Two Steps Forward, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, a book review

This is one of the most entertaining Amish fiction books I have ever read. Woods has really brought readers a beautiful story. Jimmy and Sylvie have a lot going for them as individuals, but life, and surrounding characters make their road to romance difficult. I enjoyed the elements of adoption, horse farming, cleaning out a […]

A Long Bridge Home, by Kelly Irvin (book review)

Another thoroughly engrossing book by Irvin. She is one of the best in her genre (Amish fiction). A Long Bridge Home is up to her usual standard of excellence and covers some new ground in the Amish trope department. Christine and Andy are “special friends”, a term for what young people nowdays call “going out”. […]

Review of The Roll of the Drums, by Jan Drexler

This is an extremely moving story. Such talent and originality shown by this author. I felt like I was there, back in Civil War days Ohio. Each character is so well-written–  whether it be the hero, the misfit Amish lady who takes care of a critically ill woman, or the young daughter struggling to come […]

Review of Stitches in Time, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This was a really good story. As we read this one, we learn about the experiences of a newly-tapped Amish deacon.  This particular character was not too far along in life from his years as a delinquent. His little wife had also come fairly recently out of the foster care system. Their names are Izzy […]

Review of Mountains of Grace, a new book by Kelly Irvin

By now, my readers know I really like/love Kelly Irvin’s books. This is another good one! It’s at least 50% about English people (non-Amish) and their problems and loves. The Amish story-line is good, too. Always super impressed with the way Irvin handles the Amish people’s philosophy — she puts it out there for all […]

Review of Mountains of Grace, a new book by Kelly Irvin

By now, my readers know I really like/love Kelly Irvin’s books. This is another good one! It’s at least 50% about English people (non-Amish) and their problems and loves. The Amish story-line is good, too. Always super impressed with the way Irvin handles the Amish people’s philosophy — she puts it out there for all […]

An Amish Heirloom, a four novella collection, featuring Kelly Irvin

Another Amish Novella collection. This one features short novels loosely linked by the theme of heirlooms–such as a special quilt, a cedar chest, a book, etc.  Kelly Irvin’s contribution was as excellent as ever, and she’s the reason I reviewed this book. As you know, I am not a particular fan or consumer of Amish […]

Beneath the Summer Sun, by Kelly Irvin

Another good book by Kelly Irvin, the premiere Amish fiction author working today. Her books are so real, so detailed, with new information about the unusual lives of the Amish in every one of her books. For example, in this book, readers learn more about the differences between Amish and Mennonite, and how the Amish […]

An Amish Christmas Love (a four-author collection)

I received this from a publisher who hoped for a review…here it is: The first story/novella in this collection is worth the entire purchase price (if you want to buy it ;). Beth Wiseman is the author of the first story in the book. The title is “Winter Kisses”. Now before you judge a story […]

The Return, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Due to the riveting nature of this book’s plot, I had to set it down frequently! Only because it had me at the edge of my seat, and at my age, I can’t take that anymore! 😉 Two heroines, one loves a man, the other is loved by him. The book is set in pre-revolutionary […]