Book Description"A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston
Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager’s grandparents’ antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As Susie spends time with Leon, she begins to recognize she is marrying the wrong man for all the wrong reasons.
The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman
Decades after inheriting her great grandmother’s cedar chest, Emma Fisher decides to pry it open only to discover a beautiful love story in the form of letters between her great grandparents. But as Emma immerses herself in their story, family secrets are revealed, and she must decide whether to share them to preserve family history or honor her great grandparents’ decision to leave them hidden.
The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller
For the past two years, Shane Broyles has felt God leading him to join the Amish. He’s staying with his friends Noah and Ivy Schlabach in Birch Creek, OH, where he is reunited with Lucy Fisher, an old friend of Noah’s family. Shane and Lucy have never revealed their feelings for each other, but when they stumble upon an antique Bible at a flea market, they feel drawn to each other and to the mystery of the contents found within.
The Midwife’s Dream by Kelly Irvin
Iris Beachy serves as a midwife in her district where she longs for a family of her own. When her friend’s brother Mahon Kurtz seeks her help in delivering the baby of two young teenagers who have sought refuge in their town, they begin to see each other in a different light. Unprepared for parenthood, the young couple leave their baby girl behind in an antique crib quilt resembling the one destined for Iris when she becomes a mother. Mahon and Iris come together to take care of the baby as they try to find her parents, and they begin to see new possibilities for their future."
An Amish Heirloom is a collection of 4 short novellas written by Amy Clipson, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. The characters in each of the novellas are not related to each other at all and do not live in the same town. What ties these stories together is that all of the characters are Amish and each story is centered around a particular heirloom. In A Legacy of Love it is a set of rocking chairs, in The Cedar Chest it is an old chest, in The Treasured Book it is a Bible, and in The Midwife's Dream it is a crib quilt. The 4 stories are all quick and easy reads with a sweet happily ever after Amish romance. My favorite of the four stories was The Cedar Chest. it holds a bit of a mystery of why the letters start out with mention of fleeing from the law and that Catherine's great great grandparents did not appear to be Amish. While reading through the stories of the past, Catherine finds ways to improve her present and her future. I enjoyed all 4 stories. An Amish Heirloom would make great summer reading for anyone who enjoys reading Amish romance.
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