Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: From time to time, I want to snag a collection of novellas, or a stand alone book novella, and read the complete but shorter stories that they entail. In An Autumn Harvest a superb collection of non-connected stories from four different authors presents stories true to gentle and faith filled Amish fiction.

I have previously read three of the four authors but Kathleen Fuller was a new author to me. I can only say good things about each of these stories and the writing skill of each of the authors.

Beth Wiseman handled the story of the abused wife with gentleness and realism. The gentle  Brock is the picture of kindness and strength of character. And then in Kathleen Fuller's story we have the opportunity to read how two flawed individuals try to cope with their differences or handicaps and how they eventually find a way to love. These are two difficult social issues beautifully written about by these two skilled authors.

I love how Vannetta Chapman writes grace and faith into her stories and touches a bit on romance and a bit on mystery. In Mischief in the Autumn Air these two late middle agers, who are single (widow and widower), find themselves pursuing puzzling folks who attend the auction and mysterious clues.

And Amy Clipston's Love and Buggy Rides is a sweet story of finding love even though there is an age difference and other obstacles in their relationsip. Again, a sweet Amish romance.

About the book: Faith, hope, and love remain forever in season in this collection of four richly absorbing novellas set amidst the wonder of an Amish autumn.

Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman

When Naomi Dienner is suddenly widowed, she never expects to find love again . . . until she meets Brock Mulligan, an English family friend hired at harvest time. As a sinister presence begins to threaten Naomi, Brock seeks to prove himself trustworthy while struggling with growing feelings for Naomi and her children. Will God open Naomi’s heart—and give Brock his own second chance at love?

Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston

Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?

Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman 

When items start going above market value at his auction house, Eli Wittmer is first thrilled, and then puzzled. But when the house is broken into, Eli and his new bookkeeper, Martha Beiler track down a trail of clues. Will they solve the mystery before the fall festival ends—and discover an unexpected new love?

A Quiet Love, by Kathleen Fuller 

Dinah Hochstetler, quiet and bookish, longs for marriage but hides in her shyness. Amos Mullett, a simple farmer, knows he’s different but aches for a loving wife. As Dinah and Amos navigate a budding romance, will the power of love—and the blessing of God—be enough to overcome their doubters?
Begins September 27
ENDS October 15 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review of my honest opinions. No compensation was received. Giveaway copy prize is to be provided by and mailed directly to winner by V.Chapman.


  1. When I tried to follow Beth Wiseman on twitter it said forbidden because you are blocked. I don't know why I would get this message. I follow all of the rest of the authors. I would love to win this collection of stories!

    1. This should be fixed on Twitter now. Thanks for the heads up

  2. I believe that Twitter has a limit on the number of followers allowed. My guess is that there is some ratio of followers vs. followed. Keep trying.

  3. This sounds great with the mystery twist to it! I haven't read a lot of Amish fiction, but I have really enjoyed all that I have read.

  4. Thanks for sharing! I've always loved Beverly Lewis's Amish fiction. I didn't realize there were so many other christian fiction writers who write stories about the Amish.

    My husband and I spent some time in Amish Country Lancaster PA last month. Our hostess even invited us to her Beachy Amish/Mennonite Church. Oh what a blessing that was! That church service will forever be ingrained upon my mind.

  5. Every once in a while, a collection of novellas is just right, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!


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