An Amish Cradle is a wonderful collection of Amish stories about newborns. Each story deals with a particular problem occuring around the baby or the mother.
From the first sentence of each story, I was totally engaged in the lives of each family. My emotions were engaged in each story. Concern about the outcome and feelings for the parents were rampant as I read each one.
Each story showed how the Amish have a strong God’s will faith. However, that in no way prevents them from all the human feelings and emotions in each situation.
The stories were well written and I could easily picture myself right there taking part in all that was going on. Each author, of course, placed a special cradle of one kind or another in their story.
The Amish world totally fascinates me and I like reading about how they deal with life in general and problems specifically. While their world is separate and seems like an ideal life, reading these stories opens my eyes to just how hard their life is.
Thank you Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman for sharing such an excellent collection with the world.
Just when I thought Anna couldn’t possibly come up with any more outrageous schemes to play matchmaker again, Jennifer Beckstrand has proven me wrong.
The matchmakers are at it again doing what they do best, finding mates for their unsuspecting grandchildren.
The dialog is witty as I’ve come to expect from Ms. Beckstrand, the chararacters are loveable and as always I couldn’t wait to find out what Anna and Felty were up to in their latest quest.
From the disastrous cooking that’s legendary from Anniie to love and support from Felty this book will warm your heart.
The characters are well defined and very charming. Definitely 5 stars!
I look forwward to the next book in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Four great authors have teamed up to write an anthology of four great novellas.
The authors are all very talented and successful in their own right and their contributions to this book showcase each of their talents..
From young couples experiencing the birth of their first child to older couples experiencing the birth of an unexpected child, the authors each tell a story of a love so pure and overpowering I felt the joys and so many other emotions that the characters were experiencing. There are so many facets to each character to each story that it will capture both your attention and your heart.
Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vanetta Chapman show once again that they are amazing authors.