I believe a child's love of learning, and reading, is most easily established in their very early years. Reading to your child helps promote their early reading skills and helps them form a life-long love of words and story. You can help foster their enthusiasm for the written word by setting a positive example. SHOW your child that reading is FUN! Let your child see you read to yourself at least once per week. It doesn't matter what you read. JUST READ! Here is a fun suggestion of reading material for you moms (and dads) who love Love. Happy Reading!!!
An Amish Wedding by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller & Kelly Long
An Amish Wedding is the wonderfully seamless gathering of three Amish novellas by best-selling authors Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long. This engaging work of fiction follows three possible brides on their separate paths as they come together for a traditional Amish wedding.
Kelly Long begins the journey in A Perfect Secret as Luke Lantz purposes marriage to the beautiful nineteen-year-old Rose Bender. The two have been close friends for most of their young lives and their union would be pleasing to both families. But is that really enough of a reason to marry? Could there be more to a happy life than what they currently have? As Rose ponders what path she shall take, she helps as her dear friend Priscilla prepares for her own marriage to Chester Lapp.
In A Perfect Match Fuller continues the story with Rose’s sister Naomi King. Naomi runs a small, successful bakery from her home. Satisfied with her life, Naomi acts as match-maker to those she loves instead of searching for a husband for herself. Her heart has been hurt before and she is not sure if it will ever fully heal. But after Chester’s handsome visiting cousin Zeke arrives in town Naomi will be tested in her beliefs.
The tale is completed by Wiseman in A Perfect Plan. Readers are invited into the lives of Priscilla and Chester as they prepare for their upcoming nuptials. The couple must hurdle many obstacles on their path to marriage and begin to wonder if their love is really enough.
Although I was at first concerned how the three stories would work together, I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth and continuous flow between novellas. The characters of this romantic, and at times humorous, story are joined not only through their community, but by their search for the true meaning of love. An Amish Wedding is well worth the read.
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