Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An Amish Cradle

I wanted to share a book with  you that I finished a while back.  It is called An Amish Cradle and includes four novellas by four different authors.

About the book:

In the Father's Arms by Beth Wiseman Ruth Anne Zook is 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 her husband Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with their first child. A teenager when she had her son Benjamin, Carolyn still feels obligated to work to secure Ben's future, even though Josh adopted Ben. She struggles to realize that Josh will love and protect both of their children equally.

A Heart Full of Love by Kathleen Fuller
Ellie's mother loves to meddle in her personal life-especially now that Ellie's pregnant. Since Ellie is blind, her mother worries that she won't be able to handle the baby. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in. Just as everyone reaches the breaking point, a miracle draws them closer to each other and to God.

An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman
At 42, Etta thought her time of having children was over, but she's pregnant again. She goes into labor during a blizzard, and complications with the delivery raise fear. Etta struggles to accept Gotte's wille for the baby and her son, David, who moved away two years earlier in search of what he would do with his life. 

My thoughts:
I enjoyed reading this book about babies and pregnancy during my own pregnancy. All four stories were touching in their own way.  I liked that they were short and easy to read, and I feel women of any age would enjoy reading this book.  I was able to use the lessons learned by the women in each story as related to my own pregnancy...trusting God, not worrying, waiting for God's timing.

I received an advance copy of this book as part of the Bakery Bunch.

Have a day of blessings!

1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the review. Sounds like a good book to me!