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Posted April 1, 2013
I read this collection quickly at the beginning not sure if I was going to like it. I had a hard time at first following the characters. I have read a lot of Amish based books as I really like them but this is the first that I have read where the characters were so concerned with beauty. And so disrespectful of their parents, this is something the Amish doesn't do.
I enjoyed the book but I didn't really feel as if I was reading about Amish families.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.
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Posted September 12, 2013
Over all I think these books were okay. They were a little shorter that I would have cared for and repeated a lot of things. One thing I eould like to point out is that amish do not kiss at weddings or even have rings. They do not wear jewlery at all. I did notlikr the fact that she had them to speak like englishers. They did not speak pennslyvanian(?) Dutch at all like they do in reality. Overall I was not majorly impresed by these books..Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2013
Hannah Bieler has married and her siblings are looking toward their marriage prospects in Chasing Heaven Amish Romance Boxed Set by Becca Fisher. Each sibling has problems in their love lives. Grace is picky and refuses an arranged marriage. Elizabeth thought she had her man when he finally admits he found someone else. Clara is not sure she wants to stay in the community or leave for the English world. William is looking at Englisher girls but is searching for who he is and what he wants.
This is a four story set consisting of Chasing Heaven, Lord Willing, Waiting on a Prayer, and Leap of Faith. Each story picks up where the last left off. They need to be read in order.
I liked the characters. I also enjoyed how the story was done in vignettes with one the Bieler family as the focus of the vignette. I liked knowing the thoughts of each person as they went through their lives trying to discover love and the right way for him/herself. It was not easy. I particularly enjoyed that the parents and grandparents were included in the story and the vignettes. I especially liked Mariam and Daniel Bieler, the parents who let their love for each other show while worrying about their children and Mariam’s parents. That was a nice touch.
On the down side was the lack of proofreading. There was a loss of continuity of ages and names that pulled me out of the story often. That is regrettable as Chasing Heaven Amish Romance Boxed Set is a good read with good, realistic characters. They deserve better.
Posted June 11, 2013
a joy to read... i like how it took something that is so simple and gave it color. the characters were fun and themselves. i was given the book because i love the new amish series on tv and thought this book was a fun book. i thought it was great and look forward of more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2013
Although I loved the series, I can only give this a 3 star review. The writing was rather simplistic and the romance part of it, even being Amish, was superficial at best. I would have also liked to have learned a little bit about the Amish way of life integrated into the story. There were a few editing errors and names were mixed up at times (referring to the same man by 2 different names within a paragraph.) Not something I would recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.