About the book:
A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston
Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager’s grandparents’ antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As Susie spends time with Leon, she begins to recognize she is marrying the wrong man for all the wrong reasons.
The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman
Decades after inheriting her great grandmother’s cedar chest, Emma Fisher decides to pry it open only to discover a beautiful love story in the form of letters between her great grandparents. But as Emma immerses herself in their story, family secrets are revealed, and she must decide whether to share them to preserve family history or honor her great grandparents’ decision to leave them hidden.
The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller
For the past two years, Shane Broyles has felt God leading him to join the Amish. He’s staying with his friends Noah and Ivy Schlabach in Birch Creek, OH, where he is reunited with Lucy Fisher, an old friend of Noah’s family. Shane and Lucy have never revealed their feelings for each other, but when they stumble upon an antique Bible at a flea market, they feel drawn to each other and to the mystery of the contents found within.
The Midwife’s Dream by Kelly Irvin
Iris Beachy serves as a midwife in her district where she longs for a family of her own. When her friend’s brother Mahon Kurtz seeks her help in delivering the baby of two young teenagers who have sought refuge in their town, they begin to see each other in a different light. Unprepared for parenthood, the young couple leave their baby girl behind in an antique crib quilt resembling the one destined for Iris when she becomes a mother. Mahon and Iris come together to take care of the baby as they try to find her parents, and they begin to see new possibilities for their future.
Another collection of wonderful stories by four of my favorite authors. I have been a fan of their work for many years and they continue to impress me with their talent with each and every book of theirs that I read.
The Heirloom’s that meant so much to their characters became just as cherished to me as I read each novella and became involved in their lives and communities.
I absolutely loved The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman! This is the first dual time line of hers that I’ve read and I can say that my only criticism is that I wish that the story lasted longer than it did. It is beautifully written and her characters are most endearing.
A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston is another one in this collection that I loved. The story of Leon and Susie is compelling and moved a great pace. Amy never disappoints and she really poured her heart into this one.
The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller really is fantastic. I was so happy to reconnect with one my favorite characters, Cevilla. She is playing matchmaker once again and this time she’s decided that Shane and Lucy should be together. I loved this sweet story so much.
The Midwife’s Dream is the last book in this collection and is just as wonderful and well written as anything that I’ve read by this author. I really enjoyed the story of Mahlon and Iris.
Overall, I think that this is one of the best collections of novellas that I have read. Each of the authors work reminded me once again just how talented they are why I love their work so much.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and was under no obligation to write a review. All opinions are my own.