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An Amish Cradle

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Four Amish novellas--In His Father's Arms, A Song for Always, A Heart Full of Love, and An Unexpected Blessing

Tiny fingers,

Tiny toes,

And lives that will never be the same.

Journey with four families as their lives are about to change forever.

In His Father’s Arms by Beth Wiseman

Ruth Anne has been dreaming about motherhood her entire life. Now she is doubly excited that she and her best friend are due with their children the same week. But when Ruth Anne’s baby is born with Down syndrome, she and her husband struggle to understand God’s plan.

A Son for Always by Amy Clipston

Carolyn and Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with their first child together. Carolyn was just a teenager when she had her son, Benjamin, and she still feels solely responsible to secure his future. As Joshua watches Carolyn struggle to accept his support, he knows he has to find some way to convince her that she—and Ben—will always be taken care of.

A Heart Full of Love by Kathleen Fuller

Ellie’s mother hasn’t stopped meddling in her personal life since Ellie lost her sight—and she’s taken it up a notch now that Ellie’s pregnant. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in to care for them. But when her mother’s behavior becomes unbearable, Ellie is forced to take a stand . . . and finally find out why Mamm can’t let go.

An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman

At 42, Etta discovers she’s pregnant again. After a frightening labor, Etta births a baby girl. That joyful moment is followed by months of worry. Will their estranged son, David, return home? Can Mose save the farm or will they be forced to move? Etta must hold tightly to the promise that God will watch over each of her children—and that He does have a plan for their future. 

Contributor(s) Beth Wiseman , Amy Clipston , Kathleen Fuller , Vannetta Chapman
About the Contributor(s) Beth Wiseman

Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series, as well as novellas that have been included in many bestselling collections such as An Amish Year and An Amish Garden. Visit her online at; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman.

Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston.

Kathleen Fuller

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at; Twitter: @TheKatJam; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller.


Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online:, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.

ISBN-10 052911867X
ISBN-13 9780529118677
Release Date Feb 10, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 400
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Sally
Overall Rating
This book is four Novellas about Amish families as they experience the birth of their baby in ways that will forever change their lives and not necessarily in the normal way babies change your life.

by Beth Wiseman

Ruth Anne and Levi must learn to love and accept their baby once they are told it has Down’s syndrome.

by Amy Clipston

Carolyn and Joshua are going to have their first child. Carolyn had a son, Benjamin, when she was sixteen years old. Even though Joshua adopted Benjamin, Carolyn is filled with doubt he will love and support Ben once his biological child is born.

by Kathleen Fuller

Ellie may be blind as the result of an accident, but she is far from helpless, except in her mother’s eyes, especially with the birth of Christopher and Ellie’s first baby, which are twins. Ellie’s mother takes over total care of the twins creating lots of stress in the lives of then new parents. They must find a way to create harmony within the family to insure Ellie will have the help she needs with the babies, yet let her be their mother.

by Vanetta Chapman

At age 42 Etta and Mose receive the news of an unexpected blessing. Etta is going to have a baby! Since she is older, she is considered high risk and is advised to have her baby in the birthing center rather than at home with a midwife as is typical with Amish women. On their way to the birthing center their buggy gets stuck in a snowdrift and although Mose is reluctant to leave Etta alone he knows he must go for help. While Mose is gone Etta has time to reflect on things that worry her, such as will she ever see her son David again who left to be on his own? Will God provide the money they need in order to save their home and will the baby be born in the buggy and will it be healthy?

Each of these Novellas is about having babies, but each with their own unique circumstances. I was moved to tears as I read each story as they struggled with love acceptance and faith. I read the entire book in one setting. If you love stories about the Amish; this is a book you won’t want to miss.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Thomas Nelson-Fiction, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 2/15/2015)
Review by J.C.
Overall Rating

I enjoy SO MUCH these extra stories put together by several authors whom I just LOVE!

And I especially LOVE IT when one of them is kind of a BONUS story!

As far as I can tell (I haven’t read everything Kathleen Fuller or Beth Wiseman has written…), Amy Clipston’s is the only story in this collection that fits that description but that’s enough for me!

To be fair – I’m going to go in order.

- In His Father’s Arms by Beth Wiseman -

Down Syndrome has got to be one of the toughest subjects to write about and I applaud Beth Wiseman for, not only doing it, but doing it well!

It’s always difficult to understand God’s will in these situations and I love how Beth shows us that – Amish or not – these parents have to deal with the situation as a mother and father.

“Bravo Beth for showing that it’s not easy for the Amish just because of their faith.”

- A Son for Always by Amy Clipston -

OK… I admit it. This is my favorite story in the book! And that’s really saying something because they’re all so fantastic!

Carolyn and her husband Joshua are two of my favorite characters from Amy’s Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.

I don’t know how Amy did her research for a single mom but she certainly nails it right on the head! And anyone who says that Amy went overboard with Carolyn’s emotions in this novella can not have ever been a single mother.

“This story is PERFECT! Bravo Amy!”

And THANK YOU for giving us this extra little bonus in what is a fantastic series!

- A Heart Full of Love by Kathleen Fuller -

WOW! Again – I can not imagine how Kathleen did the research for this! And to write about it so convincingly…

“I refuse to ruin any of this story for you. It’s just too good to miss!”

This is one of those stories that also shows how the plain folk deal with tough situations things in much the same way as we all do.

Although it does come in handy that most Amish have a very strong faith!

- An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman -

I LOVE that stories with older main characters are becoming more popular! I think, far too often, people forget that interesting things still happen to those of us over the age of 30.

“Vannetta does such an exceptional job of writing this story!”

Instead of the anxiety over not being a good mother or not knowing what she’s doing – Etta has worries of a much more seasoned wife – and yet – Vannetta does not minimalize the issues a young mother would deal with, she simply shows an aspect of life that not many other authors think to.

I hope to see many more stories like this!

BRAVO Vannetta! GREAT writing!

BRAVO to all four authors! I can hardly wait for the next one!

Review © JCMorrows 2015 (Posted on 1/28/2015)

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