An Amish Summer



Title:  An Amish Summer

Author:  Shelley Shephard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelley Irvin

Pages:  400

Year:  2017

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

My rating 4 out of 5 stars.

An Amish Summer is a collection of four novellas written by some of my favorite authors.  Each story is its own individual story.  The titles of the novellas are A Reunion in Pinecraft, Summer Storms, Lakeside Love, and One Sweet Kiss.

The reunion is where four Amish young people go to Pinecraft on vacation after originally meeting at a wedding six months prior in Pinecraft.  The neat twist in the story is that Sherry and Graham’s idea of a reunion might come with a huge surprise for the whole group!  The second tale is about Arianna’s courting with Jesse, but her brother Tobias’ action may just cost her the future for which she has been preparing.  In the third story, two sisters, Esther and Sarah, are in turmoil with each other over a young man who has been working for their father.  In the last novella, Jacob and Martha have been best friends for ages, but because of Jacob’s recent choices their future happiness may now be no longer!

I enjoyed each novella by the authors.  There are a couple of the stories I could understand the characters better having read the novels.  The last novella written by Kelly Irvin was unfamiliar to me so it took me a little bit to get into what was occurring in the book.  I love collections of novellas as they allow me time to read a story and then put the book down when having to attend to life.  Then, I can easily pick up the book right where I left off and enjoy the next story.  The four novellas are a great read while on vacation or at the beach!  May you have fun reading them as much as I and share them with someone who loves to read!

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