Monthly Archives: November 2016

A wonderful read!


Kathleen Fuller gives us a story of grief, pain, recovery, hope, love, and learning to listen and trust God.

Two families have absent fathers.  Bishop Troyer left for selfish reasons. Bartholomew Beiler left to protect his family.  Both wives wait and hope their husbands will come back to them and their children.  One does..which one?

Solomon Troyer, the bishop’s son, had a troubled past.  His father had put him under the Bann.  He came back to God and confessed his sins to the community.  He still didn’t feel good enough.

Abigail Shrock had lost so much.  Her parents were killed in the buggy accident that sent her younger sister Joanna to the hospital.  Her older sister Sadie was married now and Joanna would be shortly.  Abigail thought she would to only to have her boyfriend break up with her.

Asa Bontrager had ignored the voice of God and lost everything….his job, his home, his fiancée was sick.  He finally gave in to God’s will and moved back home to Birch Creek.

Read about the lives of these people and others in this story.  What would cause an Amish man to have to leave home to keep his family safe?  Does Solomon ever realize that he’s good enough for God?  What about Abigail?  Will she find love?  What of Asa?  Are things better for him in Birch Creek?

This is one of those books you don’t want to put down because you can’t wait to see what happens in the lives of the characters!

Girlfriends Getaway, Charm, Ohio, May 2016


Beautiful view from hotel room


Just a few of our group


Mennonite wedding at church next door


Elvis at the flea market!


These two are trouble LOL






Mary & Kathleen


Wonder what Amanda’s doing? lol


Some of my favorite writers!


Had to see Sugarcreek b/f I went home


Road was closed for Pinewood Derby so didn’t get to see much 😦

A Wonderful Christmas Story


I fell in love with the Baxter family years ago and was so excited to read their Christmas story.  It did not disappoint.

Christmas is not the same this year without the youngest daughter/sister Erin, her husband Sam, and three of their four children.  Amy, at age ten, lost her parents and her three sisters in that horrible car accident.

This Christmas presented a dilemma of sorts to the Baxter family.  They always all got together for dinner on Christmas Eve.  This year, John Baxter (patriarch of the family) wanted to meet the woman that had been given his daughter’s heart and invited her.  At least two of the siblings were against that idea and insisted they wouldn’t attend.  One of them was Ashley, the aunt Amy was living with.  Ashley felt it would hurt Amy to have Kendra there.

How does the family come to terms with this arrangement?  Do they come to terms with it?

Pick up a copy of this book…you’ll love the Baxters as much as I do!

I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Plain Christmas


Sarah Price writes a wonderful love story to share with us this holiday season.  Alejandro, a Cuban heartthrob, and his Amish wife Amanda share a deep love for each other and their children.

Alejandro grants his wife her Christmas wish which, you can tell by the title, is spending Christmas with her family.  Of course, that means breaking the long standing Diaz holiday tradition.  Amanda is sure her mother-in-law isn’t going to look too kindly on that.

Pick up a copy of this book and, once you start reading, you won’t want to put it down.  You’ll enjoy sharing Christmas with the two very different culture families.

I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review