An Amish Market: Four NovellasAmy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, Vanetta Chapman, Kathleen Fuller
Spend time in quaint Amish shops in this Amish Market!Love Birds by Amy Clipston Ellie starts working in the Gift shop to help her mourn the loss of her brother Seth. Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds. Ellie talks him into selling the birds at the shop. Lloyd b... Read More
Love Birds by Amy Clipston
Ellie starts working in the Gift shop to help her mourn the loss of her brother Seth. Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds. Ellie talks him into selling the birds at the shop. Lloyd begins to see her as more than his friend Seth’s little sister.
A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller
Ezra purchases Hannah Lynnes home-churned butter at the local market every week. When he bids a large sum of money to buy a quilt she had her heart set on, she starts to wonder if he is interested in her.
Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin
Will Glick manages the local Combination Store. He appears irritated by her clumsiness after she shatters a jar of pickled beets. Will’s heart was broken before and now Isabella is on a mission to repair it.
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman
Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill store. David Stoltzfus is a new employee. They work together to solve the mystery of who is trying to close the store.
Page Count: 416
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Feb 2, 2016
- UPC: 9780529118684
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 416
- Publish Date: Feb 2, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0529118688
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- overcoming misunderstandings by Kathleen E. on 2/11/2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An Amish Market: Four Novellas by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin & Vannetta Chapman, © 2015
I love the cover on these novellas! Thank you to author Amy Clipston for sending me a review copy of An Amish Market. I will be reviewing her story, Love Birds. Enjoy the other three stories (and some recipes)!
"Lloyd, in this community, we're all
someone's bruder or scweschder."
~ Rebecca, Love Birds, 55
Lloyd Blank and Ellie Lapp have been around each other since their growing up years. Lloyd and her brother, Seth, were good friends. A sister of Lloyd's, Rebecca, and Ellie are the same age. Seth died the previous month in a work accident. Lloyd has been going to help Ellie and her mother, Margaret, with their farm chores and repairs.
Love Birds ~ an exposed secret can exploit and weaken trust. Lloyd's dat said his hobby was prideful, being excelled from what he had been taught as a boy by his daadi. Ellie wanted to exuberantly share his talents with the shopkeeper at Bird-in-Hand Gifts and Treasures, across from the Farmers' Market. With communication and hearing, this story is one of overcoming and learning to lean and share their hearts as close bonds continue to develop between families and community.
Love Birds features Ellie and Margaret Lapp, who are secondary characters from The Forgotten Recipe, which is the first in my Amish Heirloom series. I enjoyed having the opportunity to share Ellie’s story with my readers. This book is dedicated to my sons, Zac and Matt. ~ Amy Clipston
***This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
- Enjoyable to read! by The Avid Reader on 2/2/2016
An Amish Market (Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Vannetta Chapman, and Kathleen Fuller) has four sweet, Amish romance stories by four great authors. Ellie Lapp is still dealing with the loss of her brother, Seth in Love Birds by Amy Clipston. Ellie’s mother, Margaret and Ellie no longer have Seth’s income to provide groceries and pay the bills. Ellie gets a part-time job at Bird-in-Hand Gifts and Treasures. The shop needs more unique Amish-made items to sell. Ellie believes she has found the right item when she sees Lloyd Blank’s hand carved birds. They are beautiful with exquisite details. Lloyd, though, will not sell them because his father believes it is prideful. Will this hinder the budding romance between Lloyd and Ellie? This is a sweet story that is well-written and easy to read. A good story about forgiveness and helping others.
Hannah Lynne Beiler is twenty-two years old and has a stand at the Middlefield Market in Middlefield, Pennsylvania in A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller. Hannah Lynne sells her butter and her mother’s homemade pies. Ezra Yutzy comes by every week to pick up butter (that he does not need). Ezra fancies Hannah Lynne but has not worked up the courage to ask her out. At the annual benefit for the DDC Clinic Ezra notices Hannah Lynne admiring a quilt that was donated by his family (at least Ezra believes he gave them the right quilt). Hannah Lynne bids on it and, unfortunately, does not win it. Ezra convinces the buyer to let him purchase it. Ezra gives the quilt to Hannah Lynne. This leads to a problem with both Hannah Lynne and Ezra’s mother. Hannah Lynne wants to pay Ezra back for the quilt (she does not have enough money to repay him). Ezra’s mother believes he purchased the quilt to return it to the family (only quilt his grandmother ever made). Now Ezra has a dilemma. Everything works out through God’s timing! This is a cute story, but not my favorite. It was a little awkward (uncomfortable) especially with the lack of communication between Ezra and Hannah (it was frustrating).
Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irvin takes place in Bee County, Texas. Isabella Shrock and her family have just moved to the area from Tennessee. Isabella wants to fit in and make friends. This is a new start for her and her family. But can she find the right friends? Will Glick works at the Combination Store (owned by Bishop Leroy). He has burned too many times (by women). Can Isabella help Will?
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman is set in Nappannee, Indiana and is a mystery. Stella Schwartz never married because she could not have children. It has made her bitter. Stella is a tour guide at Old Amish Mill complex. David Stolzfus is a widower who just moved to the area to assist his daughter, Rebecca (widow with three kids). David got a job at the Old Amish Mill. When pranks (dangerous ones) start happening around the complex, David is asked to investigate. Stella assists David is finding the culprit before gets seriously hurt. What else will these two find during the investigation?
All four stories were enjoyable to read. I especially liked Love in Store (fourth story). They are all well-written and have good messages in them. If you enjoy Amish fiction, then you will like reading An Amish Market. I give An Amish Market 4 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of An Amish Market from NetGally and BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
- Finding Love by Maureen on 2/2/2016
Love Birds…..my thoughts
Sharing the grief of loosing her brother and he losing his best friend, Ellie and Lloyd are brought together. They have known each other all of their lives and sharing their thoughts and memories spark a relationship between them.
When Ellie betrays Lloyd, or so he thinks, they both are devastated and you wonder if either of there lives will ever be the same? Will there be forgiveness as their religion teaches, or will each go there own way? The market in this story is a gift store.
A Bid For Love
Two shy people that can’t seem to express their desires are put together each week at the local market. Just how much homemade butter can a bachelor use?
What becomes the catalyst for these two is a quilt. His Mom is donating one, and he gives the lady in charge when she comes for it the closest quilt. Then he sees his hearts desire looking at the quilt that his Mom donated.
Will this be the reason these two open up to each other, or will it be the end to any relationship?
Sweeter Than Honey
In this story Will has felt like his heart has been shattered to many times to try again. Enter a new neighbor to bee country Isabella; she is just trying to fit in. These two meet in the Bee Store.
When she is befriended by an English girl, and decides to go out to a pool hall, Will is sure she isn’t for him. Things are not always as they appear, and this story will have you wondering how everything is going to work out.
Love In Story
This is the final story in this book, and mostly takes place at the Old Mill, in Nappanee, Indiana. This is the story of a widower who has moved her to help his recently widowed daughter.
Stella has never been able to have children and feels she has never been worthy to have a husband of her own.
When pranks and then more dangerous things begin to happen at the mill Will and Stella spend more time together trying to figure out whom is committing these acts. Through out the story Stella is a brisk and rather outspoken person, and you wonder how hurt she is because of her problem.
Now these are not twenty year olds they are in there fifties, but both come with their own problems and you wonder if there is even a chance for a relationship here.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.