February 12, 2016

An Amish Year


Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.

An Amish Year, by Beth Wiseman, is a collection of four novellas, suitable for story lovers of all ages.

Rooted in Love
Rosemary Lantz and Saul Petersheim are charming characters who both need help in the communication department. I found myself getting annoyed with them from time to time, but in a good way—one that made me keep reading in search of their solution.

A Love for Irma Rose
Irma Rose has to choose in Mr. Right, and persistent Jonas Miller, who doesn’t walk the straight and narrow. I love how the story shows the importance of seeking the Lord’s answers for life’s questions—bit or small.

Patchwork Perfect
Miriam Fisher does not want to get married. Eli Byler is in search for a wife. He’s attracted to Miriam, but she’s eccentric, and isn’t like most Amish women. But is she just right for him? This is my favorite of the four novellas. The characters are so complex and their story is a real page-turner.

When Christmas Comes Again
This story is a little different than the others, but still heartwarming. I love stories that take place during Christmastime. The season is magical, and brings so many blessings. Katherine Zook is an endearing main character. She’s a new widow and single mother of four, bearing heartache at Christmastime. It’s the season of blessings, and they come in many forms and unexpected avenues.

The short glossary in the beginning of the book explaining 20 Amish words, is straightforward and helpful.

Each story has discussions questions for book clubs or personal reflection.

A special section in the back of the book includes 2 recipes from each story.

This is a lovely collection of inspirational, heart-stirring tales.

4 Stars.


Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 400

* I received a review copy from BookLook.