My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Enjoy a year of beautiful seasons in this new story collection, as young Amish couples manage a community garden and harvest friendships and love along the way.
Spring Is in the Air
As the young people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plant a garden in memory of their friend, Katie Ann begins to worry that her older brother, Ephraim, is dating her best friend. What if she somehow loses them both? But Christian, a new boy in the community, also works in the garden—and falling for him may be exactly the distraction, and lesson, that Katie Ann needs.
Home by Summer
Clara Hertzler is surprised when Jerry Petersheim, her old friend, comes to the garden to drop off his younger sister—especially because Jerry has been gone for years, and now seems to be living as an Englisher. As the friends get to know each other again, Clara pushes Jerry to examine why he abandoned his Amish beliefs. Will Clara help Jerry renew his faith in God, and will they find love beneath the summer sun?
The Fruits of Fall
Tena Speicher has come to live in Bird-in-Hand after her fiancé left her for an English woman. When a homeless veteran comes to the fruit stand one day and asks for food, Tena is not sure how to respond—but Wayne intervenes and offers to let him stay in the barn. Afraid to trust Englishers, Tena must learn, with Wayne’s help, that everyone is a child of God and deserving of kindness.
Ephraim and Mandy have dated for some time and now have plans to marry. But after a series of unexpected events and misunderstandings, they wonder if they should go their separate ways. What will happen when their friends at the Amish garden conspire to bring them back together?
Seasons of an Amish Garden is a collection of four stories that cover each season of the year. These stories include:
Spring Is in the Air – Katie Ann is worries about her brother and best friend dating, while trying not to fall for newcomer, Christian.
Home by Summer – Clara reconnects with an old friend Jerry, who is now part of the English world.
The Fruits of Fall - Tena leaves her hometown after being betrayed by the one who she planned to marry. She has to learn to trust others.
Winter Blessings – Ephraim and Mandy began questioning their relationship and receive help from their friends.
I enjoyed this collection and give it four stars.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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