An Amish Heirloom is a collection of four stories involving Amish characters in various parts of the United States. Before reading An Amish Heirloom, I was familiar with two of the authors of these stories. I have read and enjoyed books by Amy Clipston and Beth Wiseman. Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin were new authors for me, I will look for other books by them. All the stories were faith-based and each was well written.
Having lived in and around various Amish communities, I can say that the research of each story reflects their lifestyle. Reading about the use of cell phones within the communities was a bit of a shock to me, but times change even for Amish.
Each story is independent of the others. I cannot pick a favorite. Some of the characters have appeared in other books and might be familiar to other readers. All are romances with the normal angst of getting the main characters together.
The settings include Lancaster, PA, Middlefield, OH, Missouri and Iowa. Whenever Middlefield, OH comes up as a place in a story I tend to read a little more carefully. I lived there for nine years and had Amish neighbors. It was fun to learn that Middlefield Cheese is now named Rothenbuhler Cheese Chalet. (As an aside, if you like swiss cheese and see any made in Middlefield, give it a try.)
I recommend An Amish Heirloom and give it 4 (out of 5) stars.
I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and Zondervan Fiction in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
ISBN#: 031035188X (ISBN13: 9780310351887)
Publisher: Zondervan Fiction
Publication Date: 04.10.18