Monday, February 1, 2016

AN AMISH YEAR by Beth Wiseman


It has been a long time since I have read a novel in which I wanted to read more books by the same author. After reading AN AMISH YEAR I can’t wait to discover more books by Beth Wiseman; I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
AN AMISH YEAR is four short stories ‘novellas’ with characters that live the simple life of faith and relationships not complicated by the superficial priorities of world. “Rooted In Love,” “A Love for Irma Rose,” “Patchwork Perfect,” and “When Christmas Comes Again” are the four short stories found in AN AMISH YEAR. The storyline in each novella read was believable and pleasant to read.
One of the reasons I stopped reading novels was because of the unnecessary sexual activity or violence presented.
AN AMISH YEAR is perfect for the weekend reader, 393 pages divided by four stories equals one story a day. Since this is my first book based on the Amish lifestyle I don’t have much to compare it with however, in the beginning of the book there is a glossary of the the Lancaster County Amish Words used in the book (not that many). AND there are some discussion questions at the end of each story- I guess this would be good if you are part of a book club. Did I mention there are some recipes in the back of the book?

One of the things I have determined in the year 2016 is to read more and watch less television if I can find more books like this I will not have a problem achieving my goal. I recommend this book. Xxx MARSHA L F RANDOLPH

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