Wednesday, March 12, 2014

An Amish Garden by Various Authors

“A Place of Healing” by Vannetta Chapman
Emma discovers a run-away teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God’s gifts?

“Flowers for Rachael” Kathleen Fuller
Rachael’s garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love with Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn’t have to do everything on her own?

“Seeds of Love” Tricia Goyer
When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie’s heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and will the seeds of a new relationship take root?
“Planting a Future” Beth Wiseman
Rosemary is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years, but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family’s garden, but someone is sabotaging his efforts—and keeping a secret that could change their lives.
In Planting a Future, it is a heartwarming story of true love.  Rosemary is running her household since her mother passed and should be married with her own family by now.  Saul has been her true love since they were 16.  Will they now be able to give love a chance?  Will Rosemary let Saul into her heart?
In Seeds of Love, Sadie moved to Montana with her aunt and uncle after her parents died in a buggy accident.  She decided to leave the area to avoid the daily memories of the pain she is feeling.  The only connection she has left from her parents are her Mem's heirloom tomato seeds.  She plants a wonderful garden but is meet with several challenges to help it thrive.  Eli is the recent Amish traveling bachelor who is taken in by her aunt.  Will Eli help Sadie save her family history?  Will love bloom with them?
In Flowers for Rachael, Rachael has a beautiful garden and loves flowers.  Gideon is her neighbor that has fallen in love with her.  Can Gideon win Rachael's love?
Finally, in a Place for Healing, Emma is grieving the recent loss of her husband.  She is living on a large farm with her eldery mother.  The highlight of their day is working in the large garden.  One day she discovers that a young Amish boy is living in her barn.  Will she take him in?  How will she deal with carrying for him and the future plans for her home?
I loved this book! These four authors are amazing! Each story touched my heart in a special way.  A special thanks to Net Galley for allowing me to review this book in advance for free in exchange for an honest review.

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