by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, & Kelly Irvin
I enjoy these Amish novella collections. I like that the stories can be read in a short amount of time, either introducing me to new characters, or building on a series that I already enjoy. I liked An Amish Summer and recommend it to Amish romance fans who are looking for light and enjoyable reading.
A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray – This sweet story was a nice read. I like that the author ended up going in a different direction with it than I had originally expected it to go…and that direction resulted in a refreshing story.
Summer Storm by Amy Clipston – It was hard to watch as Jesse was blamed for something he did not do, but I appreciated that the author included this particular family reaction. It was a rigid and strict judgment handed down to this courting couple, but I enjoyed seeing how it was all eventually resolved.
Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller – What a great story! I felt so bad for Esther as she pined for someone who was enamored with her sister. I loved the way this story played out!
One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin – This novella builds on the Amish of Bee County series. It was so nice to return to this community and revisit a few characters, while getting to watch the progression of Martha and Jacob’s attraction.
All of these novellas were enjoyable to read and a good choice for fans of Amish fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray
When sisters Sharon and Sherilyn Kramer attend a wedding in Shipshewana, one of them returns with a new penpal while the other returns to her job at the bakery. After sending weekly letters back and forth, Sherry and Graham Holland arrange a reunion in Pinecraft. Upon Graham s arrival, however, he realizes he s been writing to the wrong sister. He decides to use the reunion as a way to get to know both sisters, but can he sort through the confusion in time to turn the worst vacation ever into something truly wonderful?
Summer Storm by Amy Clipston
Arianna is counting down the days until her wedding to Jesse. They have been friends longer than Arianna can remember, and that friendship turned into love over the past couple of years. But when Arianna s brother Isaac, who happens to be Jesse s best friend, gets them both into trouble, Arianna s father puts an end to her engagement to Jesse. Some summer storms pass quickly, but Arianna is afraid the damage from this one may be too much to repair.
Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller
Esther has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful younger sister Sarah. Even the boy she has known and loved her entire life, Judah, only has eyes for Sarah. But when a handsome young Englischer comes to live with the family for a summer, everything begins to change.
One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin
Everybody in little Bee County, Texas, can see the obvious: Jacob King and Martha Byler are meant to be together. Everyone, that is, but Martha. Ever since her mother died when Martha was a young girl, she has taken over the role of caregiver to her large family. And reckless Jacob, who has had a little too much fun on his rumspringa, only seems to add to the list of people to manage. But one summer changes everything, and these two may just find a way to meet in the middle and share one sweet kiss.
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