Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.
“Rooted in Love” (previously published in An Amish Garden): Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has good reason – something no one can know – especially not him.
“A Love for Irma Rose”: The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer? Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice.
“Patchwork Perfect”: Eli Byler has been a widower for two years when he chooses to make a fresh start in Paradise, Pennsylvania. As Eli juggles the admiration of two women, he meets Miriam Fisher – the most unconventional Amish woman he’s ever met. She doesn’t fit the mold for what Eli is looking for, but it isn’t long before Eli realizes that Miriam is everything he wants. But Miriam has no plans to get married – ever. Will Eli be able to change her mind?
“When Christmas Comes Again” (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas): Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.
These days, I’m a big fan of novellas, so naturally, I was excited to pick up Beth Wiseman’s An Amish Year. This book contains four unrelated novellas, each one occurring in a particular and different season of the year. As I expected, each novella offers a quick but well-developed story, filled with great characters, quirky circumstances and interactions, and touching sentiments of love and friendship. An Amish Year, as a whole, is a delightful and heartwarming read, and any fan of Amish fiction will enjoy taking the time to read it - I would certainly recommend it to interested readers.
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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.