Friday, August 5, 2016

An Amish Market by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin and Vanetta Chapman

All the color and variety of a quaint Amish shop in a charming collection of novellas by four of your favorite authors. Feel free to come in and browse!

Love Birds by Amy Clipston

While Ellie Lapp and her mother are still mourning the loss of her brother, Seth, Ellie starts working at one of the gift shops in town. Seth’s friend Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds, but his father disapproves and expects him to take over the family farm someday. Ellie sees the beauty in Lloyd’s creations and insists Lloyd sell the birds in the gift shop where she works. As Ellie and Lloyd spend more time together, they begin to develop feelings for one another, but she accidentally betrays his trust. Will she lose any hope of a future with him?

A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller

Every week, Hannah Lynne brings her home-churned butter to the local market. And every week Ezra stops by to purchase some. Hannah Lynne knows not to read too much into it—Ezra is a confirmed bachelor and barely even glances her way, despite any hope to the contrary. But when Ezra bids an exorbitant amount to win the quilt she had her heart set on, Hannah Lynne can’t stop her heart from taking over her mind. Could Ezra finally be in the market for love?

Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin

Shattering a jar of pickled beets wasn’t the impression Isabella hoped to make on her first trip to the local Combination Store of Bee County, Texas. But as embarrassed as she was by the accident, she didn’t think it warranted the frosty reaction from the handsome manager of the store, Will Glick. As she soon learns, though, Will’s heart has been broken one too many times. And now, for some reason, Isabella finds herself determined to be the one to repair that broken heart and renew his faith in love.

Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman

Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower. When strange happenings begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill. Stella and David have to work together to solve the mystery of what is happening at the Old Amish Mill, and in the process they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would ever have dreamed possible.

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About the Author

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

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Wordand Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at, Twitter: @TheKatJam, and Facebook: Kathleen Fuller.

Kelly Irvin is the author of the critically acclaimed Amish of Bee County series. Kelly is also the author of several Amish series including the Bliss Creek Amish series, the New Hope Amish series, and the Amish of Bee County series. She has been married for twenty-seven years, and they have two young adult children, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors. Learn more at Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.  Visit Vannetta's website:  Twitter: @VannettaChapman  Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks

Heads up I downloaded the audio book to listen to while driving. This made for a great car ride with my girls! They actually really enjoyed all these stories. They were mad when I would listen without them. :)

Here is what I thought.....
Love Birds by Amy Clipston. I enjoyed this novella. Amy has a very simplistic style of writing. If you want something light and airy with a bit of romance mixed in. Then Amy is for you. This story touches on her heirloom series book 1. You don't have to read that book to read this story, I just thought it was neat how the two went together. The characters in this are warm and fuzzy, simple and sweet. This is a cute story that won't disappoint.

A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller.  This story was my favorite in the book. I literally laughed out loud several times during the story. Kathleen has actually become one of my favorite authors in the Amish genre. This story is funny and entertaining. I really enjoyed the characters in this story. And the thing with the butter is sweet and funny, but I won't say anymore cause I don't want to give anything away. This was an awesome story that you'll enjoy.

Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin. I really enjoyed this story as well. I have enjoyed other things by Kelly and I have actually read some of the books this story went along with. Again, you don't need to read the other books to read this story, but they are great as well. This story was a little hard to get into at first but after reading a for a little bit it got better. I'm looking forward to reading more by Kelly.

Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman. This was another great story. I hadn't ever read anything by Vannetta Chapman before. This story was very intriguing because it had a lot of mystery. It was also interesting because it dealt with characters that were older, more middle aged. Not your usual young love type of book. The story kept me interested and by the end I was dying to know the answer to the mystery. I can't wait to read more by Vannetta.

A great collection of stories that is sure to please. I received this book form The Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required.

5 out of 5 stars
G--suitable for all ages
Teen-- Great for pre-teens and teens alike
No foul language or explicit content

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