Happy Book Release Day! Amish Sweethearts by Amy Clipston is out today along with The Hostess with the Ghostess by E.J. Copperman and The English Wife by Lauren Willig.
Amish Sweethearts by Amy Clipston contains four Amish novellas. The book includes Love and Buggy Rides (from An Amish Harvest), A Home for Lindsey, Where the Heart Is, and Love Birds (from An Amish Market). In A Home for Lindsey we get the story of Lindsey Bedford from the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Matthew Glick is looking forward to marrying Lindsey, but unexpected news ruins his plans. Feeling he is not good enough for Lindsey, Matthew calls off the wedding and makes plans to move to Ohio. Lindsey is devastated and is determined to find out what happened. Will Lindsey and Matthew reconcile?
Where the Heart Is tells the story of Tobias Smucker. Tobias has returned home after leaving his home and community in the middle of the night. He wants to make things right with the community and find a way to have a relationship with his father. Mariella Ebersol has been in love with Tobias for many years, but Tobias is oblivious to her feelings. He develops a friendship with Mariella who helps him find his place within the community. They uncover a family secret that helps him understand his father and for healing to begin.
Amish Sweethearts contains four lovely stories (I summarized the new stories for you above) that each contain a life lesson. They are well-written, easy to read and engaging. Ms. Clipston creates real characters that people will enjoy reading about and can relate to. We get to follow the characters through their journeys where they learn a lesson, get their life on track and find love with their soul mate. Each of the stories contain nice Christian messages such as having faith, following God’s path, helping others, love, hope and forgiveness. The stories are set in Lancaster County and Bird-in-the-Hand. I appreciated the descriptions of the areas. Amish Sweethearts are Christian stories that can be treasured by readers from 12 to 102 (PG rated stories). Amish Sweethearts has four sweet, simple Amish stories that will delight readers (especially fans of Amy Clipston). The four stories can be purchased together in Amish Sweethearts or separately.