Published December 24th 2018 by Kensington
The Amish Sweet Shop is a trio of Amish romance novellas by Emma Miller, Laura Bradford and Mary Ellis. This is a Valentine Anthology full of love and sweet Christian romance.
The Sweetest Courtship by Emma Miller tells the story of Jacob Beechy owner of Beechy’s Sweets in Bluebird, Pennsylvania. His mother Clara wants to find him a wife, so using the premise of him needing an assistant while she is out of town, she sets a plan in place. Clara begins interviewing candidates, but the questions she asks are more about being a wife than a shopkeeper. When Clara interviews Rose Bontrager, believes she will make the perfect wife for Jacob, and hires her on the spot. Will gruff, standoffish Jacob and sweet, even-tempered Rose fall into Clara’s marriage trap? Will and Rose are a hoot. They are like oil and water at the beginning, but the more they work together, the more they begin to enjoy being together. I loved Rose’s character and even though I knew they would end up together, I was definitely rooting for their relationship.
The Sweetest Truth by Laura Bradford stars Sadie Fisher. A young Amish girl who dreams of a husband and family, but fears no one will ever love her. After being horribly scarred in a barn fire, she feels that her friends, family and especially strangers can only see the scars. When someone starts secretly leaving her gifts, she is sure it is someone making fun of her, that no one can see the beautiful person she is on the inside. Who has seen past her scars and the wall she has built around her heart? Once again, there were wonderful characters who I rooted for and wanted to get to know. I would love to visit and meet these characters who have such strong love and faith.
Nothing Tastes So Sweet by Mary Ellis is the final story in the book. Hannah Kline and her husband, Daniel, are looking forward to saving enough money to have a home, a farm and a family. When Daniel is killed in an industrial accident, Hannah is adrift, especially after finding out she is pregnant. She soon realizes that when the Lord closes a door, he opens a window. Seth Miller left the Amish Community after an accusation of theft. He returns and has a dream to open a business of his own. Can Hannah and Seth, work together to combine their dreams? This is a beautiful second chance story that will have you turning the pages quickly to see if all the hurdles can be overcome.
Miller, Bradford and Ellis have each brought us a beautiful story of love, forgiveness, family, and faith. Each of these stories was a Valentine treat for me. I recommend this to lovers of clean romance, Christian Romance, and Amish Fiction. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
About the Book: It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the busiest time of the year at Beechy’s Sweets, where the Amish gifts of love and faith are even sweeter than the home-made candy.
THE SWEETEST COURTSHIP National Bestselling Author Emma Miller
At age thirty-six, Jacob Beechy is a rarity—a master candy maker, and a bachelor. His mother, however, still hopes for grandchildren. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, she convinces Jacob he will need extra help in the shop and interviews a string of applicants—for his
future wife . . .
THE SWEETEST TRUTH National Bestselling Author Laura Bradford
Sadie Fischer has accepted that she will never marry. Her scars from a barn fire are a daily reminder of why. So when she receives mysterious gifts leading up to Valentine’s Day, including chocolate from Beechy’s, she’s bewildered—yet curious. Sadie may not think she’s pretty, but there’s a young man who sees only sweetness when he looks at her . . .
NOTHING TASTES SO SWEET Award Winning Author Mary Ellis
Pregnant and suddenly widowed, Hannah must give up the dreams she once had. But when she learns that her longtime English employer plans to sell his hardware store, she’s determined to buy it. She doesn’t realize that will mean following a clue from Beechy’s to clear a man’s name—and finding a partnership in work, faith, and love . . .