I received this book for free from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman
Published by Thomas Nelson Inc on December 8th 2015
Genres: Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Fiction, General, Romance
Source: Book Look Bloggers
Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances. Rooted in Love (previously published in An Amish Garden) Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has good reason—something no one can know—especially not him. A Love for Irma Rose The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer? Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice. Patchwork Perfect Eli Byler has been a widower for two years when he chooses to make a fresh start in Paradise, Pennsylvania. As Eli juggles the admiration of two women, he meets Miriam Fisher—the most unconventional Amish woman he’s ever met. She doesn’t fit the mold for what Eli is looking for, but it isn’t long before Eli realizes that Miriam is everything he wants. But Miriam has no plans to get married—ever. Will Eli be able to change her mind? When Christmas Comes Again (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas) Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.
I absolutely love Beth Wiseman but I did not love this. These novella stories don’t feel like Wiseman put her heart into it. It seems that she just didn’t do as good as a job or dedicated time to these stories. It was very disappointing to get two novellas that are already published and have been out for a while. I would have loved to get some of Wiseman’s writing back like it was in her first novels. Her new stuff hasn’t been able to keep me interested.