of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
DB5 Stars Out Of 54 Great NovellasAugust 5, 2019DBQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very captivating stories that will keep your interest from start to finish. Not too short, not to long. Great value for the price.
EvelynMillerDickinson, NDAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An Amish HomeDecember 19, 2018EvelynMillerDickinson, NDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5That was a Good book
savingsinseconds5 Stars Out Of 5The best of reading Amish fiction!June 29, 2018savingsinsecondsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0You don't have time for books, you say?
I'm not sure if I would like to read Amish fiction, you say?
Just pick up An Amish Home and tell me what you think.
There are 3 reasons why I highly recommend An Amish Home to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
Just look at the authors!!
I've enjoyed Amy Clipston's stories for years, but have just recently discovered the other 3 authors of this book. These stories are creative, beautifully executed, and provide just enough background without making me feel like I missed the entire novel.
Variety of plots
Since this is a home-themed novella collection, you might think the stories are all the same. Happily, the characters and experiences in this collection provide a pleasant detour from typical Amish themes. How about a female carpenter? Or a couple who's out of the honeymoon phase but trying to start a new life together? Each story has a magic all its own. It's also not completely focused on mundane romance, which was a blessed relief.
Just long enough
Sometimes when I read a novella, it makes me realize that I read only the highlights of a book. In this case, though, I felt like I got just enough of each story. It was the perfect amount of book!
I received a copy of this book for review. Opinions shared are mine.
MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Discover What Home Really MeansJune 19, 2017MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An Amish Home was an enjoyable novella collection focusing on the home which will cause readers to think about what is truly home to them. Each novella was penned by talented authors, Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Ruth Reid, with their style of writing and characters that leaped off of the pages. My emotions were right there in the midst of each story with characters that were facing different circumstances in life, but in the end their view of home and values was what caused each one to appreciate, be thankful for each blessing, love and learn how to be satisfied with where they were living. There are plenty of realistic issues in these novellas focusing on loss, struggles, community, family, faith and love. Readers of Amish genre will want to pick up a copy of An Amish Home to read and discover home is where your heart is.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5heartwarming stories of love and faithMay 31, 2017tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These four stories by four different authors are so heartwarming, faith filled and real. When I'm really into a book, I can read it in record time, and this one was like that. Each story was unique with conflicts, troubles and issues to deal with.
A Cup Half Full by Beth Wiseman moved me in that the main female character had an accident that caused her to be unable to walk. My brother was paralyzed a couple of years ago so I was able to understand some of her emotions as well as that of the other characters that were around her. Her new husband's guilt, her frustration at not being able to do what she was used to doing as well as her fear of getting pregnant and not being able to take care of a baby. Plus the added financial burden that her husband took on to accommodate her handicap in their house.
In Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston a young couple is struggling with tough times financially. After being evicted from their apartment they are offered a cabin to live in by the husband's boss. The boss and his family are Amish, but the young family are not. It is difficult for the wife to adjust to living with no electricity or adequate heat, especially with a young baby. I was inspired as they gradually worked out their problems and realized they could adjust to anything as long as they loved each other and stayed together as a family.
A Flicker of Hope by Ruth Reid begins as a fire consumes an Amish home and destroys it as well as the contents. Thomas and Noreen have drifted apart over their fifteen year marriage. Problems and issues they have had to deal with have caused misunderstandings between the two. Sometimes it seems God has to take drastic measures to open the eyes of those He wants to pull back together. They had many obstacles to deal with as they adjusted to their new situation. I loved how the author interwove into the story the beginnings of their relationship and marriage to show why they thought and acted the way they did at the present time.
I connected with Faith in Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller. The title seems to have a double meaning! Faith was unusual as an Amish woman in that she enjoyed woodworking. No one seemed to take her seriously. She wanted to carry on her grandfather's legacy. When given the opportunity to build cabinets for her cousin and the cousin's fianc for their new kitchen she jumps at the chance. But also asked to build the cabinets is Faith's ex-fianc Silas. Boy do the feathers fly, or should I say "saw dust"! They are at it from the beginning. Lots of hurt feelings, misunderstandings as well as immaturity and selfishness are dealt with along the way to a beautiful kitchen.
These stories will all warm your heart and maybe even have you reaching for a tissue a time or two. I know I did! Five stars!
I received this novel from the Fiction Guild and was not obligated to write a review, positive or otherwise.