Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Amish Picnic four stories by Kathleen Fuller, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin and Vannetta Chapman

About the Book

From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four sweet stories about picnics and romance.
Baskets of Sunshine by Amy Clipston
Kevin Weaver has lived with his brother’s family since his parents passed away when he was young, but he craves a home and family to call his own. Freeman Kurtz owns a successful brick mason business, and Kevin takes the job as Freeman’s apprentice to pursue his own financial freedom. 
Phoebe Kurtz is helping her sister with her booth at the marketplace when she notices Kevin, her father’s employee. Their friendship grows, but Kevin is convinced that the difference in their ages makes a relationship between them impossible. Amidst summer outings, Kevin and Phoebe must decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.
Candlelight Sweethearts by Kelly Irvin
Esther Marie Shrock loves her job at Valley Grocery Store where she’s worked for four years. Despite a stutter that has plagued her since childhood, she thrives filling orders from a steady stream of customers. Still, at 25, she and her family wonder if romance is in her future.
Jasper Cotter isn’t good with people, but he’s found himself obligated to take over day-to-day operations of the family owned grocery store—a store he doesn’t have the first clue how to run. Thrown together, Esther Marie and Jasper don’t exactly see eye to eye. One night, the store loses power, and the candles aren’t the only things shooting off sparks. Esther Marie and Jasper are suddenly forced to discover common ground when it matters most, and they might be surprised with love along the way.
Reeling in Love by Kathleen Fuller
Nina Stoll and Ira Yoder are just friends. Just friends and fishing buddies. Every Saturday afternoon, they have a picnic at their favorite fishing hole and see who can out fish the other. Until Nina starts to wonder if there’s more.
Her plans to share her feelings go awry, and circumstances seem destined to keep Nina and Ira apart. With both Nina and Ira confused and hurting, it’s going to take courage, some help from the community matchmakers, and a little bit of divine intervention for Nina and Ira to realize they’re each other's perfect catch.
Picnics and Prospects by Vannetta Chapman

Faith Troyer is claustrophobic, and David Lapp builds tiny houses. They went on a date years ago with disastrous results. Now that they’re in their late twenties, their families and friends are beginning to wonder if either will ever find that special someone. When a picnic outing is diverted by the discovery of a package of letters dating back to the 1970s, they take it upon themselves to find answers to a mystery that causes them to rethink their past and consider their future.  


I wish I was a super speed reader but unfortunately I"m not. I"m one of the ones who has to take time to absorb each story in this book. 
I like to enjoy each couple and see what happens as they become husband and wife so to speak. 
I really enjoyed these stories very much. 
All of these are my favorite authors and I very much love their writing style. I love seeing them coming together and reading about each family and what they have to offer. 
Each story has something special to offer in their messages of Grace, love, or whatever the case may be. 
There's a little something in here for everyone. 
If you love these author's then you'll love these stories. I"m so glad for authors like these. To be able to write stories such as these and make them believable it is truly a gift from God! I"m so thankful for each of them. 
I used to not like novellas combined into one book like this but as time went on well, they sort of stuck. Now, I can't resist them. 
I don't really want to review each story in the book because I don't want to give away too much but each one is about the outdoors. 
I used to go fishing with my grandpa all the time. I did it because I enjoyed his company. I called it "our time." I caught a snake one time. When I seen it I threw the fishing pole down and ran screaming to my grandpa. Of course he made me go back and pick it up. I made him go with me in case the snake was still there. It was. Luckily it wasn't poisonous. After that, I didn't go fishing much anymore. 
Not really being fond of eating outdoors because of flies and every other insect that comes around the food isn't my idea of fun. But, it's also a grand time to relax and enjoy your family. 
But other than those obstacles, I enjoy the outdoors. I love to go hiking with my family. I enjoy being close to the Lord. We really have some great conversations. 
Overall, I loved this book because it's one of my favorite genres with some great stories.

My thanks to Netgalley. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.

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