Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Book Review - "An Amish Garden"

Book Description from the publisher:

"Where Healing Blooms" Vannetta Chapman
Emma discovers a run-away teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God's gifts?
"Flowers for Rachael" Kathleen Fuller
Rachael's garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love with Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn't have to do everything on her own?
"Seeds of Love" Tricia Goyer
When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie's heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and will the seeds of a new relationship take root?
"Rooted in Love" Beth Wiseman
Rosemary is doing her best to run her family's household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years, but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family's garden, but someone is sabotaging his efforts-and keeping a secret that could change their lives.

My Review:
Four wonderful authors: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, and Vannetta Chapman, have joined together and their stories make the latest novella collection, "An Amish Garden."  This is a wonderful collection for right now, as I am ready for spring to come and this season of new growth and beginnings.  In each of these four stories, gardening plays an important role, either as it is an escape for the main character or a thorn in her side.  Either way, it helps each of these women in the novellas find love, peace and joy in their lives.  This is a must-read for Amish fiction fans!  I love the cover of this book and also the quote that is included on the back cover: "Gardens are a place to rest, to draw near, and to heal."

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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