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    An Amish Family
    Kathleen Fuller
    Zondervan / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Gastonville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Amish Family by Kathleen Fuller
    May 31, 2019
    Lindz2012
    Gastonville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Kathleen does herself well with her writing. I do not know if she can out do herself anymore with her stories. Each one that I have read has been good enough for me to want to read more. I have yet to to come across any that is not good.

    These stories show the stuggles and faith though out the book. Each story is different and yet endearing to read. You will not know the ending until you get to the last page of that story. Then you will want to know know more about that family and how they are doing.



    Building Trust:

    In Building Trust, Grace and Joel are eager to marry. Though Grace does not know why her father or anyone else in her family can figure out why her father is acting so angry at Joel King? Joel can not recall why Grace Miller father is upset or recall the reason. Though as you read we find out. Will Joel be able to build trust with Grace father? Grace is told she can not marry Joel King.

    Joel King is determined to find out why he can not marry Grace. Will it he get to marry Grace? Will Vernon be able to forgive Joel?

    A Heart Full of Love:l(In An Amish Cradle)

    Ellie is expecting her first child with her husband. Though when she gives birth to twins. Her mother decides that will take care of the twins and keep them safe. In doing so, she will not let Ellie bond with her daughters.

    What is Ellie's mother dealing with that she won't let Ellie take care of her own daughters. Ellie knows she will need help with her daughters. Ellie wants time with her daughters and takes care of them.

    Ellie starts to have questions about what happen with a girl named Rachel. She goes over to her parents house and to find the answers. What a sweet ending his story has.

    Surprised by Love

    Emily feels the need to be seen with a boy. Out of nowhere she chooses Reuban. Will her ploy work with her mother? Emily finds out that Reuban's mother is pressuring him to marry as well.Reuban play along.

    Will it be really a match by god, Both do not know it until the past seeks up on them. Do they even know that love is being created by them both seeing each other. Or will they find that they were surprised by love, that they may have started an everlasting love?

    A Gift For Anne Marie: (In An Amish Second Christmas)

    In A Gift for Anne Marie, Anne Marie wondering about the changes that are coming. She finds out about her mothers letters. When she does she finds out that her mother is getting re-married and they are moving. Anne Marie does not like it at all. She start to feel the changes between her and Nathaniel. Nathaniel does not like the fact that Annie Marie may be moving. Is there anything either can do about it?
  2. Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    sweet Amish Stories
    August 31, 2018
    ibjoy1953
    Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

    An Amish Family is four stories about four Amish families. Each family has their own difficult situations, and they all involve problems with their parents.

    In "Building Trust", Grace is so upset because her father forbids her marriage to Joel, and Grace sets out to find out why her dad is so against the man she loves.

    In "A Heart Full if Love", Even though Ellie is blind, she can still very well take care of her twin infants. But when the babies were born, her mother moves in, moves the babies into the bedroom she is staying in, and takes care of them. Leaving Ellie and her husband out of the babies lives. The only way she leaves is when Ellie's husbands gives her a stern talk, which leads to more problems.

    In "Surprised by Love", Emily decided to stop her mother's matchmaking by pretending she's in love with Reuben. Trouble is, Emily barely knows Reuben, which makes it difficult to pretend in front of everyone.

    In "A Gift for Anne Marie", she devastated when her mother decides to move to another state, ruining Anne Marie's chances of love with Nathaniel. And forcing Anne Marie to leave the only home and friends she's ever known.

    I really enjoyed all four of these stories. The author writes each story in a way that kept my attention throughout the entire story. The characters were realistic, and played their parts very well throughout the story. And though a lot of things are similar in the stories because of their Amish lifestyle, they are different enough that makes them four individual stories on their own.

    The only thing I didn't like about this book is that the publisher includes two of the stories that have been in previous books. So for those of us who have read the previous books, these stories are a re-read for us.

    I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 55.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Amish Family
    August 21, 2018
    Book Reader
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Loved the book
  4. Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent
    August 20, 2018
    tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    An excellent book! Four stories all by Kathleen Fuller. I had read several of her previous novels and some of the same characters showed up in a couple of these novellas. It was like getting to see old friends again. All of these stories centered around family and couples finding love or adding to their family. It seems that mothers and fathers can't let go of their adult children. They want to control them even when they are grown. There are underlying reasons when the truth be told but it takes a while and some heartbreak to get at the reasons.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Fiction Guild but was not required to write a review.
  5. Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Endings
    August 19, 2018
    Magister
    Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a pleasant collection of gentle Amish romances. Each story is a bit predictable, but there are enough surprising details to keep them interesting. Two of the stories have been published before in other anthologies (I was relieved to realize I wasn't having deja vue!), and together they show four very different young couples working through obstacles to their happiness.

    It's hard to choose a favorite novella - in Building Trust, I admired Joel's tenacity, but thought Grace somewhat shallow; in A Heart Full of Love, I wavered between empathy for blind Ellie and frustration with her tendency toward self-pity and passive-aggressiveness (a lot like her mamm, Edna!). Surprised by Love and A Gift for Anne Marie were both fun stories with interesting plots, but like cotton-candy, there is a limit to how many platonic friendships turning into "true love" I can take. It just seems so obvious to me, how could these "youngies" not see it themselves?! But I'm all for happy endings, so I have no real complaint.

    There were several points that could have used a little more careful editing; e.g., Reuban on the back cover is Reuben in the text. Anne Marie's mother, Lydia, surely wouldn't have worked on binding her cookbooks on a Sunday evening. But overall, this is a relaxing and gentle batch of romances sure to delight lovers of Amish fiction. Kathleen Fuller continues to improve and impress.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via The Fiction Guild, and was not required to post a review.
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