by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Shelley Shepard Gray, and Kathleen Fuller
An Amish Homecoming was a nice collection of Amish novellas. The stories are each additions to various series by the four authors of these novellas, yet the storylines can all be followed easily as stand alones if you have not read any books from those series.
No Place Like Home by Amy Clipton – I really enjoyed this novella and seeing the family that Eva grew up in. I knew Eva from other books, yet this was a peek into her past. It was interesting to see what a headstrong young woman she had been and the tension that brought to the relationship with her mother. I really liked the character, Ian, in this story.
When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman – This was a fascinating story that I enjoyed watching unfold page by page. I liked seeing how much both Sarah Zook and her mother had changed in the years that they had been apart. I thought that the characters learned a lot about unconditional love in this novella.
The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray – This novella takes a close look at making quick judgments about people. I appreciated the way Marcus learned to look past the gossip that he had heard about Irene and into the real person that she was.
What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller – I had trouble connecting with these characters, even though it was a sweet story. Carolyn frustrated me with her inability to let others lend a helping hand and Atlee frustrated me with his guilt over living life after his first wife died. I did appreciate that these characters eventually began to change and grow by the end of the book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Four brand new Amish stories of coming home.
No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston
Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws, the Riehls, since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future?
When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman
Hurricane Harvey forces Sarah Zook to return to the home she fled six years ago when she couldn’t face her stern parents’ reaction to her unplanned pregnancy. Upon her return, Abram King can think of nothing but the pain she caused him—until he meets Sarah’s daughter and realizes that he never really stopped loving Sarah. Sarah and Abram must find a way to face the truth of their past so they can rekindle their first love.
The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray
After the death of her Englisch husband, Irene Keim seeks a fresh start by staying with her new friends Mary Ruth and Henry Wengerd in exchange for helping them around the house. But when Mary Ruth and Henry’s son Marcus comes around, he isn’t pleased with the woman they’ve taken in and is determined to push her out. Misunderstandings abound, but both Irene and Marcus learn that people aren’t always what they seem.
What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller
Independent and headstrong, Carolyn is determined to forge ahead with the opening of her bakery, a lifelong dream, in the Birch Creek home she left ten years ago. But she’s in over her head and needs help with the cleaning, shopping, and deliveries. Carpenter Atlee Shetler is visiting Birch Creek to escape the memories of his late wife. He takes a job renovating the new bakery and finds the project—and its owner—to be much more than he bargained for. Both Carolyn and Atlee must face pains of the past if they want to have the bright future God has planned for them.
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