Friday, April 5, 2019

An Amish Reunion



An Amish Reunion

 4.53  ·   Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  27 reviews
From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four stories about reuniting with those 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?


I loved this book. I liked it because there are 4 different stories all of them about a reunion of some type or other. There's something in these novellas for all different types of people. 
I used to not like these stories until I found out that some are a continuation of several of my favorite books by certain authors.  Here are two I never tire of hearing about and Cevilla is my most favorite character of all. I love her spunk, ability to love and help others no matter the need. And, I'm also pretty sure she still looks good even after all these years!! She reminds of my own grandmother on my mom's side. Here are my two favorites that I enjoyed:
A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller
I love Kathleen's stories about Cevilla because she's an interesting person.
I enjoyed this novella but problem is it's too short!! It's like there's more left waiting to be told!!
I feel you're never too old to love again or to be loved. God has his reasons. I love to think that maybe someday that Cevilla will marry the love of her life. I just hope it's not too late for either of them!!
Next up is Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin!! Now this is an author you must definitely read!! She is on my long list of favorite authors to read!!

Mended Hearts is another 2nd chance at love story!! 
I really admire Hannah!! She has taken a lot of the brunt while a certain someone runs away. Ain't that like most men? Men that don't wanna take responsibility?
I guess it takes a lot for some men to grow up and take responsibility. We know of one such person don't we? 
This why I like Kelly's writing. I could actually feel these characters pain throughout this novella. I 
But God has a way of working things out doesn't he. I enjoyed watching these two change their ways and I just loved little Eve. I could her Eve when she's happy or howls lol!
I strongly recommend this book for ppl who love to read Amish Romances in one book.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher with no compensations received. All opinions are my own!

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