Saturday, September 10, 2016

An Amish Harvest Novella Collection by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller & Vannetta Chapman


Title:  An Amish Harvest
Authors: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller & Vannetta Chapman
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  August 16, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Amish Fiction



Faith, hope, and love remain forever in season in this collection of four richly absorbing novellas set amidst the wonder of an Amish autumn.
Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman
When Naomi Dienner is suddenly widowed, she never expects to find love again . . . until she meets Brock Mulligan, an English family friend hired at harvest time. As a sinister presence begins to threaten Naomi, Brock seeks to prove himself trustworthy while struggling with growing feelings for Naomi and her children. Will God open Naomi’s heart—and give Brock his own second chance at love?
Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston
Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?
A Quiet Love, by Kathleen Fuller 
Dinah Hochstetler, quiet and bookish, longs for marriage but hides in her shyness. Amos Mullett, a simple farmer, knows he’s different but aches for a loving wife. As Dinah and Amos navigate a budding romance, will the power of love—and the blessing of God—be enough to overcome their doubters?
Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman 
When items start going above market value at his auction house, Eli Wittmer is first thrilled, and then puzzled. But when the house is broken into, Eli and his new bookkeeper, Martha Beiler track down a trail of clues. Will they solve the mystery before the fall festival ends—and discover an unexpected new love?




Another great collection put together by Thomas Nelson Publisher! An Amish Harvest with stories by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman was charming and full of hope.

Surprising, this is the first story of Beth Wiseman's I've read. I have several of her books on my TBR list just based on the wonderful reviews I've heard from fellow bloggers, but yet to have the opportunity to do so. After her story, Under the Harvest Moon, I can simply say, I'm looking forward to each of her novels for sure. The underlying theme of dealing with physical abuse, and the shame associated with it was strong and presented well. The connection between Amish and the Englisch also plays a role, while the children added humor to the story. Beth sure pack quite the punch in this one!

Amy Clipston's Love and Buggy Rides was light but still add depth in the familial aspect between two seemingly different individual. One older, yet filled with hurt and pain from his past, and one younger and innocent in the romance department. As romance blossoms, so does discord among family. Tender and sweet in many ways, this one may stir a little smile out of you periodically.

A Quiet Love by Kathleen Fuller was a surprise. Our main couple, each with their own insecurities came together quietly, through friendship and strength that instill hope.  Hope that didn't seem possible at the start of novel, yet with each other, and faith in God, its rays unfurl through the pages. A story that's every bit unique and warm.

As we come to the last story in this collection, Mischief in the Autumn Air by Vannetta Chapman, we are presented with a little bit of a mystery to solve. It's a staple I have noticed in Vannetta's story. There's always a little mischief and a little mystery, and it works so well with each of her stories. Mischief in Autumn is no different. With twists and turns, bring readers like myself into it, it's like I'm checking out the clues along with Eli and Martha! I do find it interesting to see how clues are gathered in the Amish culture. Don't you? Of course, besides our little mystery exploration, it might just lead to a little exploration of love for our characters.

In all, I enjoyed every one of An Amish Harvest stories, and if you ask me which one is my favorite, I don't think I can answer. They are all good, in their own way, filled with love, faith and message of trust. Depending on what you look for as a reader, I am positive at least one of these, if not all will capture your interest. 


NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She is a two-time winner of the Carol Award in, a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. This is Beth’s fifteenth novel, and she has also published thirteen novellas that appear in various Thomas Nelson collections.

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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. 

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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. 

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Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen 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 also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com.

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3 comments :

  1. This sounds really interesting - I'm drawn to Amish themed stories!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  2. I like novellas because it's so easy to finish a story. This is a great collection of authors!
    Dianna

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