Monday, November 9, 2020

An Amish Christmas Wedding by Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman, Kelly Irvin, & Kathleen Fuller: Review & Excerpt

About the Book

An Amish Christmas Wedding

by Vannetta Chapman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Amy Clipston

From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come four delightful stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the everyday miracles Christmas brings.

Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston

Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she’s shocked when her younger sister announces her quick engagement to Ryan’s younger brother. As they rush to plan the wedding, Lorene is constantly around the family she almost joined. Worse, she’s forced to face Ryan himself, who has returned to town. As both Ryan and Lorene examine their own feelings, they must decide if they can find grace with each other—and the young people they once were—this Christmas season. There just might still be love in their future.

Holiday of Hope by Kelly Irvin

Henry Lufkin is one of four bachelors who lived in the West Kootenai, Montana, cabins that were destroyed by wildfires. He’s the only one of them who hasn’t since married, but he likes his solitude. Then an old friend asks him to care for his son, and Henry has to share his small cabin and his life with bewildered and rebellious ten-year-old Tommy. When the child encounters trouble at school, Henry reaches out to Tommy’s teacher. Leesa Yoder never expected to find herself single and teaching sixteen young scholars, and she certainly didn’t anticipate an inexperienced bachelor telling her how to do her job. Amid the flying sparks, can Henry and Leesa see that there might be hope and love in this unexpected situation?

Wreathed in Joy by Kathleen Fuller

Mary Wengerd and Jakob Mullet have been best friends since childhood. Pressured by friends and family, they decided to date—with disastrous results. When they break up, their friendship is ruined. A year later, Mary is baking her Englisch friend’s wedding and groom cakes for a Christmas Eve wedding. Mary loves the Christmas season, and had always dreamed of marrying during that time. Now she wonders if she’ll ever marry. After she and Jakob form a tenuous new friendship, Mary breaks her arm. As he steps in to help her with the cakes, Mary is inexplicably and suddenly falling for him. But they’ve already dated, and that ended so horribly. Could it be better this time?

A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman

Widower Micah Miller runs the Amish Tour Company, offering Englischers a glimpse of a simpler life as well as tea at Rachel King’s. Rachel has never married and has recently lost her parents. When Micah comes across an abandoned and injured dog, he gives it to Rachel for company. As Rachel is charmed by the dog and shocked by news of the existence of family she never expected, her heart and mind bend toward the possibilities of change in her life—even toward the possibility of love.

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About the Authors


Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online:, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.


With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at; Instagram: kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.


Kelly Irvin is the bestselling author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeeper’s Son received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a “beautifully woven masterpiece.” The two-time Carol Award finalist is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit her online at; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.


Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.

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.  

Read an Excerpt from An Amish Christmas Wedding

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An Amish Christmas Wedding is available from Amazon*.  Kelly Irvin's has Love's Dwelling releasing July 6, 2021.  It is the first novel in Amish Blessings series (no purchase links at this time).  You can find Kelly Irvin's other novels here.  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 series which is a charming cozy mystery series. The Coffee Corner by Amy Clipston releases December 1.  It is the 3rd an Amish Marketplace Novel.  You do not want to miss it.  You can find Amy Clipston's other novels here.  Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy An Amish Christmas Wedding as much as I did.  Tomorrow I will return to feature Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow.  It is the 2nd novel in A Sassy Cat Mystery series.  I do hope that you have a happy day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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1 comment:

  1. I think the collection sounds good, some of my favorite Amish Authors!