My Thoughts: I love novellas! This book has four short stories of what is takes to make an Amish home.
The first story, A Cup Half Full by Beth Wiseman, is about Sarah Lantz who dreams of having the perfect husband, the perfect family, and the perfect home. She feels that she is going to achieve this perfect life when she marries Abram. And then that one fateful day changes "perfect" when Sarah becomes confined to a wheel chair. Her cup seems half full. A sweet story of how life changes can become blessings in disguise.
Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston is about a couple who is down on their luck, Chace and Mia O'Connor lose their nice apartment with all of its modern conveniences when they simply don't have enough money. But Chace's Amish boss offers him the daadihaus when he learns of their predicament. The young couple is not thrilled with the idea of living in a rustic hut. 😊 This is their story of love and learning the Amish way.
Kathleen Fuller writes a somewhat funny story about Faith Miller an Amish builder in Building Faith. Carpentry is not exactly lady like nor is it what most Amish young women are doing. But Faith loves to build with her hands and she is great at it! When Faith is asked by her cousin to build new cabinets in her home Faith is ready until she learns that she'll be working along side her ex-finacee, Silas. Oh.what.a.story!
And then Ruth Reid writes about A Flicker of Hope for a married couple.
Thomas and Noreen King were all in love and happy until the trails of life began to pound on their doorstep. At each pound came the crumbling of the heart. Soon they feel that there is no hope for their love and then their home is burned to the ground. As they search the rubble for belongings that may have survived they see a rich history to their love. An unusual but thought provoking love story.
*This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild*