Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman:
Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At 25, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons - a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.
The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston:
Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: A group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.
Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin:
As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?
Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid:
When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?
An Amish Christmas Loveに寄せられたリスナーの声
- Jan Hyde
I find the Amish love stories to be clean, and uplifting.
I love the way Godly principles are brought out, and honored. Mire believers should live their faith.
I realize they combine authors on these endeavors in order to introduce readers to less published authors, but I returned the previous combined Christmas book when I could not get through Beth Wiseman's story that included so many mundane details about cooking that I became frustrated and bored.
When listening to this collection, as soon as I heard mundane details about cooking, I knew it was Beth Wiseman's story! We really don’t need to know that they set the oven to 350°, used the cookie cutter, baked it till it was golden brown, blah blah blah! I would say that it is filler that does not advance the story, but it isn’t filler, it is the story! With this collection I simply skipped her story once I identified it. The other stories were good but not great, except for Ruth Reid's. It would have been better as a longer story so she could develop it further, but a really great storyline well told.
The narrator is a bit robotic in her cadence and tone. Not bad, but not great.