An Amish Reunion: Four Stories

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Overview

Four sweet stories about reuniting with the ones you love.

Their True Home by Amy Clipston

When Marlene Bawell moved from Bird-in-Hand ten years ago, she was in the deepest of mourning for her mother. Now her family has moved back so her father can seek employment after being laid off. To help save money, Marlene works at the hardware store owned by Rudy Swarey’s father. She knew Rudy growing up and had a secret crush on him, though he never seemed to notice her. But just as a friendship between them begins to blossom, her life is once again turned upside down. Will Marlene ever have a chance to find her own true home?

A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman

Ruth and Gideon Beiler experienced one of life’s most tragic events. Unable to get past their grief, the couple abandoned their Amish faith and went in different directions, though neither could bear to formally dissolve the marriage. When their loved ones reach out to them to come home for a family reunion, Ruth has reason to believe that Gideon won’t be there. Gideon also thinks that Ruth has declined the invitation. Family and friends are rooting for them to reunite, but will it all be enough for Ruth and Gideon to get past their grief and recapture a time when they were in love and had a bright future ahead of them?

A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller

Cevilla Schlabach, Birch Creek’s resident octogenarian matchmaker, is surprised when Richard, a man from her Englisch past, arrives in Birch Creek for a visit. While he and Cevilla take several walks down memory lane, they wonder what the future holds for them at this stage of life—friendship, or the possibility of something else?

Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin

At eighteen Hannah Kauffman made a terrible mistake. Her parents and members of her Jamesport Amish community say they’ve forgiven her. But she feels their eyes following her everywhere she goes with eighteen-month-old Evie. Thaddeus, Evie’s father, escaped this fate by running away from Jamesport. Now that Thaddeus is gone, Hannah’s old friend Phillip is stepping up to be by her side. He has waited patiently for Hannah to realize just how much he cares for her. But when Thaddeus returns after two years, Hannah can’t deny the love she feels for him. Does the fact that Phillip has waited patiently for her all this time mean that she owes him something? Can she trust either one of them? Can she trust herself? She has repented and been forgiven by the One who is most important—her heavenly Father. But is she willing to risk making more mistakes by opening herself up to love?

  • Each story in this sweet, contemporary collection can be read as a standalone, but the stories are best enjoyed together.
  • Book length: approximately 100,000 words.
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310352716
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 318,510
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 Amy Clipston.com; Facebook: Amy Clipston Books; Twitter: @Amy Clipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.


Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman has sold over two million books. She is the recipient of the coveted Holt Medallion, a two-time Carol Award winner, and has won the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award three times. Her books have been on various bestseller lists, including CBD, CBA, ECPA, and Publishers Weekly. Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying country life in south central Texas. Visit her online at Beth Wiseman.com; Facebook: Author Beth Wiseman; Twitter: @Beth Wiseman; Instagram: @bethwisemanauthor.


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 Kathleen Fuller.com; Instagram: kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: Writer Kathleen Fuller; Twitter: @The Kat Jam.


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 Kelly Irvin.com; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.

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An Amish Reunion: Four Stories 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed them all. Thank you
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion was a wonderful book with four different novellas. Each novella was different, yet they tied in so well together. I thoroughly enjoy all the authors that were featured and their writing blends nicely with each other. It definitely felt like a family reunion when reading this book. Highly recommend for those who love great stories that bring us back to our Heavenly Father – whether or not you’re specifically an Amish fan, I believe you will enjoy this book. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher but was not under any obligation to review it. All opinions are solely my own.
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion by Amy Clipson, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin is a wonderful compilation of 4 sweet stories of different Amish reunions. The stories were heartwarming, fun to read and very enjoyable. I loved Kelly Irvin's book which centered around the location of Jamesport, the first Amish town that I personally visited and so it made it a great read for me as I could picture the town and the people as I saw them there. Each story was individual and unique and different to read. Some of the topics were very serious and thought provoking. I think it was a realistic way to present some difficult and hard issues of the Amish. Sometimes we don't read about the difficulties that also come to them as well. A very good book. I am very glad that I was able to read it! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful stories
ConR More than 1 year ago
This group of stories is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Novellas are such a great way to carve time for reading out of a busy day, and to give your busy mind a break. These stories are done by accomplished authors and each one is a little gem. Who doesn't love to read about love, simple living and second chances? I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and these are my own thoughts.
PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irwin … what a great group of writers! And when it comes to Amish fiction, these authors are the cream of the crop. These four novellas are similar in theme, yet each story is unique, beautifully reflecting the author’s individual style. An Amish Reunion is one of my favorite novella collections. The “reunion” theme – literally referring to people coming together again after a period of separation – easily draws readers in. Reuniting can often be joyful, but as Marlene and Rudy discovered in Their True Home by Amy Clipston, it can also stir up painful memories. I remembered Rudy from a previous story and was pulling for his chance at a happily-ever-after ending here. Marlene, uprooted from her beloved home in Bird-in-Hand when her mother died, searches for a sense of belonging – of home. I enjoyed watching the friendship between these two blossom, even as Marlene’s dad struggled to cope with past heartbreak and memories. Each one of these heartwarming stories focuses on family and the common need for faith, trust, forgiveness and grace. An Amish Reunion is a thoroughly enjoyable read and I hope for more collections from these talented authors. Recommended. I received a copy of this book through the Bakery Bunch and Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
E_Espinoza More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion is an endearing novella collection featuring stories by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. Set in various Amish communities, this book includes stories in which reunions between friends and family members lead to second chances, renewed hope, and sometimes even a little romance. Each of the stories in this collection includes a very likable cast of characters who bravely endeavor to reconnect with people of their past as they attempt to find belonging, forgiveness, healing, peace, and wholeness. From the first novella to the last, I truly enjoyed the delightful stories these authors created. I quickly became interested in the plot of each novella, and I also had genuine emotional connections to the characters within each story. Their trials, motivations, fears, faith, and perseverance kept me interested and uplifted page after page. Creatively connected by the themes of reunion, reconnection, and reconciliation, these novellas are engaging, meaningful, and entertaining. There is an easy flow from one novella to the next as the four special stories highlight the gift of grace, the value of friendship, the power of faith, and the bonds of community. An Amish Reunion is a book with plenty of warmth and a lot of heart. The novellas it contains are memorable, thoughtful, and inspiring. I eagerly recommend this book to all readers. *I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher through Netgalley. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.
AshM-85 More than 1 year ago
Their True Home- Amy Clipston- Merlene her dad and sister Anna are back in Bird-In-Hand, Pa. They recently moved back there from Indiana after being gone for 10 years. Merlene dad isn't happy being back there since his wife passed away. While being back Merlene is getting reacquainted with the people in the community. Merlene gets a job at the hardware store to help her father out. Rudy also works there as his father owns it. As time goes on Merlene enjoys being back in Bird-In-Hand. She's made friends and her and Rudy seem to have gotten closer. Will Merlene convince her father to stay or go back to Indiana? A Reunion of Hearts- Beth Wiseman Ruth and Gideon Beiler are a happy married couple. All that changes one day when something very tragic happens. Things have changed now and they both end up leaving the Amish and going their separate ways. There family is having a family reunion. Both families are hoping they will show up. It's 5 years since they last lived together. Now they show up to sort through their belongings and to sell the house they once shared. A Chance To Remember- Kathleen Fuller Richard wants to go to visit a friend that lives in Amish country. Richard is an older gentleman, so his granddaughter tells him she will take him. Cevilla gets a knock at her door. When she opens it she finds Richard and his granddaughter on the other side. As time goes on throughout the days they catch up on life and things that have happened. As time passes they get closer but not too close to tell each other . Will they be able to express their feelings to each other before Richard has to go back home? Mended Hearts- Kelly Irvin Hannah is eighteen and she has made a mistake. Since this has happened Hannah, has a problem believing everyone in the community including her parents have forgiven her. Hannah has a friend Phillip and they hang out. They are showing interest in each other. All that changes one day when Thaddeus shows up. Thaddeus is the father of Hannah's baby Evie. What will happen now? Are things going to change?
Rebecca_Bex More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a must read! The authors, especially Amy Clipston and Kathleen Fuller, really bring out the characters and make them life-like! Don't miss this amazing book!
DaliCastillo More than 1 year ago
An Inspiring and Delightful Read An Amish Reunion is a collaboration by four authors. The stories are about love, faith, hope, family, and healing, and yet, each story is different. Each author has woven these themes into their stories in their own unique way making this collaboration an inspiring and delightful read. 
 Their True Home by Amy Clipston 
 After ten years, Marlene Baxwell returns back to her home town. She reintegrates into the community and runs into Rudy Swarey, her former crush from their school days. A friendship blossoms, but will it become more? 
 A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman 
 Can a couple recover what they once had after suffering a tragic loss? Does time heal all wounds? Ruth and Gideon Beiler reflect on these as they are reunited after years of separation. Will love and God’s faithfulness bring these two back together? 
 A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller 
 Although one is Amish and the other Englisch, Cevilla Slabach and Richard Johnson were great friends in their younger days. But decades have passed since they’ve seen or heard from one another. However, life situations bring fond memories back to Richard and he decides to try and reconnect with Cevilla. Is love possible after all these years? 
 Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin 
 Mistakes in life are painful. Hannah Kauffman lives this every day as she feels her community has forgiven, but not forgotten. Even so, she works hard and is doing her best in raising her child as a single parent. When Thaddeus Yoder returns home, Hannah struggles even more, not just with what others think, but about what she feels for Thaddeus. He also feels the pain of life’s mistakes, but is working to change and make things right. Will their love grow? Will it bring forgiveness and healing? 
 I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion is a very well-written and enjoyable group of novellas. Each novella is independent of the others in the collection, however, they all have a theme of reunion and coming home. I enjoyed all four novellas a lot. I had two favorites stories in this collection, A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman and Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin. These two novellas really captured so much angst from the past and I felt very invested in hoping that these couples could reconcile and have a future together. I definitely recommend this collection and enjoyed each of the four novellas that are included in it. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Christa4 More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion is a collection of four beautiful novellas written by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin. The first novella in this collection is Their True Home by Amy Clipston. Marlene Bawell, her sister and their father recently moved back to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, but it is only temporary. Marlene would love to remain in Bird-in-Hand, but can she convince her father that it is the right decision? Marlene develops a special relationship with Rudy Swarey and would like to pursue it more. You will really enjoy this sweet story. A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman is the second novella in An Amish Reunion. A tragedy that tore apart an Amish couple is now bringing them back together. After many years can Ruth and Gideon restore the relationship they once had? This short but powerful novella will capture your heart from the very beginning. The third novella, A Chance To Remember by Kathleen Fuller is a sweet story. Cevilla Schlabach can't get around like she use to, but she keeps busy and loves living in Birch Creek, Ohio. Cevilla is very surprised when Richard, an English friend from her past, shows up unexpectedly from California. Could this elderly couple's friendship develop into anything more? The final novella is Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin. In this beautiful story, Hannah Kauffman and her eighteen-month old daughter, Evie feel the stares and the whispers even though it has been two years since Hannah gave a kneeling confession. Phillip Schwartz has been a faithful friend during these past two years, one that she could possibly see a future with. After all, he loves Evie and would make a great father. A surprise visit from Thaddeus Yoder , Evie's father is not what Hannah expected. He's ready to give a kneeling confession, make amends and be the father and husband he should have been two years ago. Can Hannah trust him or should she pursue a relationship with Phillip? You will want to read this novella to find out the rest of Hannah's story...a beautiful ending to this great collection of stories. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the author and publisher and have given my honest opinion.
Sue1 More than 1 year ago
How lucky can a person get? Four fantastic Amish stories by four bestselling authors all in one book! An Amish Reunion makes perfect vacation reading, bedtime reading, or anytime reading. I was so glad to catch up with Hannah Kauffman from Kelly Irvin’s Every Amish Season Series. At age eighteen, Hannah made a terrible mistake. Her family and community forgave her, but she continues to bear the shame as she raises her daughter, Evie, alone. When Evie’s father, Thaddeus, returns to seek forgiveness and acceptance back into the community, Hannah must decide if she can trust him again of if Phillip, who has stood by her for the past two years, would be a better choice. Can an elderly matchmaker find a match of her own? In Kathleen Fuller’s A Chance To Remember, Cevilla shares memories of the past with Richard, an acquaintance from her former English life. Will they simply remain friends or, at this point in their lives, will a shared past morph into a shared future? In Amy Clipston’s Their True Home, Marlene’s life has been topsy turvy since her mother’s death. Back in her hometown after ten years away, she begins working in the hardware store owned by the father of Rudy, the boy she had a secret crush on years ago. Dare she hope for more than friendship between them as they get to know one another again or will another sudden turn of events crush her hopes? Ruth and Gideon Beiler experienced every parent’s nightmare in Beth Wiseman’s A Reunion of Hearts. Their grief has driven them from each other, their families, and their faith. Unknown to each other, they both return to their home town for a family reunion,. When they meet, will they be able to relinquish their grief and forge a new relationship or have time and tragedy created a permanent barrier? If you’ve ever read books by these talented authors, you will find their novellas every bit as compelling and touching as their full-length novels. You will laugh and cry with the characters and hope for their “happily ever after.” Once you begin reading, you will need to continue until the very end. Thank you Kelly, Kathleen, Amy, and Beth for such wonderful stories!
sgreene01 More than 1 year ago
This is a book of four novellas written by beloved Amish writers Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. Each novella touches on a reunion that leaves the characters wondering if the past occurrences in their relationships can be resolved. Will they be able to bring reconciliation, love, forgiveness and permanent reuniting to these relationships? We see how each one works toward that goal and how lives are changed. I really enjoyed each book and would have loved for each one to be a full-length novel. I highly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
sgreene01 More than 1 year ago
This is a book of four novellas written by beloved Amish writers Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. Each novella touches on a reunion that leaves the characters wondering if the past occurrences in their relationships can be resolved. Will they be able to bring reconciliation, love, forgiveness and permanent reuniting to these relationships? We see how each one works toward that goal and how lives are changed. I really enjoyed each book and would have loved for each one to be a full-length novel. I highly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
T_Berry More than 1 year ago
An Amish Reunion is comprised of four individual short stories by authors Amy Clipston, Beth Wise, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin. The first story, titled "Their True Home" tells the story of the Bawell family and focuses on the eldest daughter, Marlene. The family has just moved back to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania after spending a decade in Shipshewana, Indiana. The family had moved to Indiana after the death of Marlene's mother. Marlene's father views the move back to Pennsylvania to be temporary; however, he doesn't count on Marlene falling for her boss' son, Rudy. While Marlene does not know if the feelings are mutual, she wants to stay in Pennsylvania and is unpleasantly surprised when her father receives a job offer back in Indiana. In a "Reunion of Hearts", by Beth Wiseman, we meet Ruth Beiler who has returned to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a a family reunion. After leaving the Old Order Amish community after the death of her child and subsequent separation from her husband, five years earlier, Ruth does not know what to expect when she returns. To her delight, the family welcomes her back with open arms. Ruth discovers her estranged husband is back in town as well to tie up some loose ends of their past life together. He is ready to move forward with his life but the feelings when confronted with each other are making them both reconsider if permanently separating would be a good thing after all. The third novella is by Kathleen Fuller and titled "A Chance to Remember." This delightful and heartwarming story finds elderly Cevilla Schlabach suddenly in the company of a friend from her younger days, Richard. When Cevilla returned to her Amish life she had lost touch with Richard, who had married and had a family. Now, a widower, he had sought out his old friend Cevilla, whom he had secretly had a crush on, before she left for Amish country. With the help of his granddaughter, Richard arrives in Ohio to meet up with his old friend and finds he is just as interested in her now as he had been decades earlier. The final story is titled "Mended Hearts" by Kelly Irvin. Young Hannah Kauffman is raising a young daughter, with the help of her great grandparents, after her former boyfriend abandoned her upon learning she was pregnant with his child. It has been two years since he fled to leave her to face their conservative Amish community on her own. While she endured the bann and was later forgiven, she still feels the sting of being judged and whispered about within the community. Hannah is shocked when her ex-boyfriend, Thaddeus, returns and claims to be a changed man. He wants her and his daughter to be a family with him. Meanwhile, Hannah has been pursued by another young man, Phillip, who loves both her young daughter and herself. She has to decide which way her heart is pulling her and choose between the man who caused her so much heart ache and the steady man she feels only friendship for.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
These stories tug at your heartstrings! I am so glad I got this book. It was wonderful being able to read a continuation to a couple of series I have read, one by Amy Clipston's Amish Homestead series and Kelly Irvin's Every Amish Season series. I had most recently read the latest book in Kelly's series and really enjoyed finding out what happened to Hannah. Beth Wiseman's story tore my heart apart, what a hard thing for Ruth and Gideon to endure. And Kathleens story was quite different and touching. This whole book was amazing, the authors did a wonderful job of filling you with emotional feelings, you can't put the book down. A definite five star book!!! I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
armom More than 1 year ago
Their True Home: Marlene, along with her widower father and sister, move back to Bird-in-Hand after ten years, following the loss of her father's job in Indiana. They are living with family, who has also given her father a job. Unlike her father, Marlene is delighted to back in Bird-in-Hand as this is where her fondest of her mother are, and where she feels closest to her. Marlene obtains a job in the local hardware store planning on contributing her earnings to her daad's in hopes that he will be able to rent a home for them and remain in Bird-in-Hand. Rudy works in the store, also, as his father owns it. He and Hannah begin having lunch together and becoming close. Will Hannah's dream to remain in Bird-in-Hand come true? Is there love also there for her? A must read. A Reunion of Hearts: Ruth and Gideon Beiler were once deeply in love until tragedy tore them apart in their grief of losing their only child. Angry, bitter and cutting words took the place of loving thoughts and words toward each other. Finally, Ruth left town feeling she couldn't take any more. Later, Gideon also left. Still married, but not speaking or living together anymore. Five years later, both are invited back for a family reunion. Both go, each sure the other will not attend. Big surprise! Is there a second chance at love for them? Will they divorce? You'll have to read to find out! A Chance to Remember: Cevilla, now in her 80's is known as the matchmaker, as she has set many couples up who are now happily married. Richard, a friend (Englisch at that) unexpectedly shows up at Cevilla's door. It seems Richard had feelings for Cevilla so so long ago. Feelings she was never aware of. Is Cevilla too old for love? Is there an age limit on falling in love? Wonderful story! Mended Hearts: Hannah, believing herself to be deeply in love with Thaddeus, committed an act with him that left her with child, shamed, and humiliated. Thaddeus took the coward's way out by leaving town. Hannah endured the bann, bending the knee and confessing before the Church, and the shame she feels from everyone. But, there is no mistaking her love for her daughter, Evie. Hannah works hard in a restaurant where her friend, Phillip has been frequenting. Hannah knows he loves Evie, but does he also love her? Can she trust herself to know what love is? She was so sure Thaddeus loved her two years ago. What a surprise when Thaddeus walks in the restaurant unannounced! He says he's sorry and wants a life with Hannah and wants to meet his daughter. Hannah is so angry, but...what are these other feelings? Can she trust him? Can she trust herself and her feelings? An endearing story. I had such great empathy for Hannah. I was given a copy of this to read by the publisher, Zondervan and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
KayleesKindofWrites More than 1 year ago
My Review: Rating and Recommendation: 3 stars, and recommended for 13 up. My Thoughts on Their True Home by Amy Clipston: This was a cute opening to this collection of Amish stories. I loved the characters and their story. Having read Amy Clipstion’s books before I knew I would enjoy this one . . . and I did though it may now be my favorite of her Amish books! *wishes it was longer* And that cover is so beautiful! If you like Amish books you need to check this one out. A plus was that it wasn’t too over the top with the characters not wanting to admit that they aren’t good together though they do protest loving each other – of course. My Thoughts on A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman Wow, I’ve never read an Amish book like this and I’m not sure if I liked it or not . . . I didn’t care for the theme of divorce. I liked the story otherwise and Becky was super cute! I loved the ending and the beginning was okay. I’m just going to say that it was the oddest Amish book I’ve ever read and yet it was a slightly enjoyable book. If I hadn’t read books by the author I would have assumed that the author knew nothing about Amish but I know she does know a good bit from other books and Beth Wiseman seems to take an overdone Amish story and turn it into a new idea. My Thoughts on A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller Awwwwwwwwww! This one was really sweet and adorable, with an older couple and a granddaughter. Characters may or may not have gotten lost a time or two but . . . I’m not saying they did. I was surprised that a relationship was even considered since Richard isn’t Amish . . . I feel that it was slightly unrealistic even if sweet. My Thoughts on Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin I haven’t read the last story in the collection yet but may at a later date. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program as well as NetGalley. 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 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
When I started this book, I didn't realize it was four in one. What a boon. I'm not a regular reader of three of the four authors, but I enjoyed all four novellas. I don't know if they were continued from a series for each writer or not, but I was not lost in any of the stories. Each one stood alone and I didn't have to guess what was going on. Loved each of them. I received this book from the authors/publisher for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.
LucyMR1 More than 1 year ago
My opinion is this is the best Amish Novella Collection I have read. What a great list of authors that should have you running to buy. This is an A-list collaboration. Amy Clipston starts us off with Their True Home. Who says you can’t go home again after 10 years. This story captures your heart and you will admire Marlene’s strength. Beth Wiseman will draw you into A Reunion Of Hearts. You will definitely need tissues for this amazing read by a must read author. You will be transported into the story of Ruth and Gideon as they walk the road of grief. Facing the difficult things helps us to grow and find healing. This is a must read. Kathleen Fuller pens A Chance To Remember and has me in my happy place reading about one of my favorite characters, Cevilla Schlabach. What a wonderful twist having an English man from her past visit. This is a rewarding read. Happy dancing. Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin shows how finding forgiveness and acceptance after poor choices can be a long road, but repentance and redemption eventually comes if we have the perseverance to endure. Each story is a stand-alone but they share the theme of a reunion of some sort. You will be enthralled with this one. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
Each time I read novellas by these four authors I’m amazed how they can tell such a complete, compelling story in such a short time frame. And they’ve done it once again. Instead of leaving a review for each story, let me say that they are all incredible. I love the characters, I love the settings. I love everything about these stories. You’ll see old friends again and meet new friends. Riveting story lines will keep you turning the pages to see what’s next. As always, it’s refreshing to read about people who take life slower than we do, who understand the importance of God and family, and who are not perfect. The romances are clean and suitable for even the teenage reader. I highly recommend An Amish Reunion! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I volunteered to read this book prepublication in exchange for my honest review. Four well written books all in one. I was only familiar with Beth Wiseman's previous book, but I am impressed with the other authors after reading this book. All the stories are about finding love at different stages of life. It includes a glossary of Amish terms. I like Amish books that incorporate the Deutsche language. This is a must read for people who love Amish books or love stories in general.
MollyzReviewz More than 1 year ago
Reunions Are So Fun! I love reading novellas, specifically Amish novellas. They are short, quick reads full of life, love, beautiful characters and inspirational messages. Each author creates a story that is different, yet within the collections they blend beautifully. I loved all four of these novellas but my favorite was Amy Clipston’s Their True Home. I love Clipston’s writing style and how she instantly hooks you into the story. Her characters are flawed, yet perfect. Her messages flow magnificently within the story and by the time you realize you’re at the end of the story, you want more. In Their True Home, Marlene returns home, and reconnects with old friends, especially Rudy. But, it’s not easy, and God truly is felt through this story of renewal, faith, and hope. Clipston had me hooked from page one, and I felt myself being transported to Bird-In-Hand, working along side Rudy and Marlene, feeling the emotional roller coaster they went through. The connection between Rudy and Marlene is powerful, and I loved watching them find their true place in life! If you love the simplicity of the Amish life, the way they love with all they have and the way they believe in hope and forgiveness, then order this book now. It’s filled with tender characters, hope filled messages and beautiful writing styles. Definitely 4 star worthy! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, Zondervan and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*