Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Amish Front Porch Stories

Amish Front Porch Stories:

18 Short Tales Of Simple Faith And Wisdom

By Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter

Published by Shiloh Run Press, 05 November 2019 (UK date)

This is a great collection of Amish-themed short stories, written by Wanda Brunstetter, her daughter-in-law,  Jean, and her grandaughter, Richelle.

Wanda needs no introduction, and it is lovely to see other members of her family picking up the mantle and carrying on the tradition of Amish fiction writing.

Considering these are short stories, a great deal of gentle Christian admonishment and love  is   packed into them, sometimes covertly and sometimes overtly, but never confrontational or overbearing in tone or attitude. Whether we interact with Amish folk on holiday, at home, feasting or 
grieving, the sense of community provides comfort, humour, human interest and hope in each story.

The only criticism is that some of the stories are perhaps a little uneven in pace and dialogue, but I have every expectation that as Jean and Richelle write more, this will be less noticeable; this is only a very minor quibble and does not in any way detract from my enjoyment. 

Thanks to the publisher for allowing me a free digital copy to read and review via NetGalley.

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