The Brides of the Big Valley: 3 Romances from a Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community

The Brides of the Big Valley: 3 Romances from a Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community

3 Short Stories of Love in a Unique Amish Community   In an area of Pennsylvania called The Big Valley, a uniquely blended Amish community thrives in which 3 distinct groups of Amish identify themselves by the colors of their buggy’s top—white, black, or yellow. Join New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter, her daughter-in-law, and granddaughter in experienc...

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Title:The Brides of the Big Valley: 3 Romances from a Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community
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  • Gemma

    This was a really nice read.

    Written by mother, daughter in law and grandchild. They really.made the stories work, and compliment eachother perfectly.

    Each short story was well written and all three felt complete and not cut short or rushed.

    Set in three neighbouring Amish communities, It was interesting to read about the different standards and lifestyles each had.

    I was also very happy to read that the first story included a child with downs syndrome, special needs adult and children are not por

    This was a really nice read.

    Written by mother, daughter in law and grandchild. They really.made the stories work, and compliment eachother perfectly.

    Each short story was well written and all three felt complete and not cut short or rushed.

    Set in three neighbouring Amish communities, It was interesting to read about the different standards and lifestyles each had.

    I was also very happy to read that the first story included a child with downs syndrome, special needs adult and children are not portrayed often enough in fiction.

    Overall Very enjoyable.

    I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Literary Soirée

    Barbour captivates with this trio of novellas set in a Pennsylvania Amish community — each focuses on love and faith, each deeply touches the heart. 5/5

    Pub Date 01 Jun 2019.

    Thanks to the authors, Barbour Publishing, Inc. and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinion are mine.

    #TheBridesOfTheBigValley #NetGalley

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    Three novellas by three generations of the Brunstetter ladies.

    All three different and unique in there own way. Amish fiction fans are in for a real treat with this book.

    My Favorite was Deanna's Determination, about a widow raising her little boy who has Down’s Syndrome you are going to be touched by this one for sure. It's not a same ole same ole Amish story.

    I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it for Amish fiction fans.

    The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favo

    Three novellas by three generations of the Brunstetter ladies.

    All three different and unique in there own way. Amish fiction fans are in for a real treat with this book.

    My Favorite was Deanna's Determination, about a widow raising her little boy who has Down’s Syndrome you are going to be touched by this one for sure. It's not a same ole same ole Amish story.

    I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it for Amish fiction fans.

    The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

  • Kelsie

    Wanda E. Brunstetter is a bestselling author of many Amish fiction novels and a founder of the genre. She has teamed up with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter in The Brides of Big Valley. The ladies each gave us an Amish romance story featuring the three groups of Amish living in the Mifflin County, Pennsylvania area fondly known as Big Valley. The three groups have adopted unique practices that differentiate themselves from the other groups. Interestingly enough, one of the practices is tha

    Wanda E. Brunstetter is a bestselling author of many Amish fiction novels and a founder of the genre. She has teamed up with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter in The Brides of Big Valley. The ladies each gave us an Amish romance story featuring the three groups of Amish living in the Mifflin County, Pennsylvania area fondly known as Big Valley. The three groups have adopted unique practices that differentiate themselves from the other groups. Interestingly enough, one of the practices is that the groups have distinct colored tops on their horse-drawn buggies. The groups are generally referred to by their particular buggy color: “yellow-toppers”, “white-toppers” and the black-toppers”.

    by Wanda E. Brunstetter

    Deanna Speicher is a widow with a 5 year-old son, Abner, who has Down’s Syndrome. Elmer Yoder has feelings for Deanna, his deceased best friend’s wife, and she and her son are seemingly developing feelings for him. Tragedy strikes and everyone is uncertain about the future.

    Wanda Brunstetter brought this story to life. The details in this story were realistic because Ms. Brunstetter has drawn from her personal history, research and interactions with her Amish friends.

    by Jean Brunstetter

    Rose Mary Renno is nineteen years old and is nearing time to take her vows and join the Amish church. She knows that she wants to join the church but is conflicted because of her choice of boyfriend.

    I enjoyed this story, though the writing was somewhat stilted and awkward in places.

    by Richelle Brunstetter

    Leila Fisher enjoys card-making, but not working in her family’s card shop. She finds communicating with strangers difficult, but must get over her insecurities and help her family. Leila wonders how she will ever have a family of her own since she believes no man could ever find her interesting enough to ask her on a date.

    Richelle Brunstetter completes this book perfectly. I fully enjoyed her storytelling.

    The Brunstetter women have penned an excellent collaboration. I enjoyed each of the stories and give this collection

    stars and recommend it to fans of Christian romance, especially Amish romance.

    My thanks to Barbour Publishing, Inc. and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.

  • Mwinchester97

    I won an arc copy of The Brides of The Big Valley from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, and the author, Wanda Brunstetter! A huge thank you to them!

    Love always finds a way.

    In Pennsylvania, there's an area called The Big Valley. There is a size three distinct groups of Amish. They distinguish themselves by the color of their buggy tops yellow, white, or black. These are the stories of three women who live there. Deanna, a widow who sees the second chance at love, Rose Mary who must use the righ

    I won an arc copy of The Brides of The Big Valley from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, and the author, Wanda Brunstetter! A huge thank you to them!

    Love always finds a way.

    In Pennsylvania, there's an area called The Big Valley. There is a size three distinct groups of Amish. They distinguish themselves by the color of their buggy tops yellow, white, or black. These are the stories of three women who live there. Deanna, a widow who sees the second chance at love, Rose Mary who must use the right man to walk her face with, and Lelia, who wonders if she will ever trust someone enough to start a family with them.

    As I stated in other reviews, Amish fiction is something my mother and I share a deep love for. Wanda Brunstetter, and her family did not disappoint in The Brides of The Big Valley. These were tales of three women set in their faith, and were predictable yet sweetly unique.

    Deanna's Determination - Elmer has always loved the recently widowed Deanna and her young son Abner. After some time of his friend's death has passed , he reaches out to Deanna. When things finally seem to be going all right a tragedy strikes these two young lovers.

    This was so heartwarming. There is representation for down syndrome. I learned so much about down syndrome from the actions of young Abner. He was sure are a sweetheart. His mother Deanna such a caring mother and definitely someone to admire. Elmer was also wonderfully warm. It came as no surprise to me that Wanda Brunstetter created well-formed and well-defined characters in a established world. Her characters fall in love in one of the most beautifully distinct world's I have read about. Elmer's struggle with depression was very relatable. I emphasized with him so much. The ending of Deanna's Determination set up the other two stories nicely.

    Rose Mary's Resolve - Rose Mary's loves her family, but her life is not all perfect. Her current boyfriend pressures her to go English, but she doesn't want to. Everything changes when a plane crashes into her family's field.

    Jean Brunstetter definitely has a lot of talent. She brings on more modern feel to the Amish genre. I liked how strongly grounded in her faith Rose Mary was. She also gaines confidence as the story builds and manages to stick up for herself. I am a sucker for a character who gains confidence. Kevin and Rose Mary were adorable together, but I had a reservation when it came to Kevin. Rose Mary did a wonderful job of asserting herself, but Kevin place some pressures on her like her old boyfriend did in my opinion, at least at first. That lost him a few points. However I did love this ending. It was something I have seen before but the way it came about was new to me.

    Lelia's Longing - Lelia runs card shop. Due to events that happened at school, she isolates and doesn't trust easily. With the love of her family and a boy named Aden, she slowly comes out of her shell. This was very sweet. Perhaps my favorite of the three books, I felt Leila's struggles on a personal level. She goes through something that is very like a situation I have been through. The relationships she learns to have are so pure and beautiful. The ending made me tear up but I love the way it ended up tying to the other stories.

    Although slightly formulaic, the writing and pacing are absolutely perfect. It's engaging and comfortably keeps on.

    These books are so sweet. It is abundantly clear that the talent of writing runs through this family. These ladies took the Amish fiction genre and crafted three beautiful and unique stories in a world that is over abundantly predictable at times. It is also nice to see characters from the previous stories play roles in all three of the stories. We get to see how well they're doing either well the other tales are taking place or set shortly after.

    Not only did I learn more about Down Syndrome, I also learned completely new to me facts about the Amish. That's something I greatly value. What I value even more perhaps is the fact that through these three stories I felt my faith in love and God become reaffirmed.

    If you're looking for heartwarming tales, or are an avid fan of Wanda Brunstetter, The Brides of The Big Valley is not a collection of stories can be missed.

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