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 […]