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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Review #2 of An Amish Cradle by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vanetta Chapman


An Amish Cradle by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vanetta Chapman 



Four great authors come together to give you some great stories about Amish couples as they are about to be blessed with a new little one.
In His Father’s Arms by Beth Wiseman

Ruth Anne and her husband are excited that she is pregnant and don't care if it's a boy or a girl.  Just so it's healthy.   They are shocked when they find out their baby has down syndrome and have to deal with a lot of new feelings.   Will their faith in God see them through?

A Son for Always by Amy Clipston

Carolyn and Joshua are anxiously waiting for the arrival of their new little one.  Carolyn though is bone tired from working all day the hotel and her feet keep swelling.   She feels that she must keep working to support her son she had when she was a teenager because he is not Joshua's.   Joshua loves her son David as his own but he is having a hard time convincing Carolyn that he will love them all like a good father should.
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A Heart Full of Love by Kathleen Fuller

Ellie and her husband are so excited to learn she is having twins but she dreads telling her parents. Her Mother seems to believe she needs to protect her all the time because she is blind.   How will she react when she finds out there are two.   Ellie is puzzled by her mother's actions when the babies are born and has to let her mother know that she will not put up with it.    It is then that the secret is revealed and she finds out what's behind her Mother's strange behavior.

An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman

Etta can't believe at 42 that she and her husband will soon be receiving an unexpected blessing.   She has so much to put in God's hands, her son David still gone from the fold, their farm finances are in the red, and the little one soon to come.

My thoughts:

These stories were such a treasure to read.   Each one spoke to my heart as I read them.  I felt for each one of the women has the each go through their trails with having a new little one.

A Son for Always reminded me of the insecurities that we can feel when pregnant.  Amy Clipston describes so well the feelings that we think we have to do it all or we are not worthy.  How quickly you can become tired and worn out.  

Don't get me wrong this book touches on both the women and men's feelings during a pregnancy.  Given that, Joshua is my favorite character in this book. His caring ways shine through as he tries to help Carolyn understand he loves both her and her son.  He's hard working,loving, not afraid to ask for guidance, and accept his responsibilities. 

This book had such great descriptions. I went up and down with the emotions as one minute it had me crying then I was basking in happiness! I also knew my way around the farmhouse, felt the warm sunshine as she hung clothes, and smelled the baked goods as they came out of the oven. A wonderful read!

You can read my first review of An Amish Cradle here.


I received this book from Netgally in exchange for my honest review.


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