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A novella collection of sweet, summer romances, from your favorite authors.
A Reunion in Pinecraft, Graham discovers he's been writing to the wrong sister.
Summer Storm, Arianna's father unexpectedly ends her engagement to Jesse.
Lakeside Love, finds Esther falling for a handsome Englischer.
One Sweet Kiss, responsible Martha and reckless Jacob fight for love.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2017|
A new novella collection of sweet, summer romances from some of our favorite Amish authors!
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 Grahams arrival, however, he realizes hes 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 Ariannas brother Tobias, who happens to be Jesses best friend, gets them both into trouble, Ariannas 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 knownand lovedher 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.
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail. Find Shelley on her website, www.shelleyshepardgray.com, on Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray, and on Twitter @ShelleySGray.
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, and the Amish of Birch Creek series, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at www.kathleenfuller.com, Twitter: @TheKatJam, and Facebook: Kathleen Fuller.
Kelly Irvin is the author of the Amish of Bee County series, which includes The Beekeepers Son, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, calling it "a delicately woven masterpiece." She is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. Kellys novella, A Christmas Visitor, appears in the anthology The Amish Christmas Gift. Her novella, Sweeter than Honey, is included in the anthology The Amish Market.
She wrote two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine.
A former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional, Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors.
These sweet stories are a charming treat for those relaxing summer days. The young adult growing pains these couples share will be relatable to many readers, and the happy endings are an uplifting reinforcement of the power of love, patience and trust.
RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An Amish SummerSeptember 24, 2017RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An Amish Summer is a wonderful collection of novellas by four well-known authors of Amish fiction. Each story focuses on difficulties encountered between prospective young couples.
They each teach a valuable lesson, and the plots vary greatly as does each lesson.
I think my favorite is One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin. There is an interesting mixture of Amish on their rumspringa, Englishers, and devout Amish. The story has a very unusual twist, one you would not expect from a story about Amish. However, it makes the story more interesting and intriguing.
The individual novellas are appealing in different ways. Shelley Shepard Gray's A Reunion in Pinecraft makes you wonder if the easily understood confusion between sisters Sharon and Sherilyn's names can ever be straightened out. In Summer Storms, by Amy Clipston, we learn sacrifices are sometimes necessary to obey our parents, even when it seems unfair. Lakeside Love, by Kathleen Fuller, shows how outward appearances aren't everything, and beauty only lasts for a season. In One Sweet Kiss, by Kelly Irvin, a very unusual plot gives way to a satisfying ending.
I received a copy ofAn Amish Summerfrom The Fiction Guild. However, I was under no obligation to provide a review.
Yvette K.4 Stars Out Of 5Sweet Summery Amish Romances (for any time of year)September 21, 2017Yvette K.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Themes of faith and responsibility seemed to run through these novellas of summertime romance. This collection left me happy that I had read it, despite my inclination to take a break from Amish fiction earlier this summer, and with letter writing on my mind. Including one of the most romantic kisses Ive ever read in an Amish romance, this is a collection to enjoy when you need quick, sweet summery romance stories (with a little bit of grittiness) no matter what time of year.
This review refers to a finished copy I received for review through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan's Fiction Guild. All opinions expressed are my own.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Tender tales of loveSeptember 18, 2017MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 0Four endearing novellas each tug at the heart and enrich the spirit. They deal with mistakes and relationship problems, growing love and overcoming. Favorite authors of Amish books team up to offer an unforgettable offering of Amish stories. All are set during the summer, hence the title. The characters all seem so real and fallible, just like flesh-and-blood people you meet everyday. I was glad for another installment from Bee County, Texas, in Kelly Irvin's contribution. I received a copy from an author. All opinions are my own.
Laurel4 Stars Out Of 5A fun, easy summer readAugust 18, 2017LaurelQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thoroughly enjoyed An Amish Summer, a novella collection featuring stories written by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin. While not the most challenging or life-altering read, it is a sweet summer book that I am glad to have read. My favorite from the collection was Fullers book, Lakeside Love. I found the characters entertaining and I loved watching Esther grow and develop a sense of self. I also got quite a few chuckles throughout the story as well. I also thought Grays A Reunion in Pinecraft was a great way to start the collection, as it contained a case of mistaken identity that kept me engaged throughout the whole story. If youre looking for a feel-good, easy and fun book to read and enjoy this summer, or any time of year, Id recommend An Amish Summer.
I was provided with a copy of this book by the Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own, and I was not compensated financially for sharing my opinions.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a good read anytime of the yearAugust 6, 2017tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed reading all four of these novellas written by four well known authors, all writers of Amish fiction. The first two were stories dealing with misunderstandings. Mistaken identity and mistaken actions. Really comes across as a lesson for anyone. Don't jump to conclusions and listen to all the details before determining your response.
The third novella is a lesson in taking someone at face value before really getting to know them. Outside appearances may draw initially but the real beauty comes from the inside.
The fourth novella deals with two young people that have lost their mothers at a very young age. One takes their family responsibilities seriously and the other is still "sowing some wild oats". Will he ever grow up and will she ever let loose and have a little fun?
All the characters in all four stories were well developed and were written where you came to care about them and what their outcomes would be. Even the wayward characters were gently shown their errors in what they were doing and nudged in the right, God honoring direction.
Once I started reading it was hard to put it down and take care of my own responsibilities. But as the Bible says "there is a time and a place for everything under the sun". The summer sun. This was a delightful way to spend a few quiet hours and visit these different Amish communities.
I received this novel from the Publisher through the Fiction Guild but was not obligated to write a review, positive or otherwise.