ABOUT THE BOOK
Come and sit awhile as you enjoy 18 fictional short stories of love, joy, and the peace found in Amish country.
Amish Country is known for an atmosphere of peace and quiet, perfect for front-porch sitting with a good book. Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, her daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, as they share 18 heartwarming stories from Amish Country. These fictional short stories include journeys we can all relate to as we seek how to live led by love, joy, peace, patience, and other Fruits of the Spirit. Meet Anna, who struggles to show love to a cantankerous neighbor; Laura, who endures infertility; Nora, whose pride threatens to consume her life; and other women who walk in their faith each day.
These ladies certainly have a knack for writing some of the most wonderful stories ever and I love that they include a little something for everyone to enjoy.
I love Wanda and have been a fan of hers forever! It was a delight to meet Jean and Richelle as well. I think it's great that such talent runs in the family. I was hoping they'd write more and I wasn't disappointed!
Reading these stories gave me a peaceful feeling after each one. Each one is unique in their own way.
I think that we can learn a few things from the Amish. I like the way they pray at every meal and even though it's silent God can still hear everything that we and I say we because He knows what's in our hearts.
I also appreciate the way they want to be in the world but not of it. I think all of us would be a lot better off.
And I would dearly love to go for a buggy ride.
I think my favorite story was of Anna. Her feelings remind of myself towards loving your neighbor as yourself. Yes some people can be hard to love. My own great grandmother was a perfect example of a contankerous old woman. But I still had to learn to love her because she was my grandmother's mother.
My 2nd favorite story was Laura's story. I loved watching her grow and learn that pride will goeth before a fall. I won't give it away. I don't want to spoil it for others!
This book can be used to give as a gift to a loved one no matter the reason.
I think I will buy one for someone hoping it will bless them as it has me.
I received a complimentary copy from Barbour and Netgalley with NO compensations received. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.