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 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 Summer, a 4-novella collection including one by author Kelly Irvin

Disclaimer: I don’t normally read Amish fiction. But, a while back, I discovered the writing of Kelly Irvin. I enjoy her books, not because they about the Amish, but they are well-written, and interesting. Irvin does not write about the Amish as if she wears rose-colored glasses. She brings it, warts and all. Also, she […]

Upon a Spring Breeze, new by Kelly Irvin

When you want to read a piece of “Amish fiction”, you can’t go wrong by picking up a novel by Kelly Irvin. Swiftly gaining the pinnacle of this popular genre, Irvin consistently delivers an excellent, page-turning, can’t put it down read. Upon a Spring Breeze is no exception. How conflicted one would be if our […]

The Saddle Maker’s Son, by Kelly Irvin

Susan here, with another review of the latest book from Kelly Irvin. She’s, in my opinion, the best writer of Amish fiction that I have come across. From her unusual plots, to her sensitive and realistic portrayals of the Amish life, Kelly Irvin hits many high notes with her plots, characters, and setting. This time […]

“An Amish Market” book review

Four novellas together between two covers. I have to say that even though I am often leery of Amish fiction, this collection was a pleasant read. Four quite different tales, all by some of the better authors working in the genre (IMO). First novella: Involves lovelorn Amish girl drawing a scorned man out of his […]

Book Review: “The Bishop’s Son”, by Kelly Irvin

Kelly Irvin is my favorite author in the Amish genre. She brings a needed touch of realism to her tales of Amish life. Not idolizing the Amish, as if they were more holy than mainstream Christians, she yet brings interesting tales off their unusual beliefs and lifestyle. In this offering, a young lady battles her […]