It was sweet just.right.for.the.holidays read!
This is also a book that makes a great gift for that Amish story lover on your list.  This is all about the Amish (well, at least through the author's perspective).
And just a side note it won't take the reader a year to read these novellas but it takes the reader through a year of Amish peoples love stories.
I enjoyed these novellas and hope you do too.

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401689779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401689773

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