Four book novella collection by Beth Wiseman.
Four book novella collection by Beth Wiseman.
The Gift of Sisters
Hannah and Elizabeth are fraternal twins approaching their sixteenth birthday—a time when they will be allowed to spread their wings and enjoy their rumschpringe. The sisters couldn’t be more different: Hannah is outgoing and beautiful, while Elizabeth is shy and withdrawn. And when newcomer Abraham Stoltzfus arrives in Lancaster County, both women fall head over heels for him, each fighting for his affections in their own ways and driving the sisters to turn on each other. Who will Abraham choose? And will Hannah and Elizabeth reunite after a devastating heartbreak?
A New Beginning
Rebecca and Noah are in love and about to be baptized. But when Noah decides to enjoy one last night of his rumschpringe a few weeks before the ceremony, he does something that causes Rebecca to reconsider his proposal. As Rebecca and Noah navigate the turn in their relationship, Rebecca must learn to forgive Noah or abandon her dreams of marrying him. If Noah won’t forgive himself in time for the baptism, his guilt could cause him to run from his love for Rebecca and leave his community behind.
A Perfect Plan (previously published in An Amish Wedding)
Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester pops the question on Priscilla’s nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. But everything begins to fall apart as Chester works to build a house for his new bride, only to have one disaster after another occur. Can true love take this couple through the challenges that threaten their union, or will they begin to doubt that they are on the right path, the one God has chosen for them?
A Christmas Miracle
Mary is twenty-seven years old and already has five young children. Married to her husband at age eighteen, she wasn’t quite prepared for motherhood, and exhaustion and frustration are sending her into a downhill spiral as the holidays approach. Too proud and ashamed to ask for help, Mary’s situation begins to take a toll on her marriage. But when an elderly man in a red suit and his sidekick elf befriend Mary, showering her with wisdom and advice, she must choose to accept help, learn to cope with her situation, and ultimately find the true meaning of Christmas.
Three young couples and one exhausted young mother head this quartet of celebration-themed novellas. In “The Gift of Sisters,” twins Hannah and Elizabeth excitedly await their 16th birthday and rumschpringe. When they both fall for newcomer Abraham Stoltzfus, heartbreak may be the only solution to the ensuing acrimony and nasty behavior. In “A New Beginning,” Noah and Rebecca are about to be baptized and then engaged. But Noah decides he needs time to enjoy his rumschpringe, causing Rebecca to reconsider his proposal. Priscilla King and Chester Lapp, the protagonists of “A Perfect Plan,” find their wedding plans continually thwarted, causing them to question whether they are doing God’s will. “A Christmas Miracle” follows 27-year-old Mary and her five children. Overwhelmed with holiday responsibilities, she is more grinch than Santa until a run-in with a holiday elf changes her thoughts about Christmas. VERDICT Wiseman’s (Amish Secrets) collection of timeless stories of love and loss among the Plain People will delight fans of the author’s heartfelt story lines and flowing prose. – Library Journal
Bestselling author Beth Wiseman collects four novellas in her new book, “Amish Celebrations.”
In “The Gift of Sisters,” twins Hannah and Elizabeth are both vying for the attention of the same boy, newcomer Abraham. Will their fledging romances tell their relationship apart?
In “A New Beginning,” Rebecca and Noah are preparing for their wedding when he makes a decision to celebrate his last night of freedom in a way that makes Rebecca question their whole relationship. Will the wedding take place or is their relationship doomed?
In “A Perfect Plan” Priscilla is thrilled when the boy she’s dreamed of all her life, Chester, asks her to marry him. But while trying to build a special house for her, everything goes wrong. Will they make it to their wedding or are all of the disasters signs they shouldn’t be together?
In “A Christmas Miracle” Mary is finding it hard to balance her life with 5 young kids. When an elderly man seizes on the chance to play Santa for her, will her dreams come true?
These are all warm, uplifting stories that will be throughly enjoyed by fans of the genre. – The Parkersburg News and Sentinel