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A Pioneer Christmas Collection - 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier

Okay, this is an annual purchase for me. Prior years have included "A Log Cabin Christmas" and "A Prairie Christmas Collection". This year's collection is "A Pioneer Christmas". I love going back to a simpler time and spending the holidays...

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  • Authors: Kathleen Fuller, Vickie McDonough, Lauraine Snelling, Margaret Brownley, Marcia Gruver, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Michelle Ule, Anna Carrie Urquhart
  • Review by: Emma
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Barbour Books

The Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection

In this wonderful two book cookbook, Ms. Brunstetter has compiled plenty of recipes that will be big hits with your family and friends. This compilation is broken down into ten chapters, each having foods that fall within a specific categor...

5 Stars

No Ordinary Owl - S.A.V.E. Squad Series, #4

This was a fun children’s story in which we follow along with four 6th graders- Esther, Vee, Sunny and Aneta – in which they have formed a group called the S.A.V.E. Squad. They go around saving injured animals and then return them to the wi...

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Green Fever - Double Trouble

In this children’s story penned by bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, we are told how Mattie and Mark Miller, twin nine-year-olds, sometimes find themselves jealous because they can’t always have what someone else has or they can’t a...

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The Tattered Quilt

Emma Yoder, a recently widowed older Amish woman, is a bit lost in how she will be able to support herself. Thankfully for her, Latham asks her hand in marriage. To make some money, Emma decides she’ll teach Englishers how to quilt by offer...

4 Stars

A Vow for Always - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga

I loved this sixth installment of The Discovery series as much as I loved each of the five previous installments. In this book, we follow along with Eddie finally being able to recall small pieces of memories from time-to-time. Unfortunatel...

5 Stars

A Revelation in Autumn - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga

This is another wonderful addition to this ongoing story of Meredith trying to adjust to being without her husband Luke in her life after his supposed death. She has a son who she named Levi Luke, after her late great-grandfather and husban...

5 Stars

The Pieces of Summer - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga

I’m really enjoying this ongoing story that Ms. Brunstetter has penned. In this fourth installment, we find Meredith getting further along in her pregnancy and she’s finding it difficult trying to do the normal things around her house becau...

5 Stars

Goodbye to Yesterday - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga, #1

In this warm and endearing Amish story, the author introduces us to Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, a young couple who has been married a little over a year and already has been dealing with some heartache. Unfortunately, Luke, who is a talent...

5 Stars

The Silence of Winter - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga, #2

In this second installment of The Discovery series, Meredith learns that Luke never made it to his uncle’s house in Indiana. She knows that something is terribly wrong when she opens the door and sees Sheriff Tyler standing there. He inform...

5 Stars

The Hope of Spring - The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga, #3

This third book of The Discovery series finds us heartbroken for Meredith Stoltzfus because she is now dealing with the day-to-day grief of not having Luke in her life anymore. With all this stress happening, she nearly loses the baby, the...

5 Stars

Veil of Pearls

"Veil of Pearls" is a story that cannot be placed in a nutshell. Revolving around the heroine, a Barbadian slave named Althea Claymore (aka Adalia Winston) and her flight, escape, and struggles in her new, ever-threatened freedom, the story...

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The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a delightful book about an Amish widow who decides to offer quilting classes in her home to supplement her meager income so that she won’t be a burden to her children. Emma Yo...

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Montana Rose - Montana Marriages, Book 1

Everybody sees Cassie Griffin as a snobby, selfish woman. That is everybody except Red Dawson who sees her as the right woman for him. I loved that Mary Connealy introduces us to a hard worker like Red and yet others see him as a simplemind...

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A Stranger's Gift - Women of Pinecraft, #1

This is a novel dealing with Mennonite and Amish issues. I enjoyed this book. However, I figure the title should read "No Man is an Island" with Milton's work included in the story as the issues are still the same: no one can exist without...

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Doctor in Petticoats - Sophie's Daughters

Alex doesn't want to be a doctor. All he wants is to hide and drink. He left practicing months ago and doesn't want it anymore. Yet Beth keeps pestering him to rise up and be a doctor again. This is something that he doesn't want to deal wi...

4 Stars

Wrangler in Petticoats - Sophie's Daughters

Sally will do anything for family including going across states to get there in time. You see her sister Mandy is having a baby and it has been a while since they last saw each other. The trip was supposed to be a quick one but one sightsee...

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Sharpshooter in Petticoats - Sophie's Daughters

Mary Connealy is back in her series but this time It's all about Mandy. We saw a little of her in the previous series titles but this time she has Tom by her side. It's been a year since her husband got killed and it seems in a way she is s...

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Love Remains - Book 1 of the Matchmakers Series

Bobby Patterson is back in Nashville on a case. Someone in the Tennessee Historic Commission is making false discoveries. He expected a lot of things with this case but never thought of meeting a woman from his past. He's never forgotten ab...

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Stand-in Groom - Brides of Bonneterre, Book 1

Anne Hawthorne is a woman in pain but she hides it good. Years ago she was prepared to marry the man of her dreams. Well at least she thought he was until he threw her away. Cliff Ballantine is a man who she swore she would never fall in lo...

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Nightshade - Discarded Heroes Series, Book 1

The War…it can change many men and women before their time. One man, Max Jacobs, not only changed his life but ruined his marriage. He knows he has no one to blame but he saw things that no man should see in his life. Coming back was...

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Lydia's Charm - An Amish Widow Starts Over in Charm, Ohio

Lydia King’s husband died a year ago and today she lost her job. She’s a single other of 4 year old Josh and has no immediate family nearby. If she soon doesn’t find work, she will not be able to pay the rent on...

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