Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Amish Sweethearts by:Amy Clipston

 Amish Sweethearts
About the Book:
Love is in the air in these four sweet romances!

Love and Buggy Rides  (previously published in An Amish Harvest)

Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?

A Home for Lindsay

From Amy Clipston’s beloved Kauffman Amish Bakery series comes Lindsay Bedford’s story. Lindsay is happily looking forward to the day she becomes Matthew Glick’s wife and is excited for the plans he has for the house he will build her. So, when Matthew suddenly calls off the wedding, she is blindsided. She knows there is more to the story than what he is telling her, but will he open up and let her in on his own heartbreak?

Where the Heart Is

Tobias Smucker is back home, and it’s no secret he and his father are still not on the best of terms. But what is surprising is that his little sister’s best friend, Mariella, has been harboring her own secret feelings for Tobias. With her help, he begins to unravel a family mystery and learns that everyone has their own hidden depths, including his father.

Love Birds  (previously published in An Amish Market)

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?

My Review:
Amy Clipston is one of my favorites! Each one of these short stories holds a story all its own yet they are connected in unique ways. I love the way the portray the Amish life. The simplicity and the laid back ease of everyday life. Yet they love God and they honor Him in their daily life. It is always touching to read Amy's stories and even though sometimes the things that happen in her stories seem sad they usually end on an upbeat note.

 These four novellas have love and romance running throughout. Whether it is a wedding, a funeral, or just a new romance. Each story lends its on to a celebration of love and light that has a common thread of God in each one. The author gently weaves their dependency of God and the importance of Him and all He means to them. The stories are light and full of love. Very great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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