Autumn in North America is certainly a season of
bountiful harvesting and one of the most rewarding is AN
AMISH HARVEST! I have never read an Amish story I didn't
enjoy and this one definitely does not disappoint! I am
sure readers and fans of Amish stories will find that
this lovely collection of four novellas from these
wonderful and highly regarded authors of Amish books will
definitely bring the fall season to new life for them.
All four stories are diverse in age groups, characters
and perspectives; yet, all are wonderfully
complementary with the others, so they form a lovely
bouquet of related themes of hope, inspiration and
love that will long linger in your thoughts.
The first story, UNDER A HARVEST MOON by Beth Wiseman
tells the story of a young pregnant widow still reeling
from a relationship where she had to "walk on eggshells"
or face her husband's anger. Brock get recommended to
help her do the harvest and has his own past. Will God
allow this unlikely pair to trust again?
LOVE AND BUGGY RIDES by Amy Clipston sends us clip-
clopping down the lane to find out what happens to the
buggy driver in an Amish community in Lancaster County.
Janie Lantz is shocked by what she sees happen and wants
to help; yet, is caught by family loyalty. As your heart
goes out to her struggle, you will be well surprised by
how things turn out when she does or does not do what she
is expected to do.
A QUIET LOVE by Kathleen Fuller then takes us to an Amish
community in Ohio where two brothers have different views
on staying connected to their Amish upbringing. Amos
Mullet had lived a long time without his mother and now
feels that he would never have a wife who would love him
as much as his brother's new wife loves him. Almost
forced to go to visit other family in Ohio, the painfully
shy and nervous Dinah frets about how people will
receive her. She feels much safer with her books than
talking to people. Will it take a miracle to harvest
some love in this situation?
Bringing the gavel down on this awesome collection is
Vannetta Chapman's MISCHIEF IN THE AUTUMN AIR. Some
things are just not right at the auction house in
Shipshewana, Indiana. Martha Beiler may be a short and
stocky widow, but she is sharp with numbers and wants to
call the police. Eli, her tall and thin boss, is
cantankerous at times, but he doesn't want to do that
just yet. Can they solve this mysterious situation
before it gets out of hand? Will the clues they follow
also lead them down a different path they never thought
they would take?
Personally, I cannot thank these terrific storytellers,
Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman and
Kathleen Fuller, enough for their wunderbaar
collaboration to write and develop AN AMISH HARVEST
which is sure to be a cherished classic. Each story is
filled with strong and vivid characters that instantly
capture your attention and your heart. I am particularly
enchanted with the diversity and blending of inspiring
themes of love and truth and the discernment needed to
find God's will. Glossary and discussion questions are
From my experience, I would fully recommend AN AMISH
HARVEST as it is totally captivating from beginning to
end. This terrific collection is also a very "gut"
opportunity to check out the authors' style and perhaps
read their other books if you are not already familiar
with their Amish stories. Their regular fans are sure
to enjoy the wonderful stories nicely gathered in AN
AMISH HARVEST. Enjoy with delight!
Faith, hope, and love remain forever in season in
this collection of four richly absorbing novellas set amidst
the wonder of an Amish autumn.
Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman
When Naomi Dienner is suddenly widowed, she never expects to
find love again . . . until she meets Brock Mulligan, an
English family friend hired at harvest time. As a sinister
presence begins to threaten Naomi, Brock seeks to prove
himself trustworthy while struggling with growing feelings
for Naomi and her children. Will God open Naomi’s heart—and
give Brock his own second chance at love?
Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston
Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy
Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A
frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a
blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between
them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that
burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?
Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman
When items start going above market value at his auction
house, Eli Wittmer is first thrilled, and then puzzled. But
when the house is broken into, Eli and his new bookkeeper,
Martha Beiler track down a trail of clues. Will they solve
the mystery before the fall festival ends—and discover an
unexpected new love?
A Quiet Love, by Kathleen Fuller Dinah
Hochstetler, quiet and bookish, longs for marriage but hides
in her shyness. Amos Mullett, a simple farmer, knows he’s
different but aches for a loving wife. As Dinah and Amos
navigate a budding romance, will the power of love—and the
blessing of God—be enough to overcome their doubters?