10 February 2015

An Amish Cradle by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller & Vannetta Chapman


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Tiny fingers, tiny toes and lives that will never be the same. Journey with four families as their lives are about to change forever.

"In the Father's Arms" by Beth Wiseman: Ruth Anne Zook is excited that she and her best friend are due with their children the same week. But when Ruth Anne's baby is born with Down Syndrome, she and her husband struggle to understand God's plan.

"A Son for Always" by Amy Clipston: Carolyn and her husband Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with their first child. A teenager when she had her son Benjamin, Carolyn still feels obligated to work to secure Ben's future, even though Josh adopted Ben. She struggles to realize that Josh will love and protect both of their children equally.

"A Heart Full of Love" by Kathleen Fuller: Ellie's mother loves to meddle in her personal life - especially now that Ellie's pregnant. Since Ellie is blind, her mother worries that she won't be able to handle the baby. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in. Just as everyone reaches the breaking point, a miracle draws them closer to each other and to God.

"An Unexpected Blessing" by Vannetta Chapman: At 42, Etta thought her time of having children was over, but she's pregnant again. She goes into labor during a blizzard, and complications with the delivery raise fear. Etta struggles to accept Gotte's wille for the baby and her son, David, who moved away two years earlier in search of what he would do with his life.

An Amish Cradle is a collection of short and sweet stories from authors Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman. Each author tells a unique yet heartfelt tale involving newborn babies and handcrafted cradles. As the characters adjust to their newly altered roles as parents, unexpected and overwhelming circumstances arise and they all must individually learn to trust and rely on God. Each of the four novellas is heartwarming and inspiring, making the entire collection quite an enjoyable read. I would recommend it for fans of Amish fiction in search of a quick read.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of An Amish Cradle and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Authors
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story.

Amy Clipston is the best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series.  Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. She and her family live in North Carolina.

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield.

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel, A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

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