Tuesday, December 27, 2016

An Amish Home by Multiple Authors

This was a really nice set of four novellas by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kathleen Fuller.  I will do a separate post for each.

A Cup Half Full by Beth Wiseman

Sarah has just gotten married only to have an accident which puts her in a wheelchair dashing all her young girl hopes and dreams for happiness with her new husband, Abram. As her self confidence ebbs away, she finds herself worried about any future she and Abram might have had.  A beautiful story of learning to accept our lives and making the most of them and remembering that God is not far away. 

This was a heartwarming story.  I really enjoyed Beth's novella.  It was a good reminder for all that we can have a happy life no matter what comes our way and that we should remember to put our trust and faith in God to make us spiritually whole.

Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston

This sweet story reminds me of many newlywed starts, where life did not always go as planned and expenses and debt from unexpected life events replaced the newly wedded bliss and reality set in.  Although Chace and Mia are very much in love, that love is tested by unexpected bills causing money for necessities including shelter.

With the help of a kind Amish family and God, they find what is really important in life and find their way.  

It is a really enjoyable story, one that happens more than we realize.  Many people are in need and the story helps you to be aware of those needs.

Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller

I really enjoyed this story about a young Amish woman, Faith Miller, who was a hobby carpenter, not your Amish woman type of occupation.  She is asked by her cousin to build the cabinets in her new home that she and her fiancee are trying to complete.  Unknown to Faith, her cousin's fiancee also had asked someone to make her cabinets, Silas, the ex-fiancee of Faith. Both Faith and Silas are totally taken back by the unexpected news.  So how is this situation going to turn out?  

A Flicker of Hope by Ruth Reid

When a fire destroys the home of Norren and Thomas King, sad memories of the events that took place there come to the forefront.  As they do, they find some of the feelings they had lost in their marriage were returning to the surface by working together to rebuild what was once there.  The story goes from the current time period and back and forth to days past.  I really liked the story.

I enjoyed all four of the novellas.  These are among my favorite Amish authors and are always clean and uplifting story lines.  I will continue to read the books of all four of these wonderful authors.

I received an ebook version of this book from NetGalley for my honest review which I have given.

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