Review: An Amish Barn Rising

An Amish Barn Raising: Three Stories


From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories centered around Amish traditions and the possibility of romance.

Building a Dream by Amy Clipston

Though they’ve known each other a long time, Kathryn and Anthony have finally decided to try 

becoming more than friends—but they are devastated when Kathryn’s father won’t allow them to date. He wants his daughter to m

arry a man with a more respectable job than building gazebos for Englishers. But when Kathryn’s father’s dairy barn burns down during a thunderstorm, Anthony is the one to arrange a barn raising. Will Kathryn’s father realize he has misjudged Anthony?

To Raise a Home by Kelly Irvin

A year after the wildfires, life has returned to normal for the West Kootenai Amish community. Evan Eicher, son of Deacon Tobias Eicher, has done his best to move on too. Helping his neighbors and friends rebuild has helped soothe a heart broken when Delilah Mast—the woman he loves but never had the courage to approach—moved with her family back to Kansas. At his father’s urging he courts Anna Burkholder, a sweet woman who adores him. But when Delilah moves back to teach school, Evan must wrestle with feelings he’s tried so hard to put in the past. And an accident at a barn raising will force Anna, Delilah, and Evan to face the truth about their hearts.

Love’s Solid Foundation by Kathleen Fuller

Devon Bontrager only returned to his old hometown to make good on a past misdeed. He hadn’t counted on reconnecting with Nettie Yoder, especially since she strung along his younger twin brothers some years ago. Nettie knows she’s made some mistakes in the past, but she’s determined to be an asset to her community from now on. But just as she’s making headway, her family’s barn burns to the ground. Why does it seem like God is punishing her family when she’s finally starting to turn her life around? Can she convince Devon that she has changed? Can Devon trust the woman who broke his brothers’ hearts? 

Three sweet contemporary Amish romances
Stand-alone novella collection
Book length: 80,000 words
Includes discussion questions for book clubs.

Rating: 5-stars


An Amish Barn Rising is an amazing collection of Amish stories. Each one was irresistible! I fell for each of the main characters. The first story in this beautiful collection is by Amy Clipston. It’s about two young Amish people who are in love yet the girl’s father doesn’t approve of the young man’s or Hyde young man’s carpenter business. Her father thinks it’s not Amish enough. I felt so sad and torn for these two. Despite not being able to date they pray and hope God will answer their prayers. What I loved was that neither one gave up hope. Even though her dad rushed any ideas of them ever getting together. Sweet, heartfelt, and well-written, Amy Clipston is the best! The other two stories by two other bestselling writers were my favorites too! They captured my full-attention and had me wishing the books were bigger. I didn’t want the tales to end. Addictive, engaging, and emotionally driven-this Amish collection is a must read for all!

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