Monday, January 25, 2016

Review: An Amish Market by:Clipston/Fuller/Irvin/Chapman

An Amish Market: Four Novellas
About the Book:
All the color and variety of a quaint Amish shop in a charming collection of novellas by four of your favorite authors. Feel free to come in and browse!

Love Birds by Amy Clipston
While Ellie Lapp 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 Review:
 Amish living is where it's at, y'all! I love how they are focused on God and living simply. So when an Amish fiction book crosses my path, I jump on it immediately. Each one of the stories are brilliantly written and of course they all center around love and romance. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Amy Clipston's story of a budding romance centering around a beautiful creation that Lloyd created is a fresh glass of water. I felt sorry for poor Ellie from the start and just as something seems to be brewing and actually going right for her, she sort of messes things up with him.

Kathleen Fuller seems to have a hit on her hands with her short story. Kathleen tries not to get her hopes up on ever reading too much in a possible romance with Ezra. I mean really, he is noticing her or so she thinks? Then it seems that things are getting deep with them. What does it all mean?

Kelly Irvin is onto something with Sweeter Than Honey. Isabella is bound and determined to win Will Glick's heart no matter what it takes. But his heart has many walls, will she be able to get the love she longs for?

An old favorite, Vannetta Chapman! Love this kind hearted lady and her writing always hits a high note with me. I really enjoy her stories! Vannetta gives us a love story slash mystery. Stella and David think that they are onto something, but what they don't realize there is a lot in store for them than first realized.

Beautiful work ladies!!! These cold, dreary January mornings seem perfect for a novella of this caliber. Each story is filled with love and romance. Not only that but each one is a page turner. It took me one day to read the entire book. Awesome stories!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review from the author.

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