An Amish Market: Four Novellas by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin & Vannetta Chapman

An Amish Market is a very entertaining collection of Amish novellas, written by four talented authors. Each novella stands on its own merits and is well written with authentic characters who represent believable situations.

I enjoyed each of these novellas and recommend them, particularly to those who love reading Amish fiction. These are excellent representations of the Amish faith and lifestyle.  

Amy Clipston's novella portrays two young Amish adults who find an attraction to each other, but an age difference may stand in their way. This is a very sensitive and lovely story of the challenges of young love. I found myself wrapped in this story, and before I realized it the story was complete.

Kathleen Fuller's Amish tale is poignant and filled with misunderstandings that lead to frustration and disappointment. A quilt plays a very important role in this story, and the story of the quilt is very touching. This sentimental story was a wonderful journey through the trials of young adults searching for happiness. I was thoroughly enraptured in the story of the quilt, and wished the story could continue.


Kelly Irvin's novella features a young Amish man and young woman, both at crossroads in their lives. Fearful of what the future held they chose their paths only to discover that their choices would affect their future lives. This novella is an excellent example of choices and their consequences. I wasn't sure which direction the story would go, but as the words flowed I found a lovely outcome. 


Vannetta Chapman's characters in this warmhearted novella are charming, and for the most part, likable. Detailing regarding the Market is realistic and descriptive of a typical Amish community. Ms. Chapman does her homework and does it well! Mysterious events begin altering the atmosphere of the community, igniting both fear and anxiety. As with Ms. Chapman's other books, this one is filled with charm and mystique. Her approach to Amish fiction has a different twist from that of other authors, and I love that refreshing approach!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All expressed opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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