Tag: Amish Romance

Kelly Long’s An Amish Courtship on Ice Mountain and Breaking Boundaries

One of the great joys of genre is that you know pretty much basically kinda exactly what you are going to get.  If you attend an opera, it is a safe bet that you will hear people singing arias with an orchestra.  This is usually a good thing; if you’re in the mood for a Big Mac, you’d be pretty upset if you were given a tofu burrito.

Other times, however, it can be a lot of fun when a work breaks some of the “rules” of its genre.  An Amish Courtship is such a book.  Don’t get me wrong.  It’s an Amish romance.  The characters are Amish, the problems are Amish, there is romance.  Great.  But Ms. Long gives the recipe a twist or two… Continue Reading

Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter’s THE BELOVED CHRISTMAS QUILT and Imbuing an Object With Meaning

Three generations of an Amish family.  One precious quilt.   Continue Reading

Amy Clipston’s A PLACE AT OUR TABLE and Bringing Characters Together

Kayla Dienner is a sweet young woman who works as a waitress at her family’s restaurant.  She was pretty close to a guy named Abram, but he broke up with her shortly after her firefighter brother died while on a call.  (What a jerk, right?)  Jamie is a firefighter who is sweet on Kayla.  See how his vocation is an obstacle to their relationship?  Kayla and Jamie are two great young people…will they be able to make and build a connection? Continue Reading

Amy Lillard’s THE QUILTING CIRCLE and Building a World

Have you ever loved someone who didn’t love you back in the same way?  Have you ever gotten what you wanted at the exact wrong time and wondered how you would cope?  Have you ever felt mistreated by someone you love and hoped they would come around before you take off?   Continue Reading