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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

An Amish Summer by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin






A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray

When sisters Sharon and Sherilyn Kramer attend a wedding in Shipshewana, one of them returns with a new penpal while the other returns to her job at the bakery. After sending weekly letters back and forth, Sherry and Graham Holland arrange a reunion in Pinecraft. Upon Graham s arrival, however, he realizes he s been writing to the wrong sister. He decides to use the reunion as a way to get to know both sisters, but can he sort through the confusion in time to turn the worst vacation ever into something truly wonderful?

Summer Storm by Amy Clipston

Arianna is counting down the days until her wedding to Jesse. They have been friends longer than Arianna can remember, and that friendship turned into love over the past couple of years. But when Arianna s brother Isaac, who happens to be Jesse s best friend, gets them both into trouble, Arianna s father puts an end to her engagement to Jesse. Some summer storms pass quickly, but Arianna is afraid the damage from this one may be too much to repair.

Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller

Esther has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful younger sister Sarah. Even the boy she has known and loved her entire life, Judah, only has eyes for Sarah. But when a handsome young Englischer comes to live with the family for a summer, everything begins to change.

One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin

Everybody in little Bee County, Texas, can see the obvious: Jacob King and Martha Byler are meant to be together. Everyone, that is, but Martha. Ever since her mother died when Martha was a young girl, she has taken over the role of caregiver to her large family. And reckless Jacob, who has had a little too much fun on his rumspringa, only seems to add to the list of people to manage. But one summer changes everything, and these two may just find a way to meet in the middle and share one sweet kiss.


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About The Authors






Shelly Shepard Gray

I live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.
Before becoming a full time writer, I taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. A job transfer to Ohio led my husband to encourage me to finally give writing a try. After all, I had notebooks full of made up stories.
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Amy Clipston is a native of New Jersey, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I often joke that my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. However throughout school, I only considered writing a hobby, and I never dreamt of being an author.
In 1991, I graduated from high school, and my parents and I moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. My father retired, and my mother went to work full-time. I attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, and I graduated with a degree in communications. I met my husband, Joe, during my senior year in college, a few days after my father had a massive stroke. Joe and I clicked instantly, and after a couple of months we started dating. We married four years later.
After graduating from VWC, I took a summer job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, which turned into an eleven-year career. I worked in the Public Affairs Office for four years and then moved into Planning as a writer/editor.
During that time, I continued writing for fun. It was something I did to escape stress and unwind. I didn’t share the stories with anyone except for a couple of close friends. In fact, I was even afraid to admit to my husband that I wrote.

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Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield. Website: www.kathleenfuller.com Twitter: @TheKatJam Facebook: Author Kathleen Fuller.






Kelly Irvin's newest series, Every Amish Series, begins with the debut of Upon a Spring Breeze, in April. It is a four-book series published by Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing. This followest the Amish of Bee County series, The Saddle Maker's Son, released in June 2016. It is an ECPA bestseller. It follows The Bishop's Son, and the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Beekeeper's Son, which earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The reviewer called it "a beautifully woven masterpiece." The Beekeeper's Son was a finalist in the romance category of the 2016 ACFW Carol Awards Contest.  
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My Review





A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray
This short story brings to mind a mistake, which it was, and what to do about it. The letters from the individual you fell in love with does not match the person you thought they were from. What a great concept, and all through the read you wonder who will end up with whom or will anyone?
Loved being back in Pinecraft Florida and our favorite Inn, and how I’ve missed being here. I loved that we are brought back and updated on life here.

Summer Storms by Amy Clipston
I could see both parties of this couple making mistakes that are about to come back to haunt them. Arianna has loved Jesse almost her whole life, and now they are not even allowed to be together.
Quick judgment on the part of all, and a relationship is thrown away, fictional yes, but the author has shown us that this can really happen.
Will this couple be able to over come all that has happened to them, or will they each have to travel down a different road?

Lakeside Love by Kathleen Fuller
Esther seems to think of herself as the ugly duckling in the family, her sister Sarah seems to be the star and makes men’s heads turn, and she is the reserved quiet sister, always taking the back seat.
I loved how the author has presented a blooming flower in the name of Esther, she wears her heart on her shoulder, but the one she wears it for doesn’t seem to be able to see beyond Sarah.
Will the two you feel should be together overcome all and end up as one, or will the new comer in the form of an Englisher end up with one of these sisters. I loved this story.
One Sweet Kiss by Kelly Irvin
We are back with our friends in Bee Country, and the author has made these families feel so real, they could be living next door.
Jacob and Martha are meant to be together, but insecurities it seems are keeping them apart. I loved the heart of Jacob, he is a man who seems to live his faith, but Martha sees it differently.
Will these two be able to find happiness, or will others succeed in tearing them apart?
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

 






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