Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review: An Amish Year by:Beth Wiseman

An Amish Year
About the Book:
Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.


Rooted in Love (previously published in An Amish Garden ) 


Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has good reason—something no one can know—especially not him.


A Love for Irma Rose 


The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer?  Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice.   


Patchwork Perfect 


Eli Byler has been a widower for two years when he chooses to make a fresh start in Paradise, Pennsylvania. As Eli juggles the admiration of two women, he meets Miriam Fisher—the most unconventional Amish woman he’s ever met. She doesn’t fit the mold for what Eli is looking for, but it isn’t long before Eli realizes that Miriam is everything he wants. But Miriam has no plans to get married—ever.  Will Eli be able to change her mind?


When Christmas Comes Again (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas ) 


Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.


My Review:
 These beautifully written stories that share the ups and downs of everyday life were a delight to read. They taken 4 stories two of which were written previously and retitled and  put it together into a book together to commemorate a set of 4 seasons in An Amish Year.  each one shows women trying to survive the life that God has given them. To make the best of it and trying to move on rather than feeling pity.

 You take that and mix it with some lighthearted romance and you have those sweet Amish stories that will get you through a blizzardy afternoon stuck inside by the fire. 

I loved each of the stories! Beth Wiseman is an excellent writer!

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