A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman (previously published in An Amish Christmas)
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she’s a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
Always His Providence by Ruth Reid (previously published in An Amish Miracle)
Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She’s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn’t willing to request money from the community’s widow fund. She’s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.
A Gift for Anne Marie by Kathleen Fuller (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas)
Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.
An Amish Hope is a wonderful anthology of Amish stories. Heartfelt, inspiring, and entertaining, these writers have hooked me right into this book. A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman was about long lost love. Finding forgiveness and learning to love again were major themes in this story. I loved the characters deeply involved me in their past and present matters. I was cheering for them all the way. Second story, Always His Providence, by Ruth Reid was about a widow financially struggling. After the loss of her husband and the debt of their taxes, she may just lose the farm. Then, there was the added stress of losing her chickens due to a neighbor’s dog. One day, that same dog was injured and now, she was to pay the over expanse of that and the house tax debts. Being a widow is not easy. The main character was easy to sympathize with and love. Her other next door neighbor was a charming faithful young Amish man. He helped her as much as possible. God finally helped them both. A very sweet ending. Last but not least, is A Gift for Anne Marie by Kathleen Fuller. Friendship, family, and love are the greatest gifts of all. In this last tale, I explored each of these themes. Beautifully captured for my entertainment. The characters tugged me into their lives. Raw, emotional, and sweet, Kathleen Fuller kept my full attention from the first to last page. The story moved by so quickly. I loved these stories. Overall, I highly recommend reading, An Amish Hope.