An Amish Summer: Four Novellas
An Amish Summer: Four Novellas  -     By: Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller
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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. 

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 0718078845
ISBN-13: 9780718078843

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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 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.

Author Bio

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 Beekeeper’s Son, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, calling it "a delicately woven masterpiece." She is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. Kelly’s 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.

 

Editorial Reviews

'Four popular authors of Amish fiction are at their very best with these novellas. Perfect for a short summer literary escape.'
“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.”

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  1. Barb
    West Monroe, LA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mesmerized
    July 21, 2017
    Barb
    West Monroe, LA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoyed each great novella written by a fantastic author, but my favorite is "One Sweet Kiss" by Author Kelly Irvin. The characters were so well-written with special significance in "One Sweet Kiss". This novella had me mesmerized by the storyline. You will enjoy this book of novellas and probably have a different favorite. I highly recommend reading "An Amish Summer".

    I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
  2. Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable, Sweet Stories!
    July 21, 2017
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoy these Amish novella collections. I like that the stories can be read in a short amount of time, either introducing me to new characters, or building on a series that I already enjoy. I liked An Amish Summer and recommend it to Amish romance fans who are looking for light and enjoyable reading.

    A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray - This sweet story was a nice read. I like that the author ended up going in a different direction with it than I had originally expected it to go...and that direction resulted in a refreshing story.

    Summer Storm by Amy Clipston - It was hard to watch as Jesse was blamed for something he did not do, but I appreciated that the author included this particular family reaction. It was a rigid and strict judgment handed down to this courting couple, but I enjoyed seeing how it was all eventually resolved.

    Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller - What a great story! I felt so bad for Esther as she pined for someone who was enamored with her sister. I loved the way this story played out!

    One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin - This novella builds on the Amish of Bee County series. It was so nice to return to this community and revisit a few characters, while getting to watch the progression of Martha and Jacob's attraction.

    All of these novellas were enjoyable to read and a good choice for fans of Amish fiction.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
  3. Tammy G.
    East Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book
    July 12, 2017
    Tammy G.
    East Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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*
  4. Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An enjoyable Amish collection
    June 30, 2017
    Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    An Amish Summer is an enjoyable collection of sweet Amish stories, great for quick reading in the summer -- or any time of year.

    The good thing about novellas is that they are quick to read. The bad thing about novellas . . . is that they are quick to read; the stories are sometimes over too soon, before you want them to end.

    Seriously, I find the quick reads to be good for a few reasons. First, they can be a nice break from the longer novels and series that I enjoy so much. Second, they sometimes add more to stories I've already read by the author. Third, they give me a chance to read a sample by an author whose books I have never tried.

    This collection was a mixture of those things for me. I've read and enjoyed Shelley Shepard Gray's Pinecraft series and enjoyed her story related to that. Amy Clipston and Kathleen Fuller are also authors whose novels I have enjoyed, and as expected I found these new stories by them delightful to read. This was the first story I had read by Kelly Irvin. I had a little trouble following the flow of her story; I don't know whether it was her style or whether having not read her other books contributed to that.

    I would recommend An Amish Summer to anyone who is a fan of good Amish reads. Thanks to Booklook Bloggers for providing a copy of the book. I was happy to provide my personal thoughts in this review.
  5. ConnieR
    ME
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice collection
    June 27, 2017
    ConnieR
    ME
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    All four of these stories are excellent. It's great for a beach read, or as I did, using it for those times I have limited time for reading but want something interesting and short. I definitely recommend this collection!!!
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