Take a reading break from all your Christmas preparations. An Amish Christmas Love is a collection of four Amish novellas written for us by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin and Ruth Reid.
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman
I enjoyed this story of the three Stoltzfus women who all happen to be single living together on the family farm. Grandmother Ruth is a lonely widow, Barbara, also widowed is the mother to Naomi, who has never been married. As luck or a Christmas wish would have it, three single men, working on a construction project have rented the Daadi house. What follows is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous story of love for all the ages.
The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston
A big yellow barn cat adopted Emma Bontrager on Christmas Eve, her first Christmas without her beloved Henry, who passed away last July. Not one to allow cats in her home, the cat is persistent and undeterred as Emma tries to shoo it away. A group of young people stop to visit and bring Emma a gift. During the course of their visit, they are interested in hearing Emma’s story of her courtship with Henry. A simple snowstorm turns quickly into a visit and all are snowbound at Emma’s, along with the big yellow cat. What follows is a delightful story of how kind gestures can develop into lasting friendships.
Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin
This is the story to test one’s faith. An Amish man falling in love with an Englischer during his Rumspringa. Molly Shrock loves David Byler but he has yet to commit. Could it be he hasn’t settled down yet? David is content to be back among his family and is about ready to propose to Molly when his other love returns to add enough confusion to turn his head. Will he choose Molly or Bobbi McGregor? Can he be happy living as an Amish man with Molly after the thrill of the other lifestyle in Bobbie’s world?
Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid.
Ellie Whetstone parked her motorhome near the farmhouse she inherited from her aenti. Short on cash she is bent on selling the home quickly and getting back to her profession as a trainer for competitive dog shows. Ezra mistook the quirky Englisch woman for a burgler when he found her in his kitchen. After directing her to her aenti’s home on the same property, he thought he was rid of her. However, the beautiful English woman and the handsome young widower continually ran into each other. Just when one thinks they are going to be rid of the other, the good Lord shows His hand and what follows is a wonderful story.
Four stories written by the masterful hands of award winning authors. I recommend this collection as one to read and one to keep to re-read for seasons to come.