This was a really nice collection of novellas and I enjoyed it very much! All of the stories can stand alone for those who have not read other books by the authors, however, I thought it was fun to read the novellas that were connected to books I have recently enjoyed.
Love Birds by Amy Clipston – I just finished reading the first book in the series that this novella comes from. It was interesting to see things from Ellie’s perspective. I really liked Lloyd and loved watching these two as they began their romance and had to persevere through trials right from the start.
A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller – This was a fun story. I enjoyed reading about Hannah and Ezra. Ezra sure did take a while to understand that it was love he was feeling for Hannah. It was a thoroughly enjoyable journey to take with these two from awkward acquaintances to soul mates.
Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin – The series that this novella comes from is one of my new favorites. I have loved both of the books in the Bee County series that have already released and this novella does a beautiful job of telling Will’s story. Isabella was just who he needed and it was wonderful to watch her help him heal from the pain and resentment he has been harboring for the last couple of years.
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman – This story features a romance that begins to bloom between characters who are a bit older than most romances on the market. Stella and David must navigate love while trying to solve a mystery that is plaguing their workplace. I really did not like Stella when the story began. However, the author did a great job of showing the true woman behind Stella’s bitter facade and showing how she could change with the help of a man who truly cared. Very enjoyable!
I really enjoyed this collection and think many Amish fiction fans will feel the same.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
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All the color and variety of a quaint Amish shop in a charming collection of novellas by four of your favorite authors. Feel free to come in and browse!
Love Birds by Amy Clipston
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?
A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller
Every week, Hannah Lynne brings her home-churned butter to the local market. And every week Ezra stops by to purchase some. Hannah Lynne knows not to read too much into it—Ezra is a confirmed bachelor and barely even glances her way, despite any hope to the contrary. But when Ezra bids an exorbitant amount to win the quilt she had her heart set on, Hannah Lynne can’t stop her heart from taking over her mind. Could Ezra finally be in the market for love?
Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin
Shattering a jar of pickled beets wasn’t the impression Isabella hoped to make on her first trip to the local Combination Store of Bee County, Texas. But as embarrassed as she was by the accident, she didn’t think it warranted the frosty reaction from the handsome manager of the store, Will Glick. As she soon learns, though, Will’s heart has been broken one too many times. And now, for some reason, Isabella finds herself determined to be the one to repair that broken heart and renew his faith in love.
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman
Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower. When strange happenings begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill. Stella and David have to work together to solve the mystery of what is happening at the Old Amish Mill, and in the process they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would ever have dreamed possible.
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