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Fan favorites return with new Amish books

Two fan favorite Amish writers return with new books just in time for the holidays.

From New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with her daughter-in-law, Jean Brunstetter and granddaughter Richelle Brunstetter, writes 18 short stories in “Amish Front Porch Stories.”

These 18 stories focus on themes of love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance, all with different Amish characters who struggle with relatable problems including annoying neighbors, infertility, feeling overwhelmed by daily life and more.

These are great stories for light reading that feel both relatable and uplifting.

“Amish Front Porch Stories” is published by Shiloh Run Press. It is $15.99.

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Bestselling author Amy Clipston starts a new series with “The Bake Shop.”

Christiana enjoys baking and selling to both tourists and neighbors, but her road-side stand has gotten a bit overwhelming. Her cousins suggest she move to the local market with them, and she decides to do it, renting the booth right next to cute leather and woodcrafter Jeffrey. While it seems like he could be a new friend and possible romance, Jeffrey is wounded from a recent broken engagement and upset that his things aren’t selling while Christiana’s line blocks off his booth and practically outsells everyone at the market. While a friendship between the two could lead to something else, Christiana’s father isn’t impressed with Jeffrey and tells her she cannot date him. Can the two overcome their differences and the roadblocks in their way?

This is a cute romance story set in the heart of Amish Country that will brighten any dreary day.

“The Bake Shop” is published by Zondervan. It is $15.99.

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Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.

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