Monday, February 27, 2017

An Amish Home - Book Review

An Amish Home is four novellas in one book.  The stories are from some of my favorite Amish authors like Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Ruth Reid. There is so much I like about this book.  Sometimes I need a break from larger novels and a book with shorter stories is perfect for quick reads.  Each of these are as enjoyable as a full novel and I really love how they all focused on "home".

A Cup Half Full by Beth Wiseman - Sara Lants always dreamed of the perfect home, the perfect husband, the perfect family.  When she married Abram, she knew she was on her way to securing her perfect life. All of that changes in one moment when an accident leaves her unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair, dashing all her dreams.  As Abram starts to transform their home, Sarah begins a transformation in her spirit, and she begins one again to see her cup as half full.

Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston - Down on their luck and desperate after they are evicted from their small apartment, Chace and Mia O'Conner reluctantly take Chace's Amish boss up on his offer to rent them the daadihaus located on his property.  They are certain they will never feel at home in the rustic cabin without any modern conveniences, and they start to blame each other for their seemingly hopeless situation.  But with the help of their new Amish friends, Chance and Mia begin to enjoy their cozy cabin and realize that home really is where the heart is.

Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller - Faith Miller knows that carpentry is an unlikely hobby for a young Amish woman, but she loves the work and it keeps the memory of her grandfather alive.  So when her cousin asks Faith to build the cabinets in her new home, Faith is only too happy to take on the job, even if it is the most ambitious project she has ever taken on.  The only catch is that she has to work with her ex-fiance, Silas.  As they work to build Martha's kitchen, can they put the past behind them and start to build faith in one another again?  

A Flicker of Hope by Ruth Reid - Fifteen years ago, Thomas and Noreen King were blissful newlyweds. Young, naive, and in love, life was rosy..for a while.  Then trials and tribulations rocked their foundation, shattering them emotionally, and soon, their marriage was in shards.  All hope for restoring their previously unshakable union seems lost.  When a fire destroys their home, Thomas and Noreen are left to sift through the rubble.  As uncovered items from the remains of the house shake loose memories of the past.  Thomas and Noreen begin to draw closer and a flicker of hope and love is reignited.

I would definitely recommend this book.  It is uplifting and will remind the reader of the real meaning of home.  Each of the novellas have a lesson to be learned that will encourage the reader.

***Thanks to booklookbloggers for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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