An Amish Reunion: Four Stories

An Amish Reunion: Four Stories

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ISBN-13: 9780310352716
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 62,132
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at AmyClipston.com; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.


Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series, as well as novellas that have been included in many bestselling collections such as An Amish Year and An Amish Garden. Visit her online at BethWiseman.com; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman; Instagram: @bethwisemanauthor.


With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com; Instagram: kfstoryteller; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.


Kelly Irvin is the bestselling author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeepers Son received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a “beautifully woven masterpiece.” The two-time Carol Award finalist is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit her online at KellyIrvin.com; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.

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An Amish Reunion: Four Stories 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Christa4 9 hours ago
An Amish Reunion is a collection of four beautiful novellas written by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin. The first novella in this collection is Their True Home by Amy Clipston. Marlene Bawell, her sister and their father recently moved back to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, but it is only temporary. Marlene would love to remain in Bird-in-Hand, but can she convince her father that it is the right decision? Marlene develops a special relationship with Rudy Swarey and would like to pursue it more. You will really enjoy this sweet story. A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman is the second novella in An Amish Reunion. A tragedy that tore apart an Amish couple is now bringing them back together. After many years can Ruth and Gideon restore the relationship they once had? This short but powerful novella will capture your heart from the very beginning. The third novella, A Chance To Remember by Kathleen Fuller is a sweet story. Cevilla Schlabach can't get around like she use to, but she keeps busy and loves living in Birch Creek, Ohio. Cevilla is very surprised when Richard, an English friend from her past, shows up unexpectedly from California. Could this elderly couple's friendship develop into anything more? The final novella is Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin. In this beautiful story, Hannah Kauffman and her eighteen-month old daughter, Evie feel the stares and the whispers even though it has been two years since Hannah gave a kneeling confession. Phillip Schwartz has been a faithful friend during these past two years, one that she could possibly see a future with. After all, he loves Evie and would make a great father. A surprise visit from Thaddeus Yoder , Evie's father is not what Hannah expected. He's ready to give a kneeling confession, make amends and be the father and husband he should have been two years ago. Can Hannah trust him or should she pursue a relationship with Phillip? You will want to read this novella to find out the rest of Hannah's story...a beautiful ending to this great collection of stories. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the author and publisher and have given my honest opinion.
Sue1 1 days ago
How lucky can a person get? Four fantastic Amish stories by four bestselling authors all in one book! An Amish Reunion makes perfect vacation reading, bedtime reading, or anytime reading. I was so glad to catch up with Hannah Kauffman from Kelly Irvin’s Every Amish Season Series. At age eighteen, Hannah made a terrible mistake. Her family and community forgave her, but she continues to bear the shame as she raises her daughter, Evie, alone. When Evie’s father, Thaddeus, returns to seek forgiveness and acceptance back into the community, Hannah must decide if she can trust him again of if Phillip, who has stood by her for the past two years, would be a better choice. Can an elderly matchmaker find a match of her own? In Kathleen Fuller’s A Chance To Remember, Cevilla shares memories of the past with Richard, an acquaintance from her former English life. Will they simply remain friends or, at this point in their lives, will a shared past morph into a shared future? In Amy Clipston’s Their True Home, Marlene’s life has been topsy turvy since her mother’s death. Back in her hometown after ten years away, she begins working in the hardware store owned by the father of Rudy, the boy she had a secret crush on years ago. Dare she hope for more than friendship between them as they get to know one another again or will another sudden turn of events crush her hopes? Ruth and Gideon Beiler experienced every parent’s nightmare in Beth Wiseman’s A Reunion of Hearts. Their grief has driven them from each other, their families, and their faith. Unknown to each other, they both return to their home town for a family reunion,. When they meet, will they be able to relinquish their grief and forge a new relationship or have time and tragedy created a permanent barrier? If you’ve ever read books by these talented authors, you will find their novellas every bit as compelling and touching as their full-length novels. You will laugh and cry with the characters and hope for their “happily ever after.” Once you begin reading, you will need to continue until the very end. Thank you Kelly, Kathleen, Amy, and Beth for such wonderful stories!
sgreene01 2 days ago
This is a book of four novellas written by beloved Amish writers Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. Each novella touches on a reunion that leaves the characters wondering if the past occurrences in their relationships can be resolved. Will they be able to bring reconciliation, love, forgiveness and permanent reuniting to these relationships? We see how each one works toward that goal and how lives are changed. I really enjoyed each book and would have loved for each one to be a full-length novel. I highly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
T_Berry 3 days ago
An Amish Reunion is comprised of four individual short stories by authors Amy Clipston, Beth Wise, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin. The first story, titled "Their True Home" tells the story of the Bawell family and focuses on the eldest daughter, Marlene. The family has just moved back to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania after spending a decade in Shipshewana, Indiana. The family had moved to Indiana after the death of Marlene's mother. Marlene's father views the move back to Pennsylvania to be temporary; however, he doesn't count on Marlene falling for her boss' son, Rudy. While Marlene does not know if the feelings are mutual, she wants to stay in Pennsylvania and is unpleasantly surprised when her father receives a job offer back in Indiana. In a "Reunion of Hearts", by Beth Wiseman, we meet Ruth Beiler who has returned to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a a family reunion. After leaving the Old Order Amish community after the death of her child and subsequent separation from her husband, five years earlier, Ruth does not know what to expect when she returns. To her delight, the family welcomes her back with open arms. Ruth discovers her estranged husband is back in town as well to tie up some loose ends of their past life together. He is ready to move forward with his life but the feelings when confronted with each other are making them both reconsider if permanently separating would be a good thing after all. The third novella is by Kathleen Fuller and titled "A Chance to Remember." This delightful and heartwarming story finds elderly Cevilla Schlabach suddenly in the company of a friend from her younger days, Richard. When Cevilla returned to her Amish life she had lost touch with Richard, who had married and had a family. Now, a widower, he had sought out his old friend Cevilla, whom he had secretly had a crush on, before she left for Amish country. With the help of his granddaughter, Richard arrives in Ohio to meet up with his old friend and finds he is just as interested in her now as he had been decades earlier. The final story is titled "Mended Hearts" by Kelly Irvin. Young Hannah Kauffman is raising a young daughter, with the help of her great grandparents, after her former boyfriend abandoned her upon learning she was pregnant with his child. It has been two years since he fled to leave her to face their conservative Amish community on her own. While she endured the bann and was later forgiven, she still feels the sting of being judged and whispered about within the community. Hannah is shocked when her ex-boyfriend, Thaddeus, returns and claims to be a changed man. He wants her and his daughter to be a family with him. Meanwhile, Hannah has been pursued by another young man, Phillip, who loves both her young daughter and herself. She has to decide which way her heart is pulling her and choose between the man who caused her so much heart ache and the steady man she feels only friendship for.
wfnren 3 days ago
These stories tug at your heartstrings! I am so glad I got this book. It was wonderful being able to read a continuation to a couple of series I have read, one by Amy Clipston's Amish Homestead series and Kelly Irvin's Every Amish Season series. I had most recently read the latest book in Kelly's series and really enjoyed finding out what happened to Hannah. Beth Wiseman's story tore my heart apart, what a hard thing for Ruth and Gideon to endure. And Kathleens story was quite different and touching. This whole book was amazing, the authors did a wonderful job of filling you with emotional feelings, you can't put the book down. A definite five star book!!! I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
armom 5 days ago
Their True Home: Marlene, along with her widower father and sister, move back to Bird-in-Hand after ten years, following the loss of her father's job in Indiana. They are living with family, who has also given her father a job. Unlike her father, Marlene is delighted to back in Bird-in-Hand as this is where her fondest of her mother are, and where she feels closest to her. Marlene obtains a job in the local hardware store planning on contributing her earnings to her daad's in hopes that he will be able to rent a home for them and remain in Bird-in-Hand. Rudy works in the store, also, as his father owns it. He and Hannah begin having lunch together and becoming close. Will Hannah's dream to remain in Bird-in-Hand come true? Is there love also there for her? A must read. A Reunion of Hearts: Ruth and Gideon Beiler were once deeply in love until tragedy tore them apart in their grief of losing their only child. Angry, bitter and cutting words took the place of loving thoughts and words toward each other. Finally, Ruth left town feeling she couldn't take any more. Later, Gideon also left. Still married, but not speaking or living together anymore. Five years later, both are invited back for a family reunion. Both go, each sure the other will not attend. Big surprise! Is there a second chance at love for them? Will they divorce? You'll have to read to find out! A Chance to Remember: Cevilla, now in her 80's is known as the matchmaker, as she has set many couples up who are now happily married. Richard, a friend (Englisch at that) unexpectedly shows up at Cevilla's door. It seems Richard had feelings for Cevilla so so long ago. Feelings she was never aware of. Is Cevilla too old for love? Is there an age limit on falling in love? Wonderful story! Mended Hearts: Hannah, believing herself to be deeply in love with Thaddeus, committed an act with him that left her with child, shamed, and humiliated. Thaddeus took the coward's way out by leaving town. Hannah endured the bann, bending the knee and confessing before the Church, and the shame she feels from everyone. But, there is no mistaking her love for her daughter, Evie. Hannah works hard in a restaurant where her friend, Phillip has been frequenting. Hannah knows he loves Evie, but does he also love her? Can she trust herself to know what love is? She was so sure Thaddeus loved her two years ago. What a surprise when Thaddeus walks in the restaurant unannounced! He says he's sorry and wants a life with Hannah and wants to meet his daughter. Hannah is so angry, but...what are these other feelings? Can she trust him? Can she trust herself and her feelings? An endearing story. I had such great empathy for Hannah. I was given a copy of this to read by the publisher, Zondervan and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
KayleesKindofWrites 6 days ago
My Review: Rating and Recommendation: 3 stars, and recommended for 13 up. My Thoughts on Their True Home by Amy Clipston: This was a cute opening to this collection of Amish stories. I loved the characters and their story. Having read Amy Clipstion’s books before I knew I would enjoy this one . . . and I did though it may now be my favorite of her Amish books! *wishes it was longer* And that cover is so beautiful! If you like Amish books you need to check this one out. A plus was that it wasn’t too over the top with the characters not wanting to admit that they aren’t good together though they do protest loving each other – of course. My Thoughts on A Reunion of Hearts by Beth Wiseman Wow, I’ve never read an Amish book like this and I’m not sure if I liked it or not . . . I didn’t care for the theme of divorce. I liked the story otherwise and Becky was super cute! I loved the ending and the beginning was okay. I’m just going to say that it was the oddest Amish book I’ve ever read and yet it was a slightly enjoyable book. If I hadn’t read books by the author I would have assumed that the author knew nothing about Amish but I know she does know a good bit from other books and Beth Wiseman seems to take an overdone Amish story and turn it into a new idea. My Thoughts on A Chance to Remember by Kathleen Fuller Awwwwwwwwww! This one was really sweet and adorable, with an older couple and a granddaughter. Characters may or may not have gotten lost a time or two but . . . I’m not saying they did. I was surprised that a relationship was even considered since Richard isn’t Amish . . . I feel that it was slightly unrealistic even if sweet. My Thoughts on Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin I haven’t read the last story in the collection yet but may at a later date. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program as well as NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
GingerS219 7 days ago
When I started this book, I didn't realize it was four in one. What a boon. I'm not a regular reader of three of the four authors, but I enjoyed all four novellas. I don't know if they were continued from a series for each writer or not, but I was not lost in any of the stories. Each one stood alone and I didn't have to guess what was going on. Loved each of them. I received this book from the authors/publisher for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.
LucyMR1 7 days ago
My opinion is this is the best Amish Novella Collection I have read. What a great list of authors that should have you running to buy. This is an A-list collaboration. Amy Clipston starts us off with Their True Home. Who says you can’t go home again after 10 years. This story captures your heart and you will admire Marlene’s strength. Beth Wiseman will draw you into A Reunion Of Hearts. You will definitely need tissues for this amazing read by a must read author. You will be transported into the story of Ruth and Gideon as they walk the road of grief. Facing the difficult things helps us to grow and find healing. This is a must read. Kathleen Fuller pens A Chance To Remember and has me in my happy place reading about one of my favorite characters, Cevilla Schlabach. What a wonderful twist having an English man from her past visit. This is a rewarding read. Happy dancing. Mended Hearts by Kelly Irvin shows how finding forgiveness and acceptance after poor choices can be a long road, but repentance and redemption eventually comes if we have the perseverance to endure. Each story is a stand-alone but they share the theme of a reunion of some sort. You will be enthralled with this one. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
vics49548 8 days ago
Each time I read novellas by these four authors I’m amazed how they can tell such a complete, compelling story in such a short time frame. And they’ve done it once again. Instead of leaving a review for each story, let me say that they are all incredible. I love the characters, I love the settings. I love everything about these stories. You’ll see old friends again and meet new friends. Riveting story lines will keep you turning the pages to see what’s next. As always, it’s refreshing to read about people who take life slower than we do, who understand the importance of God and family, and who are not perfect. The romances are clean and suitable for even the teenage reader. I highly recommend An Amish Reunion! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
KrisAnderson_TAR 14 days ago
An Amish Reunion contains four heartwarming and appealing stories. I found them to be well-written with steady pacing. All four stories contain relatable characters and situations. They deal with grief, heartbreak, self-doubt, loss of faith, and trust issues. Grief affects each one of us differently. As one of the characters said in Reunion of the Hearts “people say all kinds of things when they are grieving”. People say things they do not mean and later regret. We get to see how it affected our characters and changed their lives. I enjoyed getting the stories on characters I have come to know and love from these authors series. Cevilla is known for playing matchmaker and now the tables are turned. Hannah was shunned for her disobedience, but while she has been forgiven, no one has forgotten. I have wanted to know what happened to Hannah after her shunning (and now I do). One of the phrases I appreciated from this novella was “it is never too late to right a wrong”. The Christian elements are woven throughout each story. We see the importance of faith and prayer in one’s life. Amy Clipston’s Their True Home was an engaging story. I am drawn in immediately, read too quickly and am sorry when the story ends (best kind of books). My favorite story was A Chance to Remember featuring Cevilla. It was such a sweet story that reminds us it is never too late to reconnect with a friend or to find love. My favorite phrase from that story is from Cevilla “I always put my trust in God and always will”. One expression that is especially meaningful is “love is a home where your heart can live forever”. There are discussion questions after each novella. I delighted in reading these four heartfelt and impactful Amish novellas.
KaileyBechtel 14 days ago
I love these collections! I really enjoy getting to read a little bit from different authors that I might not have read before. Each story was unique and original. I especially enjoyed Amy Clipston’s story. I really enjoy stories about forgiveness. This makes me want to check out all of these authors! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
LizD1 14 days ago
An Amish Reunion : Four Stories By: Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin An Amish Reunion is about four Amish authors writing Amish stories about reuniting with those you love. Their True Home By: Amy Clipston This is a story about Marlene and her dedication to her family. Will she ever have a home and love? I really loved this story. A Reunion of Hearts By: Beth Wiseman A Couple is faced with a tragic event in their lives that you don’t hear about much in the Amish. Will their love overcome everything else? Do they have a future together? I really enjoyed this story very much. A Chance To Remember By: Kathleen Fuller This story was so sweet. Is second chances real ? Can they happen when you are older. Mended Hearts By: Kelly Irvin Forgiveness and second chances. Another story that you don’t hear much about in the Amish. Will there be a second chance? Loved this story and felt so sorry for Hannah. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Librarycataloger 14 days ago
"It may be hard for you to see right now, but God has a plan for you. Scripture promises He takes everything and makes it work for your good. You can count on Him." (p.290) Mended Hearts These words were penned by Kelly Irvin but they could apply to all of the stories found in An Amish Reunion. This new book is a collection of four novellas that focus on relationships that appear to be damaged beyond repair. The characters are of varioius ages and the circumstances are all different but each story allows us to see these Amish people during their weakest moments. Their True Home promises us that we can go home again; A Reunion of Hearts shows us that our greatest hurts and our deepest sorrows can be healed; A Chance to Remember suggests that love and companionship is possible during our golden years; and Mended Hearts teaches us that love and forgiveness is often the cure for our deepest hurts. Each of these stories offers the assurance that nothing is impossible! Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin are all talented authors in their own right but their combined talents have produced an enjoyable collection. I recommend An Amish Reunion for anyone who likes Amish stories and Christian fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book and I voluntarily chose to share this review.
MaureenST 14 days ago
A book that read like M&M’s, you can’t read just one and leave, they draw you in so that you don’t want to leave, and keep on page turning. Each story offers something different, but all take place within an Amish community, and bring smiles and tears. With one I was reading a conclusion to a story I had been following and loved being back with old friends. Four novellas by four of my favorite authors and life is fun, and each of these offer a different read, and a different age group of characters, and I highly recommend them! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
MelissaGH 22 days ago
Four novellas filled with an abundance of faith, forgiveness, trust, love and family dedication. Each story shows lessons learned from life experiences. While reading each one, I felt as if I was right there with the characters and experiencing their emotions. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required.
Soupersally 25 days ago
An Amish Reunion is four stories that are all heart-warming. I liked them all because they are dedicated to family values, discovery of self and others, faith, trusting themselves and others. There is a bit of clean, wholesome romance in each novella. Amish stories are fun to read for me even though I've studied the Amish way of life, values, traditions and their faith, for several years, and I always seem to learn something from every book. I respect their lifestyle and family values which is sorely needed in our American society but we do not want to give up our cars and electricity, me included! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it highly! I was given a complimentary copy and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.