Thursday, May 2, 2019

An Amish Reunion



The reason I like books like these is it forces me to read need authors and often times fall in love with their work!  If you love stories about sweet reunions this one is for you.

Their True Home by Amy Clipston
When Marlene Bawell moved from Bird-in-Hand ten years ago, she was in the deepest of mourning for her mother. Now her family has moved back so her father can seek employment after being laid off. To help save money, Marlene works at the hardware store owned by Rudy Swarey’s father. She knew Rudy growing up and had a secret crush on him, though he never seemed to notice her. But just as a friendship between them begins to blossom, her life is once again turned upside down. Will Marlene ever have a chance to find her own true home?
In Their True home Marlene returns to Bird In hand with her family were she is reacquainted with Rudy a boy she once had a crush on!

A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman
Ruth and Gideon Beiler experienced one of life’s most tragic events. Unable to get past their grief, the couple abandoned their Amish faith and went in different directions, though neither could bear to formally dissolve the marriage. When their loved ones reach out to them to come home for a family reunion, Ruth has reason to believe that Gideon won’t be there. Gideon also thinks that Ruth has declined the invitation. Family and friends are rooting for them to reunite, but will it all be enough for Ruth and Gideon to get past their grief and recapture a time when they were in love and had a bright future ahead of them?

A reunion of Hearts as a mom this one hit me hard.   A daughters death separated husband and wife who can't work their way through the grief.  They end up going their separate ways.  A family reunion brings the couple back together.  This one was heart breaking for me.  As a parent I don't even want to think of what I would do in their place.  It was hard to read about them working through the pain and finding each other again.

A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller
Cevilla Schlabach, Birch Creek’s resident octogenarian matchmaker, is surprised when Richard, a man from her Englisch past, arrives in Birch Creek for a visit. While he and Cevilla take several walks down memory lane, they wonder what the future holds for them at this stage of life—friendship, or the possibility of something else?

A chance to remember this one is about a sweet elderly couple that finds love in the later years.  This one was cute and very heartwarming.  I found myself smiling quite a bit.  A perfect story for anyone who loves 2nd chance love stories

Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin
At eighteen Hannah Kauffman made a terrible mistake. Her parents and members of her Jamesport Amish community say they’ve forgiven her. But she feels their eyes following her everywhere she goes with eighteen-month-old Evie. Thaddeus, Evie’s father, escaped this fate by running away from Jamesport. Now that Thaddeus is gone, Hannah’s old friend Phillip is stepping up to be by her side. He has waited patiently for Hannah to realize just how much he cares for her. But when Thaddeus returns after two years, Hannah can’t deny the love she feels for him. Does the fact that Phillip has waited patiently for her all this time mean that she owes him something? Can she trust either one of them? Can she trust herself? She has repented and been forgiven by the One who is most important—her heavenly Father. But is she willing to risk making more mistakes by opening herself up to love?

Mended Hearts  Hannah made some bad choices.  Her life gets turned upside down and worse yet the one person who should be by her side ran away!  Some one else steps up to help her, but man #1 turns back up....  Forcing Hannah to choose!
4 great stories for one great price.  Since they are all short stories they move a bit fast, but not so fast that you don't fall in love with all the characters