Three Amish Novellas
by Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, & Kelly Irvin
This is a fun collection for the Amish fiction fan to enjoy at the Christmas holidays! I had a great time reading all three novellas.
Naomi’s Gift by Amy Clipston was probably my favorite of the three. I just really felt for Naomi. My heart hurt for her and how Sadie gossiped about her. It set the tone for me to feel a lot of empathy for Naomi. I really liked Caleb and his daughter. They were also great characters. The attraction and connection between Naomi and Caleb was perfect. I had not read the series that this novella is connected to, but did not have any problem following along in the story.
I also liked An Unexpected Joy by Ruth Reid. Abigail really grated on my nerves at the beginning of this story. I know that she also annoyed Micah, her future love interest, as well. I thought the growth of their relationship was sweet and fun even if it did happen a little quickly. But I think that is just the nature of it being a novella. I enjoyed reading about Micah’s changing feelings for Abigail. His view of her certainly gets adjusted by the story’s end!
A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin had a lot of good tension in it between Frannie and Rocky. I loved the situation that they are in in this novella. Frannie’s aunt adds plenty of extra tension to the situation, as well, with the way she wants to push Joseph and Frannie together. This novella can stand alone, but it is also connected to the Amish of Bee County series, and it was fun to revisit these characters.
I enjoy these Amish novella collections. If you do, too, then I definitely recommend An Amish Christmas Gift as a book you will want to read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Naomi s Gift by Amy Clipston
Naomi has started to think that she isn t meant to find love, but she might receive more than she ever hoped for this Christmas.
Twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love, has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches a time of family, faith, and hope for many others Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family s quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down.
An Unexpected Joy by Ruth Reid
Abigail has driven other suitors away, but can Micah find a way to show her he cares?
Abigail Kemp has managed to frighten off every bu who s ever driven her home from a singing. Sure she will live to be an old maid, Abigail starts saving her money to buy a horse so she can at least have some independence.
Micah Zook is looking for a caregiver for his grandmother, and Abigail needs a new job. He never expected that Abigail would talk so much . . . or that his grandmother would keep finding ways to set the two of them up.
Despite Abigail s constant chatter, she and Micah become friends until Micah makes a decision that leaves Abigail feeling betrayed. With Christmas in their midst, can Micah find a way to reconcile with Abigail and to reveal what s on his heart?
A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin
Frannie Mast returns to Bee County for Christmas, but her heart stays back in Missouri with an Englisch farm boy.
Frannie knows her parents have the best of intentions when they send her back to Bee County, Texas, to live with her aunt Abigail and her husband Mordecai. After all, she knows nothing can come of a relationship with Rocky, the handsome but Englisch farmer boy back in Missouri. It s best to put those feelings aside, no matter how hard it is. But all bets are off when Rocky follows Frannie to Texas to plead his case. Could he be the Christmas gift to end all gifts?