Sundays in Fredericksburgby Lynette Sowell, Eileen Key, Connie Stevens, Marjorie Vawter
Come on down to Fredericksburg, Texas, where four generations of couples encounter romance in Sunday Houses. Having become a schoolteacher to avoid marriage, Amelia Bachman finds her resolve crumbling before a smitten carpenter. Determined not to fall in love, Mildred Zimmermann carefully nurses an army medic crippled in love and war. Somewhat of a homebody, Trudy
Come on down to Fredericksburg, Texas, where four generations of couples encounter romance in Sunday Houses. Having become a schoolteacher to avoid marriage, Amelia Bachman finds her resolve crumbling before a smitten carpenter. Determined not to fall in love, Mildred Zimmermann carefully nurses an army medic crippled in love and war. Somewhat of a homebody, Trudy Meier isn’t sure she has the courage to love a roving reporter. Gwendolyn’s beautiful wildflower field is threatened by a geologist’s search for knowledge. Will these four women risk their hearts for the love a stranger?
I love these little series of books all in one. This one is four generations of school teachers who come to find love in Fredericksburg. It is little love stories that delight the heart and remind you of the goodness of God. Perfect for reading by the pool on vacation.
Each story was short and sweet. I enjoyed learning about some of the German history and their community, as well as learning about Sunday Houses and what they were.
Meet the Author
Lynette Sowell is an award-winning author with New England roots, but she makes her home in Central Texas with her husband and a herd of five cats. When she’s not writing, she edits medical reports and chases down stories for the local newspaper.
Eileen Key retired after teaching school for thirty years. She is a freelance writer and editor, with two mysteries and seven novellas published. Mother of three, grandmother of five, Eileen resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Connie Stevens lives with her husband of forty-plus years in north Georgia, within sight of her beloved mountains. She and her husband are both active in a variety of ministries at their church. A lifelong reader, Connie began creating stories by the time she was ten. Her office manager and writing muse is a cat, but she’s never more than a phone call or email away from her critique partners. She enjoys gardening and quilting, but one of her favorite pastimes is browsing antique shops where story ideas often take root in her imagination. Connie has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since 2000.
Marjorie Vawter is a full-time freelance editor and writer. She is the author of many published devotionals, several devotional books, articles, and book reviews, plus three novellas and a full-length nonfiction book. As the assistant to the conference director for the Colorado and Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conferences, Marjorie has the opportunity to work with publishers, editors, agents, and publicity directors, as well as other writers. Mom to two adult children and a daughter-in-love and Grandma to one granddaughter (and a grandson due in May!), Marjorie recently moved back to Colorado and lives with her husband, Roger, and cat, Sinatra, in the Denver metro-area. You may visit her at www.marjorievawter.com
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This book covers 4 different generations of the same family and revolves around a "Sunday house" in Fredericksburg, Texas. I liked all 4 stories, and the characters were great. I love collections like this and would recommend this book.
SUNDAYS IN FREDERICKSBURG by EILEEN KEY,LYNETTE SOWELL,CONNIE STEVENS AND MAGGIE VAWTER is an interesting inspirational Historical Romance set in Texas. Part of the "Romancing America" series. "Sundays in Fredericksburg" is a 4-in-1 collection that follows several generations of families living in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is written by four very distinct authors, with four very distinctive writing styles that blends together an amazing story told through four different time periods. Generation of family stories that evolves around Sunday dinners in Fredericksburg, Texas, a German community. With engaging characters and an interesting storyline, you do not want to miss this tale of love, faith,and romance. A very interesting story indeed! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Sundays in Fredericksburg is a 4-in-1 collection that follows several generations of families living in Fredericksburg, Texas. We read these stories through the perspective of four different women from four different time periods. These stories revolve around the Sunday Houses that German communities often used. Our first story follows Amelia and Hank. Amelia has arrived in Fredericksburg to teach at the new school. When three orphans, unwanted by their uncle, come to school, Amelia falls in love with them. Hank also cares about these children and Amelia and Hank must find a way for these children to be provided for. The second story takes place after the end of World War I. Coming home from being a nurse, Mildred is quickly put back into nursing when the community is struck with influenza. Nelson, an out of town doctor, has come to help the town doctor. Mildred and Nelson work together to stop this epidemic, but when one of them gets sick, the other doesn’t hesitate to help them to return to health. The third story takes place after the end of World War II. Trudy loves taking photographs and longs to explore the world. When Bradley, an out-of-town journalist arrives, Trudy allows him to rent their Sunday House as he works on his journaling. As they begin spending more time together, Trudy finds herself drawn to Bradley. But is it Bradley or the idea of traveling the world that intrigues her the most? In the fourth story, we are in the present day. Gwen is working in her aunt’s antique store and Clay is in town for a class credit assignment. Both of them are staying in Sunday Houses and they enjoy spending time together. Each story was short and sweet. I enjoyed learning about some of the German history and their community, as well as learning about Sunday Houses and what they were. While I enjoyed the stories, I just didn’t like how everything happened so fast. I realize that these are each novellas, but I still felt like there was not a lot of development and for me, to really enjoy a book, I need more development. However, this was still an enjoyable book and each story was fun to read. I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions stated are my own.
Enjoyable This book contains four stories that take place in Fredericksburg, Texas and spans from the 1800’s to present day. Back in the 1800’s they had what was called Sunday houses and farmers who lived many miles out of town would own a small weekend house so that they could come into town for Church each week. The Sunday homes serve as the back drop for the stories and follow a few families through out the years. What I liked: I liked how this book started with historical stories and worked towards the present and for the most part followed some of the characters from earlier stories. I like when they do this as it makes the short stories feel more like one book and its easier to get into each story when they share some details. What I did not like: The last two stories where okay but I did not enjoy them as much as the first too. Over all this as an enjoyable book and a solid add to the Romancing America series.