Wednesday, May 30, 2018

An Amish Spring

GIVEAWAY
CLIPSTON, AMY
WISEMAN, BETH
CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
AN AMISH SPRING

A collection of three novellas by three amazing authors. Includes:

A Son for Always by Amy Clipston
(also published in An Amish Cradle)

Carolyn and Joshua are thrilled to be expecting their first child together. Carolyn was a teenager when she had her son, Benjamin, and she feels solely responsible to secure his future. As Joshua watches Carolyn struggle to accept his support, he knows he must find some way to convince her that she -- and Ben -- will always be taken care of.

A Love For Irma Rose by Beth Wiseman
(also published in An Amish Year)

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.

Where Healing Blooms by Vannetta Chapman
(also published in An Amish Garden)

Widow Emma Hochstetter finds her quiet life interrupted when she discovers a run away teenager in her barn, and then the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a local woman and her two children. Then, her mother-in-law, Mary Ann, reveals one of her garden's hidden secrets, something very unexpected.

My Review:

Three powerhouse Amish Fiction authors share their talent in this captivating collection of springtime romance. From young love to to mature romance, these stories embrace the hope of spring in diverse ways.

Amy Clipston's Carolyn struggles to be truly free from the shame of her past so she can embrace a future with her husband and the child they are expecting. Fans of the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series will recognize Carolyn as the heroine of book two. I was thrilled to get a glimpse into her future with Joshua. She's still as infuriatingly stubborn! A Son for Always is a great addition to that memorable love story.

Readers of Beth Wiseman's Daughters of the Promise series will be thrilled at this glimpse into grandparents Jonas and Irma Rose's rocky courtship 53 years ago in A Love for Irma Rose. Sweet and funny...and poignant if you've read these books.

Vannetta Chapman has really embraced the concept of new beginnings in Where Healing Blooms. Love the sense of community in this novella and how events unfold to bring something new into Emma's life after a turbulent season. Uplifting and inspiring...I think this novella is my favourite of the three.

Cautionary warning for fellow readers -- Please note that these novellas have appeared in other collections as well so you might want to check before buying. See note under individual novellas for the title of the other book that novella appears in.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of An Amish Spring, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 3 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

28 comments:

  1. Some of my favorite authors. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You know you're in for a great read with these authors. Good luck, Kim.

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  2. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this book. I love the novella collections and these are great authors of great Amish stories.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Yes -- some of the top authors in Amish fiction. Good luck, Wendy.

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  3. Love those collections, especially Amish ones. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  4. Hi Kav,
    I enjoy reading the novela collections, because I'm able to "meet" new authors and reconnect with some of my favorite ones.

    Have a wonderful day!

    dandtdearing {at} roadrunner {dot} com

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    1. Novellas are a great way to meet a new author, isn't it? Good luck, Tammi.

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  5. Just chiming in...don't enter me...I am currently reading Amy Clipston's Amish Homestead Series and loved your review of Amy's novella. My first reads by her....great author.

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    1. Isn't she fantastic?! So happy you are enjoying her. Another must-read author to a looonnnnnggggg list, eh?!

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  6. There are a lot of good authors who write books about the Amish. You listed 3 of my favorite ones.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Always fun to find a collection filled with favourite authors. Good luck, Janet.

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  7. What a wonderful group of authors! This sounds like a very nice collection, and none of the stories sound familiar. Thanks!

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    1. I hadn't read any of these novellas either so that's a bonus. Good luck, CC.

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  8. I' discovered I have two out of three of these novella collections so I'll pass this time. Loved your review as always Kav!

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    1. Thanks, Trixi. Kinda frustrating that the publisher is releasing them this way because who wants to buy a novella collection for just one story?

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  9. Love all these authors and would love to read this book. It sounds delightful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, VanG. Good luck.

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  10. I must have missed this one. I haven't noticed that it came out. Well, it's never too late to add it to my reading wish list. Thank you for the review and the opportunity to win a copy.

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    1. Just came out in March so it's still hot off the press. Good luck, Karen.

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  11. My favorite genre, three of my favorite authors rolled up into one books - "AN AMISH SPRING" is definitely on my TBR list. I'd love to be the fortunate one selected to receive of copy of this awesome book. Thanks for the chance! <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Hard to resist an Amish collection like this. Good luck, Kay.

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  12. I’ve read A Love For Irma Rose and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  13. Such a beautiful cover, three of my favorite authors, and Amish! Can't go wrong with this one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. No you can't. And such fun to have three favourite authors in the same book. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. I love the cover of this book! Sometimes a novella is the perfect length for a quick read.

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