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An Amish Quilting Bee

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5 stars, Inspirational Entertainment

AN AMISH QUILTING BEE
by Amy Clipson, Kathleen Fuller, Shelly Shepard Gray

This has several books in it.  They are all inspirational Amish fiction.  I like them.

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An Amish Quilting Bee consists of three delightful Amish stories written by different authors.   Each author has their own unique Amish charm to share in their stories.  The common thread between each story is quilting, family, friendships and romance.
4🌟Patchwork Promise by Amy Clipston:
4🌟A Common Thread by Kathleen Fuller:
4🌟Stitched Together by Shelly Shepard Gray:
Each story will make you smile and touch your heart.  
Definitely recommend to readers who would enjoy sitting with a cup of tea and enjoy 3 heartwarming, relaxing books.
Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and authors for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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These trio of ladies are some of my "auto-read" authors. I love Amish stories and I always find these ladies' stories to be heart-warming. From the beautiful cover to the pages in-between, you get a cozy vibe, and want to curl up under a quilt, with a hot drink, and enjoy the stories.

  Patchwork Promises  by Amy Clipston 
A sweet, multi-generational story that will pull on your heartstrings. How often do you hear of a single man taking care of his grandmother? If you are like me, your thought was "not very often." However, that is exactly what Colin does. The fire that took Colin's grandmother's beloved quilt also triggered her dementia. Poor Colin has his hands full, but thankful a member of the community, Joanne, steps in to help him. Such a sweet story of love and sacrifice.

★★★★/5

  A Common Thread  by Kathleen Fuller 
Susie and Alex meet again when he returns from traveling the country. They have a quick connection, but their relationship is tested from the beginning. The story and struggles are very realistic. Susie has to decide if she will trust Alex and Alex has to determine if Susie is worth fighting for. There is some humor in this sweet, page-turner.

★★★★/5

Stitched Together by Shelley Shepard Gray 

Rosie wants to make the best quilt but struggles with getting it done in time. When her sister's brother-in-law comes to town she is tasked to play tour guide. Before you know it, another disaster has struck, putting Rosie even further behind. Rosie struggles with her pride and her sense of responsibility. I love her growth over the course of the novella.

★★★★/5

While the novellas are written by three different authors, the thread of a quilter ties them neatly together.  

★★★★/5
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If you want sweet Amish romances this is the book for you.  I love all three of the authors that wrote stories for this book.  They have never disappointed me with any of their stories.  Each of these stories are based around Christmas and quilts.  These stories will make you laugh and cry.  I did not want to put the book down until I had read all three stories.  These stories are very inspirational.  I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
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An Amish Quilting Bee by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray contains three charming Amish tales.  I enjoyed all three tales of these sweet novellas.  Patchwork Promises by Amy Clipston has Colin Zook taking care of his dairy farm and his grandmother on his own.  They have endured a great deal of loss recently including a fire that destroyed their home and belonging.  His grandmother particularly feels the loss of a beloved quilt.  Joanne Lapp learns about the quilt and sets out to recreate it.  Joanne wants to make sure to get it right which results in spending time with Colin. Colin finds himself falling in love with Joanne, but he is sure that she could not care for him because of his responsibilities.  What does God have in store for Joanne and Colin?  A Common Thread by Kathleen Fuller has Susie Glick thrilled to discover that Alex Lehman has returned to town after two years.  Susie was a teenager when Alex left, but now he notices that she is a lovely woman.  They just begin dating when Alex must leave town.  Alex is shocked when he gets a letter from Susie calling off their courtship.  He does not understand Susie’s change of heart.  Will Alex accept her decision or fight for the woman he loves?  Stitched Together by Shelley Shepard Gray has Rosie working on an intricate quilt for the annual Pinecraft Mennonite Quilt Sale.  The proceeds help mission efforts, and the top quilt gets special recognition.  Rosie is worried she will not get the quilt done in time.  Then she meets Tim Christner, her sister’s brother-in-law.  Rosie wants to spend time with Tim while he is in town, but she has other obligations.  Everything is spiraling out of control for Rosie.  Can Rosie get her priorities in order before it is too late?  I thought the three stories were well-written with realistic, developed characters.  I liked the life lessons we get from these novellas.  The importance of faith and what we are willing to do for those we love, everyone deserves a second chance and people can change, and as love develops, we must grow with it.  We also see the importance of communication in a relationship and to always follow God’s lead.  I like how the quilt theme ties the three stories together.  I enjoy stories that touch my heart and leave me smiling.  An Amish Quilting Bee has three sweet tales that are perfect for reading on a cold afternoon while snuggling under a cozy quilt.
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This a collection of three Amish Romance Short Stories. The first story is Patchwork Promises  by Amy Clipston, and That one was the one I liked the least out of these three. The second story is A Common Thread  by Kathleen Fuller, and it was my favorite of these three stories. The third story is Stitched Together by Shelley Shepard Gray. The characters in all these book where developed, and I think for short stories the storylines where done very well. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Zondervan) or author (Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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I loved it! Three sweet stories of love and romance.  Always in a clean format, each of these authors have unique ways of telling a story and I love them all for it! You will enjoy this book!
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This is a wonderful collection of novellas that are beautifully written and hold your attention from the first page until the last. The novellas are the perfect length to relax with after a long day. Each story is different yet they all center around a quilt. I love this type of book!
I received a complimentary copy from Zondervan Fiction via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Three delightful and light-hearted novellas by three of the most popular Amish romance writers make up the new book AN AMISH QUILTING BEE. Each story features a quilt and a quilter, and like in real life, there are both pleasure and challenge in creating that special quilt And reading these simple, but warm stories was a lot like getting together with a few of my quilting friends and talking about life and family while we work. While I seldom read Amish fiction anymore, I do reach for it occasionally after I have been doing a lot of serious reading. Or I will look for a book by Amy Clipston or Shelley Shepard Gray on audio for easy listening while I sew. I think this book would be a great gift this holiday season for anyone who loves Amish fiction. I received a copy of AN AMISH QUILTING BEE from Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own.
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What can be better than three of the BEST Amish writers collaborating on a book?  Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Shelley Shepard Gray wrote three amazing stories with quilting as the common theme.  Wrap yourself up in a quilt and get ready to enjoy these sweet stories.
In “Patchwork Promises”, Joanne Lapp sets out to recreate a quilt for Colin Zook’s grandmother.  As Joanne is creating the quilt, she starts to have feelings for Colin.  Will the quilt bring these two together?
In “A Common Thread” by Kathleen Fuller, we meet Susie Glick.  Susie is a quilter who meets up with her old crush Alex Lehman.  Alex is returning home from missionary work.  They start to become acquainted but Alex has to leave and help a friend.  Will he come back to make this romance work?
In “Stitched Together”, by Shelley Shephard Gray, Rosie is working on a special quilt to enter into a contest.  She meets Tim, her sister’s brother-in-law.  Will she have time to start a romance with Tim and finish her quilt?
Get yourself a cup of tea to enjoy these stories. I want to thank Amy Clipston, Zondervan Fiction and Netgalley for a complimentary copy of the book. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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When was the last time you read a story that made you smile and just feel good at the end?  That's what this book did for me. The book contains three unique and different stories that revolve around a quilting theme.  The stories were of different characters, different locations and all were sweet romances.  These were written by some very talented Amish writers that I have been familiar with for many years.  They have kept me reading and enjoying Amish fiction for a very long while.
After I finished the last story, I felt happy and I realized that in each of the stories, there was no super amazing thing that happened, they were all stories of ordinary people doing ordinary things, but written so that the stories were interesting and captivating and made me smile.  It was a very pleasing book and if you want to read an enjoyable and relaxing book, this book is for you.  

I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.
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I absolutely loved this story I was approved of this book from NetGalley/Zondervan Fiction for a honest review. I always give my honest opinion on them. I loved each story, I am a fan on each author as well. I loved all the characters in each story. I loved the cover and the titles. the books on each other keeps getting better and better each time I read one. .I hope you enjoy this book as much as I had!
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I love all three of these authors.  Their stories are always the best.  Although each story is completely different each one revolves around quilting.
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Three novella's to get lost in, you can read one or more as the pages fly, and before you know it the last page is turned.

We are given three different stories, and there is a bit of romance, and each has a significant quilt involved. Your heart will go out to these folks, the road is not easy to find what their heart desires, but we get to enjoy the journey.

This book did not disappoint, except when I ran out of pages!

I received this book though Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
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I have come to look forward to these books that have three novellas, all centered around one common theme. This one definitely did not disappoint. I enjoyed both the characters and the plots in all three. It would be interesting to use with a small group in middle school. The students could compare and contrast the stories.
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This is a lovely collection of three stories that will lift your spirits. I love 'Patchwork Promises' by Amy Clipston. In this story, Colin Zook is exhausted taking care of his dairy farm during the day and his grandmother at night. Joanne Lapp graciously offers to try to recreate his grandmother's quilt lost in a fire. Another good read is 'A Common Thread' by Kathleen Fuller. Alex Lehman is returning to his family and community after two years of exploring the country. He is now ready to join the church. He's captivated by shy Susie Glick as he returns home, but some don't believe that he will stay. I also enjoyed reading 'Stitched Together' by Shelley Shepard Gray. Rosie lives revolves around her quilt shop, helping her pregnant sister and her twin daughters, and trying to create the 'best' quilt. Two rambunctious twins and a new man will shake up her life. I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher. This is my honest and voluntarily given review.
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I seriously do not have a lot of things to say about This book. IT is a 3 novellas book from 3 well known authors. It was sweet, the romance was cute. Thank you to netgalley for letting me read This e arc in exchange for an honest opinion
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A cozy comfort read that will make you want to wrap in a quilt of your own with a hot mug of tea.

Patchwork Promises - A sweet story beginning with much sadness and ending with happiness. A story to show how far we will go for those we love.

A Common Thread - A story that shows us a leopard can change its spots when it comes from the heart. Everyone deserves a second chance.

Stitched Together - Love deserves a second chance and we must be willing to bend and grow as it develops.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed above are entirely my own.
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Three short stories, each having a quilting theme. Patchwork Promises, Colin Zook has suffered the loss of his mother to pneumonia when he was young, his father to a heart attack not long along and more recently a fire burned their home. His grandmother who has raised him now has dementia and cries every night for her beloved quilt. Joanne Lapp hears about it and tries to recreate the quilt, hopefully giving Colin some much needed sleep. He must open his heart and allow Joanne and his community to help.
A Common Thread is about Susie's unexpected encounter with her young girl crush Alex who is returning home after three years. Alex who's now joining the church has noticed beautiful Susie. When Alex leaves again to help his friend after an accident he asks her to wait for him, Susie's mother convinces her he won't be back. Leaving her just like her father did. Will he keep his promise?
Stitched Together, Rosie wants to win the honor of best quilt for the Mennonite Quilt Sale although life has a way of showing us what our priorities are. Tim, her sisters brother-in-law comes back after two years of missionary work. He is a bit smitten with her and think he might like to settle down. Rosie is asked to entertain him while he is here. While life gets hectic and mishaps happen Rosie learns what is truly an honor in life.
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"An Amish Quilting Bee" by Amy Clipston; Kathleen Fuller; Shelley Shepard Gray
THREE Engaging Stories
"Patchwork Promises" turned me into a watering-pot.  I totally empathized with Colin.
"A Common Thread" sure had me wondering how this story would end.
"Stitched Together" had a few lessons to share with this reader.
I did enjoy my time in this book with these stories. They each have some wisdom to share as well as smiles and good cheer.  Happy Reading ! ! 
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.
This review expresses my honest opinion.
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