Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Book Review: An Amish Wedding by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long
Three Amish women yearn for the perfect wedding.
"A Perfect Plan" by Beth Wiseman
Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester proposes on Priscilla’s nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. What wasn't planned was all the problems the couple encounters as their big day approaches. A house disaster, a ruined wedding dress, and a sick attendant all make the couple wonder if God's sending them signs to call things off.
"The Perfect Match" by Kathleen Fuller
Naomi Fisher has had great success at matchmaking her family members and friends. Now with her sister’s wedding right around the corner, Naomi wonders why she’s able to find husbands for her friends and family, but not one for herself.
"The Perfect Secret" by Kelly Long
Rose Bender has recently become engaged to handsome but somber Luke Raber. She agrees out of a sense of duty and a willingness to settle for solid friendship as a basis for the engagement. But as she watches her friend's excitement over her soon-to-be wedding, Rose wonders if there shouldn’t be more to her relationship with Luke. She begins to examine Luke and his life more closely and is amazed when she stumbles upon an exciting, secret side of him that engages her mind and heart
What's better than a great Amish story? Three stories in one book. Even though this collection of novellas are written by three different authors, the characters and stories intersect which I enjoyed better than a collection of similar stories thrown into the same book. Each of the three stories have similarities but are also very different. I loved the characters and their stories. I love that their happy endings didn't come with a perfect problem free life. An Amish Wedding was a great quick and easy read that made me smile.
If there was one thing I wish was different it is that I would have like to read more about Naomi's story. We don't get to see as much of her "happy ending" as the other two. I would have liked there to have been another chapter finishing off her story.
I received a complimentary e book copy of An Amish Wedding from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.