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A story of second chances, love and healing


This is the second book in the Mississippi Amish series.  Hannah has returned to her family, faith, and the love of her life.  Leah, Hannah’s twin, has not.  She’s returned and visits her family often but has opted to join the Mennonite faith.

Amy writes a wonderful story of second chances, healing, and love.  Six-year-old Peter hasn’t spoken a word since the fire that took the lives of his parents and sister.  His Uncle Jamie decides a fresh start might be the answer and moves from Tennessee to Mississippi.

Is a change of scenery what Peter needs?  How about Jamie?  He’s raising a little boy that won’t speak alone.  Leah is the most outspoken woman Jamie has ever met, yet, he falls in love with her.  He’s Amish, she’s Mennonite, how can they overcome that obstacle?

Read Leah, Jamie and Peter’s story to find out how God works everything out!



A five star read!


This is the second Kappy (Katherine) King mystery book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  While it is a mystery, the antics of Kappy and her best friend Edie will have you literally laughing out loud!

Young Sally June Esh was killed when someone hit her buggy with their car and drove away.  Ex-Amish Edie and Kappy, of course, just have to solve this murder.  Was it murder?  Was it just a horrible accident?  The Esh family was known for their “church pickles”.  Surely someone didn’t get killed over pickles?!

Thank you, Amy Lillard, for this delightful read!  I highly recommend it!

A must-read author!

Secret at Pebble Creek

While this isn’t the first book in the series, I had no trouble reading it as a stand-alone.  Ms Baker is a new author to me but, she is definitely going on my must-read list of authors!

She writes a story of love, undying love between a husband and wife and, the unconditional love that God has for us.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Old Sam as his story was told to his great niece Jessica by his friends and neighbors.  He was a man who loved his wife dearly and loved God more.  Jessica had never met her great-uncle but he left her his house and land upon his death.

This story is fully of indecision on Jessica’s part, a growing relationship that seemed impossible by all accounts, and mostly, trusting God to direct their paths.

Thank you Lisa for a great read!!  This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

A Page Turner!


This is my new favorite book by Kate Lloyd! I loved it!! The character’s dealt with issues that we all deal with and, like all of us, some handled them better than others. Pick up a copy of Starting from Scratch and read Eva’s story. She’ll draw you in and keep you guessing til the very end!

A page turner!


Ms Good is a new author to me but I enjoyed reading this book very much.  I will definitely be reading more from this author.

I enjoyed being in the classroom with Ada Rupp and her special needs students.  Nathan Yoder is one of her students.  His mother died but he doesn’t understand and keeps throwing fits and screaming because he wants her to come home.  She and Nathan had been in Mexico for her cancer treatments and he thinks that’s where she is.   Ada’s brother David signs and is able to communicate with Nathan.  They become fast friends and, only when he is at school or Ada’s house, is he calm.

Read this well written story by Rachel Good.  Read about Nathan and Josiah’s (Nathan’s father) struggles.  Does he ever understand that is mother isn’t coming home?  Will he stop being mad at his father for sending her away?

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

Four wonderful stories in one book!


Amy Clipston’s stories grab you from page one and these four novellas are no different.  Once you start reading about Lindsay and Matthew, Janie and Jonathan, Tobias and Mariella, and Ellie and Lloyd, you just have to finish their stories!

I fell in love with Ms Clipston’s writing when I read her Kauffman Bakery series and I haven’t read a book she wrote that I didn’t love!!

Thank you Amy for another wonderful read!

Words From The Heart


Words From The Heart is another great read by one of my favorite authors of Amish Fiction. The characters are interesting and make you want to follow their every move. In this story, I especially liked Cevilla, an elderly single woman who thinks it’s her mission in life to play matchmaker for her nephew (Noah) and a lovely girl (Ivy) in Cevilla’s district.

She’s really comical the way she goes about it and you want to keep reading to find out if her antics work. Do her antics work? She has a plan in place and, when Noah comes for a visit, proceeds to carry it out.

When it looks like things might be going the way Cevilla wants them to, Ms Fuller throws a wrench in the story. Find out what it is and what, if anything, happens between Noah and Ivy!