Wednesday, July 12, 2017

{Fiction Guild} An Amish Summer: Four Novellas by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller & Kelly Irvin

Book Description:  
A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray

When sisters Sharon and Sherilyn Kramer attend a wedding in Shipshewana, one of them returns with a new penpal while the other returns to her job at the bakery. After sending weekly letters back and forth, Sherry and Graham Holland arrange a reunion in Pinecraft. Upon Graham’s arrival, however, he realizes he’s been writing to the wrong sister. He decides to use the reunion as a way to get to know both sisters, but can he sort through the confusion in time to turn the worst vacation ever into something truly wonderful?
Summer Storms by Amy Clipston
Ariana is counting down the days until her wedding to Jesse. They have been friends longer than Arianna can remember, and that friendship turned into love over the past couple of years. But when Arianna’s brother Tobias, who happens to be Jesse’s best friend, gets them both into trouble, Arianna’s father puts an end to her engagement to Jesse. Some summer storms pass quickly, but Arianna is afraid the damage from this one may be too much to repair.
Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller
Esther has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful younger sister Sarah. Even the boy she has known—and loved—her entire life, Judah, only has eyes for Sarah. But when a handsome young Englischer comes to live with the family for a summer, everything begins to change.
One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin
Everybody in little Bee County, Texas, can see the obvious: Jacob King and Martha Byler are meant to be together. Everyone, that is, but Martha. Ever since her mother died when Martha was a young girl, she has taken over the role of caregiver to her large family. And reckless Jacob, who has had a little too much fun on his rumspringa, only seems to add to the list of people to manage. But one summer changes everything, and these two may just find a way to meet in the middle and share one sweet kiss.

My Thoughts:  I love a book that has four stories in it.  Then I can read one short story go do something and then later read another story.  It's so nice not to feel like I have to read a book all at one time. 😊
I loved all the stories.  Each story is about summer in the Amish community.

Usually I have a favorite author or a favorite story but not this time.
All the short stories stole my heart strings.

And each story is different from the previous ones...because each author has her own way of writing.  Than, of course, each author wrote about something Amish but not the same as the other authors.

This is a great book to take to the beach, on vacation or simply read in your own backyard.

All of these authors are great writers so the reader who enjoys Amish fiction won't be disappointed.

Great book!

*This book was provided for review by the Fiction Guild*

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718078845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718078843

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