Amish Fiction Book Review: An Amish Christmas Wedding
About the Book
Title: An Amish Christmas Wedding: Four Stories
Authors: Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller, Vannetta Chapman
Genre: Amish Fiction/Holiday Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2020
“From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come four delightful stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the everyday miracles Christmas brings.
Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston
Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she’s shocked when her younger sister announces her quick engagement to Ryan’s younger brother. As they rush to plan the wedding, Lorene is constantly around the family she almost joined. Worse, she’s forced to face Ryan himself, who has returned to town. As both Ryan and Lorene examine their own feelings, they must decide if they can find grace with each other—and the young people they once were—this Christmas season. There just might still be love in their future.
Holiday of Hope by Kelly Irvin
Henry Lufkin is one of four bachelors who lived in the West Kootenai, Montana, cabins that were destroyed by wildfires. He’s the only one of them who hasn’t since married, but he likes his solitude. Then an old friend asks him to care for his son, and Henry has to share his small cabin and his life with bewildered and rebellious ten-year-old Tommy. When the child encounters trouble at school, Henry reaches out to Tommy's teacher. Leesa Yoder never expected to find herself single and teaching sixteen young scholars, and she certainly didn’t anticipate an inexperienced bachelor telling her how to do her job. Amid the flying sparks, can Henry and Leesa see that there might be hope and love in this unexpected situation?
Wreathed in Joy by Kathleen Fuller
Mary Wengerd and Jakob Mullet have been best friends since childhood. Pressured by friends and family, they decided to date—with disastrous results. When they break up, their friendship is ruined. A year later, Mary is baking her Englisch friend’s wedding and groom cakes for a Christmas Eve wedding. Mary loves the Christmas season, and had always dreamed of marrying during that time. Now she wonders if she’ll ever marry. After she and Jakob form a tenuous new friendship, Mary breaks her arm. As he steps in to help her with the cakes, Mary is inexplicably and suddenly falling for him. But they've already dated, and that ended so horribly. Could it be better this time?
A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman
Widower Micah Miller runs the Amish Tour Company, offering Englischers a glimpse of a simpler life as well as tea at Rachel King’s. Rachel has never married and has recently lost her parents. When Micah comes across an abandoned and injured dog, he gives it to Rachel for company. As Rachel is charmed by the dog and shocked by news of the existence of family she never expected, her heart and mind bend toward the possibilities of change in her life—even toward the possibility of love. "
An Amish Christmas Wedding: Four Stories is a wonderfully festive novella collection with heartwarming stories written by authors Amy Clipston,
Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman. Set during the
autumn and winter seasons in four different Amish communities across the
United States, the novellas in this book feature meaningful Christmas
love stories that sparkle with faith, hope, and second chances.
As they share the wonder of Christmas and the themes of family, friendships, sweet traditions, and new beginnings, these novellas are truly engaging and enjoyable. The stories in this collection include genuinely likable characters who endeavor to bless others as they also pursue purpose, forgiveness, healing, contentment, and hope. There is a pleasant progression from one novella to the next as the four special stories all affirm the gift of family, the importance of friendships, the beauty of simple joys, the value of faith, and the blessing of fresh starts.
thoroughly enjoyed each of the charming stories included in this book.
The plot of each novella easily captured my attention, and I experienced
authentic emotional connections to the characters within each story.
Their concerns, desires, grace, and patience uplifted and encouraged me
story after story.
An Amish Christmas Wedding is a tender-hearted story collection full of Christmas cheer. The novellas it contains are wholly edifying, worthwhile, and thoughtful. I eagerly recommend this book to all readers.
was given a copy of this book by the author(s)/publisher. A review was
not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains
opinions that are entirely my own.
About the Author: Amy Clipston
About the Author: Kelly Irvin
About the Author: Kathleen Fuller
author of Amish fiction, Kathleen Fuller is also a wife, mother,
crafter, coffee addict, football fan, and chocolate aficionado." --Biography from Kathleen Fuller's author page on Amazon.com.
About the Author: Vannetta Chapman
Chapman is a USA Today and PW Bestselling author of over 30 books. She
has written for Abingdon Press and Harvest House Publishers, and she
currently writes for Harper Collins Christian Publishing and
Harlequin/Love Inspired. She's received numerous awards including the
ACFW Carol Award for best mystery (Falling to Pieces), and she was a
Christy Award finalist (Anna's Healing). She recently signed a contract
for an additional six books with Harlequin/Love Inspired.
Chapman has a BA and MA in English literature from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has taught for numerous writing groups and speaks around the country on writing, how to publish, and steps to finding an agent and landing a publishing contract. Chapman's releases include Amish romance, cozy mystery, novellas, romantic suspense, and dystopian.” --Biography from Vannetta Chapman’s author page on Amazon.com.