The Kissing Bridge (Laura V. Hilton)
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.
Sold on Love (Rachel J. Good)
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?
Cowboys and Amish Girls (Thomas Nye)
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.
GENRE: Inspirational Amish Fiction
PUBLISHER: Celebrate Lit
RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2017
In The Kissing Bridge, Laura V. Hilton takes us back in time to the years when Anna Fisher and Reuben Petersheim (elderly characters in The Snow Globe) were young and in love. Sweet and romantic – while also not shying away from the topic of domestic abuse – it made me smile and tear up both. AND it whet my appetite to know what happened after that final scene. I have not yet read The Snow Globe but it’s now on my TBR list for sure!
Rachel J. Good’s Sold on Love adds a dash of humor to the mix with Lavina’s brother Stephen stealing every scene he’s in with his earnest lack of attention and his sincere heart! I laughed frequently throughout, but it’s a very tender story as well. Aaron’s gentle love made up for Lavina’s stubbornness, and the way he took Stephen under his wing will have you grinning and swooning all at once.
Thomas Nye is a new-to-me author, and his Cowboys and Amish Girls is probably the most unique Amish story I’ve ever read – and that’s not a bad thing. Truman and Charity are both feisty, the kind of characters who you know have laughter sparkling in their eyes nearly all the time. Their worlds are so far apart, it seems unlikely they could form much more than a cursory friendship but Nye uses their obvious chemistry to weave an entertaining story!
Bottom Line: The novellas in the Springs of Love collection give readers a great taste of the talent behind each author. Romance, tenderness, faith, and even a dash or two of humor frame three stories that do Amish fiction proud. The distinguishing styles of each author combine with the timeless messages of faith, hope, and love to craft a collection of novellas that will settle sweetly in your heart!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Great collection!
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
Rachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & Friends, Love & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series.
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.
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