From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four delicious stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the holiday season.
Cookies and Cheer by Amy Clipston
Alyssa Byler wants to build a sugar cookie nativity scene for her bakery’s Christmas window display—all she needs is the right cookie cutters. She turns to handsome blacksmith Kyle Smoker. Using Kyle’s handmade cutters, Alyssa created a striking display that brings more customers than she can handle. She soon realizes she’s been too busy to focus on the true meaning of Christmas—and too distracted to explore her feelings for Kyle. Together, they put aside the holiday rush to celebrate the season that brought them together.
Loaves of Love by Beth Wiseman
Katie Swartzentruber has been left in charge of her family’s bakery, but she soon finds herself overwhelmed with orders during the holiday season. She is tempted to move her Old Order family into the modern world by using propane ovens. Meanwhile, her childhood friend Henry Hershberger is trying to find the courage to tell Katie that he’s harbored a secret crush on Katie for years. As the demands at the bakery intensify, both Katie and Henry must find the courage to go after what’s important.
Melting Hearts by Kathleen Fuller
When her aunt Carolyn begs for help during the busy Christmas rush, Mattie Shetler eagerly packs her bags and heads to Birch Creek. She doesn’t know her uncle has also asked for help with the bakery’s new expansion from Peter Kaufman, Mattie’s sworn enemy. As the two work together, Mattie discovers not all is as it seems. With Christmas just around the corner, Mattie and Peter open their hearts for the greatest gifts of the season: forgiveness and maybe even love.
Cakes and Kisses by Kelly Irvin
Martha Ropp works hard at her family’s bakery, making cakes and pies for community celebrations. To help during the busy Christmas season, Martha’s mother hires Ambrose Hershberger to make deliveries. Martha remembers Ambrose as a gentle giant from her school days. But the more they work together, the more they want to spend time together outside of the bakery. When both are too timid to make the first move, the town matchmakers step in.
An Amish Christmas Bakery is a collection of heartfelt Amish stories. Each story is well-written. These writers: Amy Clispton, Beth Wiseman, Kelly Irvin, and Kathleen Fuller know what inspires and motivates readers to read more. I love each group of characters I got to met within these tales. Christian faith is felt the moment I opened to page one and all the way until the end. The Amish are a great people to read about. I found their customs, rules of living, and the depth of their love so endearing. As I dug further into this book, I could not stop reading.
Amy Clipston’s story was the first one I read. It’s sweet and relatable. Following two young Amish people following their hearts is the greatest journey. They need to find their way both faithfully and inside their hearts. When their minds and hearts align with their faith, the feels come on-and it’s a beautiful firework display. The ending is unforgettable. I want to read what happens next with this couple. Maybe, Amy Clipston, will surprise readers with a follow up story. One can only dream and hope right?
Each story after that was just as good! Finding the Christmas spirit and new beginnings with every page.