Wednesday, August 3, 2016

AN AMISH MARKET: FOUR NOVELLAS BOOK



An Amish Market: Four Novellas Book Description

Love Birds by Amy Clipston While Ellie Lapp (from The Forgotten Recipe) and her mother are still mourning the loss of her brother, Seth, Ellie starts working at one of the gift shops in town. Seth’s friend Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds, but his father disapproves and expects him to take over the family farm someday. Ellie sees the beauty in Lloyd’s creations and insists Lloyd sell the birds in the gift shop where she works. As Ellie and Lloyd spend more time together, they begin to develop feelings for one another, but she accidentally betrays his trust. Will she lose any hope of a future with him?
A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller Every week, Hannah Lynne brings her home-churned butter to the local market. And every week Ezra stops by to purchase some. Hannah Lynne knows not to read too much into it—Ezra is a confirmed bachelor and barely even glances her way, despite any hope to the contrary. But when Ezra bids an exorbitant amount to win the quilt she had her heart set on, Hannah Lynne can’t stop her heart from taking over her mind. Could Ezra finally be in the market for love?
Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin Shattering a jar of pickled beets wasn’t the impression Isabella hoped to make on her first trip to the local Combination Store of Bee County, Texas. But as embarrassed as she was by the accident, she didn’t think it warranted the frosty reaction from the handsome manager of the store, Will Glick. As she soon learns, though, Will’s heart has been broken one too many times. And now, for some reason, Isabella finds herself determined to be the one to repair that broken heart and renew his faith in love.
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower. When strange happenings begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill. Stella and David have to work together to solve the mystery of what is happening at the Old Amish Mill, and in the process they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would ever have dreamed possible.

MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS OF THIS READ:   I have always enjoyed Amish genre of books.   This one is no exception.   I really enjoy the Novellas and how it introduced me to "new" and "new to me" authors.  It has left me wanting to explore more of the authors writings.  I really enjoyed how each story was not only a love story (boy meets girl, date, fall in love and marry), but a story interwoven into the love stories.   I especially enjoyed the last story that included a mystery.   Yes, there were some tears shed over the stories and just relationships in general and how we can do mean things and have regrets over them.   But it is a reminder, God is there to pick us up, forgive us and put us on a new path.  So, join the authors as they take you deep into the heart of Amish Country for stories of faith, forgiveness, love and mysteries are solved.

Barbara Cameron’s ‘Seasons in Paradise’ Facebook Party

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Sam Stoltzfus left the Amish community and followed his older brother into the Englisch world, walking away from a chance for love. Is there more to Sam's leaving the Amish community than what he says? Find out in Barbara Cameron's new book, Seasons in Paradise.

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