Sunday, November 3, 2019

Amish Front Porch Stories by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter

Amish Front Porch Stories: 18 Short Tales of Simple Faith and Wisdom
Happy Sunday!  Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand*  comes out on November 26 along with An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain by Kelly LongThe Amish Wedding Promise by Laura V. Hilton releases on December 17.  If you are looking for something steamier, check out A Witch for Mr. Holiday by Deanna Chase.  It is first book in Witches of Christmas Grove series.  
Amish Front Porch Stories by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter contains eighteen short tales of simple faith and wisdom.  These short stories take us to Amish country where each woman is going through a struggle. I like that each story teaches us a life lesson.  Simple Actions takes us to Berlin, Ohio where Anna Hostettler lives next to Lucy who is a chronic complainer. What is the best way to handle Lucy?  Cardinal at the Window in Seymour, Missouri has Esther Stutzman struggling with depression while being overwhelmed with raising her seven children.  How can Esther find joy once again?  Nina’s Struggle has Nina Miller uncovering the truth about her father.  I enjoyed each of these uplifting stories.  We get to see these Amish women have problems just like us.  Just because they choose to live differently, does not mean they do not have struggles.  Depression, loneliness, pride, feeling awkward, lacking confidence are problems all of us face.  These stories allow us to learn a new way to overcome these various issues.  There is a scripture that go along with each story.  I found myself writing down many of them to contemplate later.  I feel that Amish Front Porch Stories would make a lovely gift especially to an individual who has trouble overcoming depression.  Finding joy in a humdrum life can be hard, but there were some great tips provided.  You can read one, two or all eighteen of the short tales in Amish Front Porch Stories.  I enjoyed these well-written, heartwarming tales.  This is one of those books that I will be find myself visiting often. 
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Amish Front Porch Stories comes out on Tuesday, November 5 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon* (Amazon UK).  Thank you for reading my review today.  I will be featuring Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsay tomorrow as part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour.  May you have a blessed day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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Tasha Tudor is seen at her home Marlboro, Vt., in an undated photo. The illustrator of more than 100 books loved home crafts and dressed in the style of the 1830s.
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