cover image An Amish Christmas Wedding: Four Stories

An Amish Christmas Wedding: Four Stories

Amy Clipston, et al. Zondervan, $15.99 trade paper (414p) ISBN 978-0-310-36139-8

This charming collection of Amish stories set at Christmastime follows four lovable couples through their romantic journeys. In Amy Clipston’s “Evergreen Love,” ex-fiancés Ryan and Lorene realize their breakup may have been caused by a simple miscommunication and find their way back together after five years apart. Kelly Irvin’s sentimental “A Holiday of Hope” brings together widower Henry and school teacher Leesa through a troubled, recently orphaned boy who Henry takes in and Leesa must help in school. In Kathleen Fuller’s “Wreathed in Joy,” Jakob and Mary, friends since childhood, attempt a romantic relationship with disastrous results. But after a year apart, they find their way back together again in time for the holidays. And in Vannetta Chapman’s “A Christmas Prayer,” Micah and Rachel, both in their 60s, prove it’s never too late to find love. Predictable but sweet, these four stories are ideal for Amish romance fans looking for mild, religion-heavy Christmas love stories. [em]Agents: (for Vannetta Chapman) Steve Laube, Steve Laube Agency; (for Amy Clipston and Kathleen Fuller) Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary; (for Kelly Irvin) Julie Gwinn, the Seymour Agency. (Oct.) [/em]