Monday, October 5, 2020

An Amish Christmas Wedding by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Vannetta Chapman

 

Book Summary

An Amish Christmas Wedding by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Vannetta Chapman contains four heartening stories.  Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston has Lorene Bontrager surprised when her sister, Emma Grace announces she is marrying Jonathan Lapp, her ex-fianc√©’s brother.  It has been five years since Lorene broke off the engagement.  As the two families spend time together planning the wedding, Lorene and Ryan get a chance to examine what happened.  Will they be getting a second chance this holiday season?

Holiday of Hope by Kelly Irvin has Henry Lufkin, a bachelor, responsible for raising ten-year-old Tommy.  Henry was friend’s with Tommy’s father who has now passed along with Tommy’s mother and aunt.  Tommy has certain set ideas that cause trouble within the community.  He is also getting in trouble at school which brings the new schoolteacher Leesa Yoder to Henry’s doorstep.  They agree to work together to help Tommy.  They begin spending time together with Tommy and feelings begin to develop between the two adults.  Did God bring Tommy into their lives so love might blossom between Henry and Leesa? Is Tommy getting a second chance at a family?

Wreathed in Joy by Kathleen Fuller has Mary Wengerd and Jakob Mullet dating after being pressured by family and friends.  Things do not go well between them and they end up calling it quits before Christmas.  Unfortunately, it has ruined their lifelong friendship.  A year later, Mary’s best friend, Quinn is getting married and asks Mary to bake the cakes for the wedding.  Mary and Quinn had always dreamed of having Christmas weddings and now Quinn is getting hers.  Jakob reenters Mary’s life when he visits the house to help her father with a special surprise.  When Mary falls on ice and breaks her arm, Jakob offers to help her with the cakes.  Mary begins to feel romantic feelings towards Jakob.  Things did not work out the first time between them.  Are Mary and Jakob getting a second chance at love?

 

A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman has Micah Miller finding an injured dog on a cold, snowy night.  Micah brings the dog he dubs Chloe to Rachel King.  He has noticed that she has been lonely since her parents passed.  Micah has been a widower for a few years and has begun to develop romantic feelings for Rachel.  Rachel frequently thinks of the widower who brings Englischers to her place for tea each day.  She also wonders about her mother’s sister, but she has no idea where the woman lives or if she is even still alive.  Change is in the air this holiday season.

My Thoughts

An Amish Christmas Wedding contains four delightful and heartwarming Amish stories from Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Vannetta Chapman.  I found all of them to be well-written with steady pacing and charming characters.  There are lovely themes in each book.  Love, hope, grace, faith, and second chances are just a few of them.  I enjoyed reading about the Amish Christmas traditions where they focus more on God and family than on material things.  Of course, I just loved the Christmas weddings.  It is a magical time of year to get married.  I enjoyed all four stories, but I admit that my favorite was A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman.  I liked the older main characters and that sweet dog.  An Amish Christmas Wedding is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.  It got my mind off stressful situations.  It provided me with peace and the hope that love might find me yet.  We need more clean, wholesome stories like these.  An Amish Christmas Wedding has put me in the mood for Christmas (I have been humming Christmas carols all day).  An Amish Christmas Wedding contains four sweet Amish stories from four talented female writers. 


An Amish Christmas Wedding is available from Amazon* along with other major booksellers (Barnes & Noble, Kobo, BAM, Google, Waterstone's, Powell's, Chapter's). There is a Facebook party tonight to celebrate the release of An Amish Christmas Wedding at 8 p.m. EST (Facebook.com/AmishLife).  Kelly Irvin's has Love's Dwelling releases July 6, 2021.  It is the first novel in Amish Blessings series (no purchase links at this time).  An Amish Barn Raising by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Kathleen Fuller publishes April 6, 2021. Amish Christmas Miracles releases November 10 (pre-order price is $.99 which will go up after release).  It contains fourteen Amish stories by fourteen different authors including Kathleen Fuller and Jennifer Beckstrand.  Vannetta Chapman has Dead Broke publishing November 17.  It is the 2nd book in Agatha's Amish B&B seriesThe Coffee Corner by Amy Clipston releases December 1.  It is the 3rd an Amish Marketplace Novel.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I am featuring Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger.  I hope you have an uplifting day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!

Kris

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