BookReview & ReadAnExcerpt An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Ruth Reid

An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Ruth Reid
An Amish Home 
by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston,
Kathleen fuller, and Ruth Reid
An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Ruth Reid is the latest themed collection of Amish novellas from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I like many other stories written by these four authors so I looked forward to reading An Amish Home. Learn more about Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Ruth Reid

I've heard of the quote “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams". I think that describes what is going on in this set of four short stories. The characters are at different stages of having a house but hoping to live together in a home.  All four novellas in An Amish Home deal with couples who haven't made a house into their home yet because of issues in their relationships. Lack of proper communication and guilt is causing strife and struggles. Three of the couples in the stories are married while one couple is not.

The authors write their characters in a way that is realistic. Each story is different and as good as the others. I appreciate the authors showing that the Amish experience hard times as it seems many think they live easy, uncomplicated lives. I also like seeing the characters turning their lives and problems over to God to help them because it isn't working when they are doing it on their own. Descriptions of marital intimacy are written into some of the stories with married couples. While done in a clean way, I feel these parts are only appropriate for an adult. I think An Amish Home would be just as good if every novella in it was written on a level for all ages of readers. Apart from my thoughts on that, I give this novella collection a 5 because each well-written story; kept my attention, I wanted the best for each couple, and I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters. l was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Here is a very brief description of An Amish Home from cbd: 

Sarah's dreams of a perfect life are shattered by a horrible accident. After being evicted, the O'Connors rent a primitive cabin from Chace's boss. Amateur Amish carpenter Faith Miller agrees to build cabinets for her cousin's home and finds herself working alongside her ex-fiance! And fire destroys the Kings' house---but gives back something more important.

Here is the book description from Thomas Nelson Publishers, which is longer:

A Cup Half Full by Beth Wiseman—Sarah Lantz always dreamed of the perfect home, the perfect husband, the perfect family. When she married Abram, she knew she was on her way to securing her perfect life. All of that changes in one moment when an accident leaves her unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair, dashing all of her dreams. As Abram starts to transform their home, Sarah begins a transformation in her spirit, and she begins, once again, to see her cup as half full. 

Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston—Down on their luck and desperate after they are evicted from their small apartment, Chace and Mia O’Conner reluctantly take Chace’s Amish boss up on his offer to rent them the daadihaus located on his property. They are certain they will never feel at home in the rustic cabin without any modern conveniences, and they start to blame each other for their seemingly hopeless situation. But with the help of their new Amish friends, Chace and Mia begin to enjoy their cozy cabin and realize that home really is where the heart is. 

Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller—Faith Miller knows that carpentry is an unlikely hobby for a young Amish woman, but she loves the work and it keeps the memory of her grandfather alive. So when her cousin asks Faith to build the cabinets in her new home, Faith is only too happy to take on the job, even if it is the most ambitious project she has ever taken on. The only catch is that she has to work with her ex-fiance, Silas. As they work to build Martha’s kitchen, can they put the past behind them and start to build faith in one another again? 

A Flicker of Hope by Ruth Reid—Fifteen years ago, Thomas and Noreen King were blissful newlyweds. Young, naive, and in love, life was rosy . . . for a while. Then trials and tribulations rocked their foundation, shattering them emotionally, and soon, their marriage was in shards. All hope for restoring their previously unshakable union seems lost. When a fire destroys their home, Thomas and Noreen are left to sift through the rubble. As uncovered items from the remains of the house shake loose memories of the past, Thomas and Noreen begin to draw closer and a flicker of hope—and love—is re-ignited.

BookReview & ReadAnExcerpt An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Ruth Reid

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2 Comments

  1. I like all these authors and love to read amish stories,thanks for sharing your voice here.
    Paula (Kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  2. Hi Paula, Amish Fiction is a favorite read of mine too.

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