Plain Everyday Heroes: An Amish Summer Collection

Plain Everyday Heroes: An Amish Summer Collection


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They come in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Sometimes they’re larger-than-life wonders who do grandiose things, but more often than not, they’re ordinary people who do something that feels extraordinary to the person they help. They’re just “Everyday Heroes.”

Playing with Fire by Laura V. Hilton

After a devastating fire, Noah Behr’s faith is buried in rubble, but time spent searching for God and the love of Arie Zimmerman might just bring the healing his heart and soul needs.

An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good

When a stranger arrives and arouses Benuel Miller’s suspicions, the blind shopkeeper doesn’t let his guard down for a minute... until Mari enters the picture. Something sinister simmers under the surface, and Benuel risks his life and hope of love to discover the truth about the stranger.

Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye

Daniel Shetler just wanted fun with his friends, but when Miriam Hostetler and her friends get in the way, a not-so-friendly rivalry begins. Things change when Miriam’s little sister goes missing, he finds himself drawn to her and her family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999145180
Publisher: Celebrate Lit Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 897,175
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Plain Everyday Heroes: An Amish Summer Collection 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Playing with Fire by Laura V. Hilton Ms. Hilton has a talent for bringing a couple close, through a kindling romance that develops into a blazing inferno of attraction. Her characters are believable and likable. This sweet romance contains a journey toward redemption to top it all off. I thoroughly enjoyed Playing With Fire! An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good A complicated mystery links Benuel and Mari in a most unusual manner. A lot transpires in this brief tale, quite impracticable, but fast paced and exciting. Entertaining, if unbelievable. Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye Mr. Nye has a talent for descriptive pictorial imaging. His writing is prose. The tale of Daniel and his friends, and the story of a little girl and her pony are sweet and detailed. I enjoyed this story of friendship and acceptance. Disclaimer: I received a gift copy of this book, and was not required to write a positive review. All expressed opinions are my own.
PinkGranny More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful collection of novellas. I enjoyed reading Playing With Fire and learning what became of Noah Behr, who first appeared Laura's book Firestorm. Arie and Noah sincerely care for each other but before they can move ahead in their relationship he needs to come to grips with his faith. Arie's family lost everything in the firestorm, yet her faith is stronger than ever. Noah is refreshing as he searches to find God and he is determined to keep searching. The resilience in this story could only be written by master story teller Laura V Hilton. If you have not read her work yet, I recommend you start now. Unlikely Hero... This is an intriguing mystery that kept me turning pages one night until I came to the end! Benuel Miller is blind but bears a special insight that enables him to read a lot into the characters of customers who enter his store. While he is not your every day hero, he quickly sizes up the situation between Mari and Frannie and knows things just don't add up. I enjoyed this novella by Rachel V Good, an author who finds the most intriguing real life subjects for her books. Racing the Slow Thomas Nye I enjoyed reading about Daniel and Libby, an unlikely friendship developed through his simple acts of kindness toward her. Libby was an engaging child who seemed to make him late when he was meeting friends for fun and games. Daniel had two identities and when the truth comes out in an all important event to help out his young friend, the results are a nice finish to a game of mistaken identity.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is a set of three wonderfully sweet Amish novellas. These made me laugh and cry. Each one was as good as the other. The first is by Laura V. Hilton called Playing with Fire. Here Noah must learn to find and trust in God again. The second book is An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good. In this book Benuel(a blind shopkeeper) helps save a family. This made me laugh and cry. The third story is Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye. This one hit close to home with Libby being diabetic like a family member. I did not want to put these stories down. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Three amazing Amish authors and three excellent Amish novellas, and you will quickly be page turning. Three different themes along with a little bit of attraction between couples. I found myself quickly consuming these reads, and enjoying each, and although each story is entirely different, and they do not relate to one another, each was a compelling look at Amish life. What a great way to spend a summer day. Enjoy! I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful collection to enjoy this summer. The three stories are Playing With Fire, An Unlikely Hero and Racing the Slow Girls. I recognized two of the authors right away and knew I was in for a treat. Noah, Benuel and Daniel are heroes in that they took a stand. They each discovered their strengths and their weaknesses in times of trouble. Have you ever took a stand even though it would cause some discomfort to you or to others? It is important to do what is right at all costs. I enjoyed the book. Each story was short but sweet. I received this free to review.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
What do a fireman, a blind man and a teenage boy have in common? They all become everyday heroes in totally different ways. Each story was so different, interesting and easy to read in one setting. Great everyday people that were fun to meet! I receive complimentary books from CelebrateLit, publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own and voluntary.
Mar-J More than 1 year ago
Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nye came together to create another beautiful inspirational collection of Amish novellas. This collection will remind individuals that ordinary people are heroes in this journey of life. Hilton penned another remarkable novella Playing With Fire that brought moments of laughter then tears in this delightful and heartfelt tale. This is a beautiful story of one’s faith to capture the attention of a struggling believer when the pain was so intense. Hot peppers, advice from a godly father, praying through and a chili cook off with a couple of entries proved that “playing with fire” was much more than being a volunteer fire fighter for Noah. The hero in this action packed story will remind readers nothing is impossible when crying out to God. Good brought an action packed tale in An Unlikely Hero. Benuel Miller blindness only made his other senses keener and astonished individuals who shopped in his store for the first time. This novella had a mystery surrounding the secondary characters that came by Benuel’s shop. His senses told him everything just wasn’t like it should be with Mari and Fannie, along with the man seeking where they had traveled to without the stranger leaking any information. A heart pounding conclusion to this tale that brought intense moments, learning to be honest, offering one’s own life to save another and a new beginning for others. This hero definitely proved God uses ordinary Plain people who are a willing vessel to be used. Racing the Slow Girls by Nye was an enjoyable and lighthearted read until the family traumatic situation arose. The boys teasing of the slow girls on bikes and their unusual surprises gave way to unpleasant remarks by the different young men and women including some unusual nicknames. Often times Daniel was late to gatherings because he stopped and helped seven year old Libby when he would discover her, doll Edna and pony Flash needing assistance. The joking was set aside when a need for assistance arose. Nye created an ending to the story on July 4th with another plain hero or maybe multiple heroes in this novella. I’ve enjoyed the different novella collections by Hilton, Good and Nye. I would like to see more in the future. I received a complimentary e-book from the publisher, Celebrate Lit. The review is my honest thoughts.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Plain Everyday Heroes by Rachel J. Good, Laura V. Hilton and Thomas Nye contains three inspirational Amish novellas. Heroes are often ordinary people who does something an individual feels is extraordinary. Playing with Fire by Laura V. Hilton is set in Mackinac County, Michigan. After a fire devastates the area, Noah Behr feels that God has rejected him and his community. When Noah takes off, he leaves behind a distraught Arie Zimmerman. Noah returns and wants nothing more than to win back the love and trust of Arie. But before he can have a future with the woman he loves, he must find his way back to God. An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good introduces us to Benuel King. Benuel runs Benuel’s secondhand store with the aid of his daughter. When a stranger comes in looking for Amish clothing, something feels off about him. His instincts are correct when the man returns asking after two woman who recently visited his establishment. Benuel was attracted to Mari, the nicer of the two women, and he does not want harm to befall her. Benuel sets off to warn Mari and her sister, but is he prepared to risk his life to keep her safe. Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye takes us to Ohio. Daniel Shetler comes to aid of young Libby and her pony. Libby and her family are new to the neighborhood. Libby states she has an older sister, Miriam that is Daniel’s age and hopes to introduce them in the future. Daniel heads off to meet his friends rush off to a young person event and along the way they encounter three girls pedaling along. As boys are prone to do, they make some comments that offend the three young women. This is the beginning of a rivalry between the two group of youngsters. What happens, though, when Libby goes missing? Can the two groups work together to find the little girl? Plain Everyday Heroes contains three lovely, faith filled Amish stories in one book. I thought they were well-written and had steady pacing throughout. There are charming characters in each book. I like the life lessons present in each story. The romance was light but present. I liked the humor present in Racing the Slow Girls and little Libby was adorable. She was the highlight of that story. In each story the main character learns something important about himself that will make him a better individual. My rating for Plain Everyday Heroes is 4 out of 5 stars. The three novellas in Plain Everyday Heroes are light, quick reads that are perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Plain Everyday Heroes is a collection of novellas by three talented authors Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nye. A great collection of novellas to read.