Amy Clipston: Amish Sweethearts



Amish Sweethearts is a great compilation of four well written tales by fabulous author Amy Clipston This is a perfect place to start for someone who has never read this solid author and wants to see what the genre is like A very njoyable read Reviewed at The Power of Words Sweethearts is heartwarming and sweet incorporating verything that I love about Amy Clipston s stories Novellas aren t known for character depth but Amy somehow always manages to accomplish this In the Amish Sweethearts collection she has created narratives that ngage the Uncommon Wisdom emotions from the first page and reflect a relevancy beyond the Amish setting Each story thoroughlyntertains and is well grounded in faith at the same time All are moving readsA Home for Lindsay Matthew doesn t handle things very well when all that he has hoped for and worked toward in being able to provide for Lindsay seems to be falling apart and I really wanted to shake some sense into him What a personal message this story carries when it comes to pride communicating and working as a team and also discerning God s guidance Love and Buggy Rides Jonathan and Janie s story looks at interesting themes of Amish life such as their way of non involvement in legal matters and obedience to parents vs what s best for someone A really good story that made me thinkWhere the Heart Is The now repentant Tobias played a troubling part in Summer Storms from the Amish Summer collection and I ve longed for his redemptive story Unseen City ever since so this has to be my favorite of the collection To see his humbleness uncertainty about his place in the family and willingness to make a public confession before the church s baptized members was spellbinding I also loved the growing closeness between Tobias and his father Excellent storyLove Birds Ellie and Lloyd s story in light of the previous death of Ellie s brother is sweet and moving as well I haven t uite finished reading this one and will update upon completionI received a copy of this book from the author The opinionsxpressed in this review are Art entirely my own Rather than review the book as a whole I will review the individual stories belowLove and Buggy Rides previously published in An Amish HarvestThis one was amazing It really kept me interested wanting to know about the community I loved Jonathan and Jamie I reallynjoyed watching their romance blossom and how Jamie took a chance and did what was right This was a wonderfully cute and sweet story and God Is in the Crowd exactly what I needed 5 starsA Home for LindsayThis story was the whole reason I picked up this book I thought it was great to catch up with the Kauffman family and loved the fact that it was a continuation of Lindsay s story from A Season of Love I thought that Matthew was a complete idiot for not sharing his problemsburden with anyone I get not sharing them with Lindsay that s part of the Amish way but there were others willing to help and he kept refusing it That dragged it down for me a bit However we did get an update on Lindsay s sister Jessica so that was another loose thread finally tied off 35 starsWhere the Heart IsI reallynjoyed this story It had flawed characters that made them believable for me It was a really sweet romance and I found myself rooting for the co. Love is in the air in these four sweet romances Love and Buggy Rides  previously published in An Amish HarvestJanie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret and lead them to a life together A Home for Lindsay From Amy Clipston’s beloved Kauffman Amish Bakery series comes Lindsay Bedford’s story Lindsay is happily looking forward to the day she becomes.

Ncluding a dumb A buggy accident remembering it up to semi detailed An attempted robbery a gun is aimed Mentions of blood injuries barely above not detailed A couple mentions of Halloween Sexual Content a not detailed kiss and a semi detailed kiss Touches Embraces Nearness barely above not detailed Wanting to kiss touch Noticing Smelling Mentions of a romantic buggy ride Mentions of dating heartbreak relationships A couple mentions of jealousy Love falling in love the Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard emotions Janie Lantz age 20 Jonathan Stoltfuz age 29 POV switches between them 100 ish pagesPre Teens One StarNew Teens Two StarsEarly High School Teens Three StarsOlder High School Teens Four StarsMy personal Rating Four Stars A Home for Lindsay by Amy ClipstonAbout this book From Amy Clipston s beloved Kauffman Amish Bakery series comes Lindsay Bedford s story Lindsay is happily looking forward to the day she becomes Matthew Glick s wife and isxcited for the plans he has for the house he will build her So when Matthew suddenly calls off the wedding she is blindsided She knows there is to the story than what he is telling her but will he open up and let her in on his own heartbreak Spiritual Content Prayers Church going Talks about God His will Mentions of God His will Mentions of prayers praying blessings over food Mentions of churches church going services hymns Mentions of faiths A couple mentions of blessings being blessed A mention of the Christian thing to do A mention of a Christian novel Negative Content Mentions of debts Mentions of Matthew s father who abandon his family Sexual Content a cheek kiss and two semi detailed kisses Touches Embraces barely above not detailed Some noticing Mentions of dating girlfriends boyfriends breakups A few mentions of falling and being in love A mention of a cheek kiss Love being in love the The Matriarchs (The Family emotions Lindsay Bedford age 19 Matthew Glick age 20 POV switches between them 100 ish pagesPre Teens One StarNew Teens One StarEarly High School Teens Two StarsOlder High School Teens Three Stars and a halfMy personal Rating Three Stars and a half Where the Heart Is by Amy ClipstonAbout this book Tobias Smucker is back home and it s no secret he and his father are still not on the best of terms But what is surprising is that his little sister s best friend Mariella has been harboring her own secret feelings for Tobias With her help he begins to unravel a family mystery and learns thatveryone has their own hidden depths including his father Spiritual Content Church going Prayers A few mentions of God H s are not capital when referring to God Mentions of God His plan Mentions of prayers praying blessings over food Mentions of churches church going services sermons hymns a bishop Mentions of sins confessing Mentions of blessings being blessed Mentions of the Amish church beliefs A few mentions of thanking God A few mentions of youth groups A couple mentions of faiths A couple mentions of Amish books Negative Content Mentions of alcohol drinking former alcoholicsdrunks including Tobias getting help rehab A few mentions of an accident death A couple mentions of lies lying Note A mention of a car brand Sexual Content two semi detailed kisses Touches Warmth Sparks barely above not detailed Noticing barely abo. Including his father Love Birds  previously published in An Amish MarketWhile Ellie Lapp and her mother are still mourning the loss of her brother Seth Ellie starts working at one of the gift shops in town Seth’s friend Lloyd is talented at carving wooden birds but his father disapproves and xpects him to take over the family farm someday Ellie sees the beauty in Lloyd’s creations and insists Lloyd sell the birds in the gift shop where she works As Ellie and Lloyd spend time together they begin to develop feelings for one another but she accidentally betrays his trust Will she lose any hope of a future with him.

Uple often I liked how it touched on some hard subjects like alcoholism in the Amish Community and seeking forgiveness I only wished it was a longer story 4 starsLove Birds previously published in An Amish MarketI had a hard time njoying this one It felt like the shortest of the four thankfully but it was very stilted There was no real courtship happening When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) even by Amish definition They just seemed to fall into being a couple The views about the crafting felt odd and forced to me and there was too much made about the betrayal Goodnough to pass the time but not the author s best story 3 stars Amish SweetheartsBy Amy ClipstonAmish sweethearts is made up of four wonderful stories by Amy clipstonLove and Buggy RidesBy Amy ClipstonLoved this short Novella on love and healing Janie meets Jonathan after a bad accident happens while Jonathan is driving a buggy of tourist Who is the fault of the accident What will this do to Jonathan Jamie and Jonathan gets to be friends but there is one thing that is bothering Jamie Jonathan is trying to get over a broken heart and does not need another oneA Home For Lindsay By Amy ClipstonLindsay is waiting till her and Matthews can be married Matthews calls off the wedding and Lindsay is heart broken This story brought tears to my No Biggy! eyes and I felt so sorry for Lindsaylove the story and the characters both were so realWhere The Heart isBy Amy ClipstonLove this story and the characters were well developed and lifelike Tobias Returns home from anxtended stay in Florida Will his family and the community welcome him back What about his dad This story brought tears to my Crush It! eyesLove BirdsBy Amy Clipston Amy Clipston continues the story of Ellie Lapp her mother and Lloyd who was Seth s friend Ellie and her mother are struggling after the death of Seth This is a sweet love story about trust betrayal and forgiveness Ellie has loved Lloyd since she was a very young girl Lloyd thinks Ellie has betrayed him Can hever trust or be friends with her again I love the story and the characters both were Attracting Birds to Your Backyard easy to follow I felt sorry for Ellie and Lloyd At times I felt tears gathering in myyes and caught myself saying NO NO I highly recommend Love Birds I am sure you will love it as I did Amy Clipston did not disappoint me I was given a complimentary copy of this book by NetGalley but was not told that I had to give a positive review About this book Love is in the air in these four sweet romances Love and Buggy Rides by Amy ClipstonAbout this book Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret and lead them to a life together Spiritual Content A couple Prayers Talks about God His will A couple mentions of Scripture verses Mentions of prayers blessings over food thanking God Mentions of church services A few mentions of Amish beliefs A couple mentions of faiths A couple mentions of blessings A couple mentions of sins A couple mentions of youth groups A mention of a miracle A mention of a devotional Negative Content Minor cussing Matthew Glick’s wife and is Deep Listening excited for the plans he has for the house he will build her So when Matthew suddenly calls off the wedding she is blindsided She knows there is to the story than what he is telling her but will he open up and let her in on his own heartbreak Where the Heart Is Tobias Smucker is back home and it’s no secret he and his father are still not on the best of terms But what is surprising is that his little sister’s best friend Mariella has been harboring her own secret feelings for Tobias With her help he begins to unravel a family mystery and learns thatveryone has their own hidden depths.

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