An Amish Family

An Amish Family

About the Book

In An Amish Family, beloved author of Amish romance, Kathleen Fuller, invites readers into the lives of four Amish families.

Building Trust

Grace Miller and Joel King are in love. They’ve dated secretly for the past year and when he proposes marriage, Grace eagerly agrees. But when she tells her parents about the wedding, she’s shocked when her father tells her she can’t marry Joel. Can Grace get to the bottom of her father’s animosity toward Joel so they can have the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of?

A Heart Full of Love (also in An Amish Cradle)

Ellie’s mother hasn’t stopped meddling in her personal life since Ellie lost her sight—and she’s taken it up a notch now that Ellie’s pregnant. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in to care for them. But when her mother’s behavior becomes unbearable, Ellie is forced to take a stand . . . and finally find out why Mamm can’t let go.

Surprised by Love

In a desperate move to evade her match-making mother, Emily Shwartz announces that she’s already seeing someone: Reuban Coblentz. The trouble is, Reuban is barely even a friend. Seeing how desperate she is, Reuban plays along. But when the past sneaks up on them, will this temporary arrangement turn into everlasting love?

A Gift for Anne Marie (also in An Amish Second Christmas)

Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.

 

My Thoughts

Kathleen Fuller writes the best Amish short stories I’ve ever read!  They are so well balanced, perfectly paced, and super fun too. I often struggle with short story collections because the stories take so long to develop and then boom they’re over just as you feel like you’re getting somewhere. This is NOT the case with the stories in this book. They are the perfect length for a quick read. The characters are well developed and the storylines are detailed but simple enough to allow for a shortened story. I didn’t feel the endings of any of these stories was rushed. I loved the themes throughout the stories. It helped bring the Amish lifestyle from something we romanticize down to earth. The characters struggled with real challenges, with real emotions, with real reactions to those challenges and emotions… This book is great to pick up and read when you only have a few minutes at a time. The stories are easy to jump into and jump out of. They’re easy to remember and when one story is done I feel finality. Sometimes stories in short story collection books tend to blend together and I have a hard time going from one story to the next. This book is not that way! I will definitely be on the look out for more short story collections from Kathleen Fuller.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook blogger program. This has in no way influenced my review. All thoughts are my own.

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