Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: An Amish Christmas Love by:Wiseman/Clipston/Reid/Irvin

 An Amish Christmas Love
About the Book:
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman

Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston

Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.

Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin

As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?

Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid

When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?

My Review:
Winter Kisses

I loved the dynamic between the three generations of Stoltzfus women. Especially that of Ruth, she is a spitfire and she doesn't care who knows it. I love that she gives advice and doesn't really care if her daughter in law wants any of it. This story is not your typical Amish romance but this deserves a spot on the to be read pile. I like how the author separates the women but in the end brings them together again.

The Christmas Cat

What a sweet story of Emma and Henry. They thought nothing could separate them until Henry's death. But little does Emma know Henry may be closer than she thinks or even wants to realize. Throughout the story you get glimpses of Emma and Henry's love story and it is a way to get to know the both of them when Henry was still with Emma. Hank the cat and the other characters that play into Emma's life are a great touch to the story.

 Snow Angels

Wow, this story had me mixed up. Poor Molly, she cant catch a break. I keep hoping and praying that David will get his craziness straight and even steadily through the book it seems he doesn't. Love, true love, a tried and true love--thats the kind you can't walk away from. I'm not sure which one of these characters need to realize this first--maybe David. He is teetering in two girls' lives and I wanted to strangle him to be honest. The story was a good one because the best stories seem real and this one definitely did that for me.

Home for Christmas

This story is like most of the author's stories. She has a down home country feel to everything she writes--similar to the feeling comfort gives you. She writes things that lead back to sweetness and simplicity. I really enjoyed the stories. A great way to start the holiday season--with my Amish fiction.

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

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