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Book Review: An Amish Wedding

Title: An Amish Wedding
Author: Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date: December 2011
ISBN: 9782595549211
Genre: Amish Romance
Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton

Priscilla’s upcoming wedding is stirring up trouble-and romance-in Paradise: A collection of three Amish novellas connected to one larger story.

A Perfect Secret by Kelly Long-Rose Bender has always known she’d marry her long time best friend Luke Lantz. But there is a thief in their Amish neighborhood, and when Rose catches a glimpse of the English thief, he seems so much more intriguing than her intended. Luke is harboring a secret, too. One that could cost him his good standing in his Amish community, not to mention rip Rose from his arms forever.

A Perfect Match by Kathleen Fuller-Naomi King has been hurt once, when her beau, David, left and married another. Zeke Lapp is waiting for the right girl. When Zeke goes to visit his cousin Chester for his wedding, he is quickly attracted to the lovely Naomi. But Naomi isn’t interested and tries to match him up with her friend, Margaret. Zeke isn’t interested in Margaret, nor her in him, but how can he make Naomi take notice?

A Perfect Plan by Beth Wiseman-Priscilla King and Chester Lapp’s wedding is quickly approaching and everything is going wrong! Priscilla wonders if maybe God doesn’t want her and Chester to marry. Chester has lost his job, Priscilla’s little sister cut up her wedding dress, her best friend has poison ivy, the cake decorator quit, and the groomsman can’t be in the wedding. What else could go wrong? And how will they work through all these trials?

An Amish Wedding is a novella collection centered on Priscilla’s wedding and the preparations for it-and how two couples find love during the preparations. It’s a really cute collection with lots of information about Amish weddings and even Amish cooking.

Kelly Long is getting a reputation as being an “edgier” Amish writer, and I have to admit that I do love the passion she has in her stories: clean, but with a lot of sexual tension, which she does so very well. Kathleen Fuller’s well planned-out stories take hurting characters and help them heal in the process. Beth Wiseman’s story neatly wraps up the wedding. Discussion questions and some wonderful-sounding Amish recipes are included.

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