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The Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Home - and the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope.

Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.

Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door n
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Published December 18th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Elishia
ARC provided by Netgalley - Thomas Nelson Publishers

I've been trying to find some Amish fiction to read lately as I find their way of living interesting so was happy when I came across this anthology.
Usually when I read an anthology not all of the stories are good but with this book they were. They are centred around one Amish community and based on different types of love with the help of a few family recipes. I was a bit worried when I saw the glossary at the beginning but I think this only ad
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Rhonda Gayle
wow! not one, not two, but three of my favorite Amish authors get together and create a wonderful set of novellas centered around the Amish kitchen, indeed the "heart of the home". I was enthralled as I read "A Taste of Faith", "A Spoonful of Love", and "A Recipe for Hope", I was transformed and found myself sitting in the warm Amish kitchens. I was rooting for Fern, the healer who uses her herbs to help the community, to find love. I was anxiously hoping for Eve and her mamm, Rosemary, to make ...more
Brandi
I loved all three stories in this book. They were heart-warming and easy to read.
First, I really liked the character of Fern. I could relate to her in many ways.
Second, I liked the main characters in this one. I was happy about how things were going for Stephen in Paradise, though I was a bit troubled by him burning Lillian's letter. It almost felt like he was trying to block out that part of his life rather than truly coming to terms with it.
The third story was quite interesting. I love th
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Tarissa
This makes a nice addition to my bookshelf. Not my favorite type of book, but it was sweet enough. The book features 3 stories (each written by a different author). Here are some quick thoughts on each story.

"A Taste of Faith" by Kelly Long
The story of Fern Zook, a young woman who lives with her grandmother, who teaches her about medicinal, herbal remedies. It is a charming enough story of the romance that buds between Fern and one of the young men in her Amish community.

"A Spoonful of Love" by
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Laura
Title: AN AMISH KITCHEN
Authors: Kelly Long, Amy Clipston, and Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
December 2012
ISBN: 978-1401685676
Genre: Amish

The Amish kitchen is the heart of the home—and the ideal setting for these three stories of love and hope.

A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long – Faith Zook is learning healing from her grossmammi. But she is ill-prepared when Abram Fisher started bringing his young siblings to her for treatment during his parents absence. Abram has never noticed her before, and
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Brenda
This book encompasses two of my favorite types of books Amish fiction and short stories. "An Amish Kitchen" is comprised of three short stories written by three of today's premiere Amish fiction authors.

The first story is a "Taste of Faith" written by Kelly Long. Twenty year old Deborah Zook has been living with her grandmother Esther Zook since the age of five when her parents died of the flu. She has a love for tending flowers and herbs and her grandmother has the wish to see her trained in he
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Tima
Three stories set in a close-knit Amish community. All three stories center around love and the heart of the home, the kitchen.
Story 1 - Fern heals with herbs, but doesn't have a remedy for the love she longs to share with a husband. But when a handsome man knocks on her door needing help she isn't quite sure what to do.
Story 2 - Hannah runs a bed and breakfast for her parents. A lifelong crush has recently shown an interest in her, but a tenant holds more appeal. Will she be able to choose wis
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Aly Abell
An Amish Kitchen is a collection of three novellas by three different authors of Amish fiction. The are set in the same community at around the same time, and several of the characters make appearances in more than one of the novellas.

All of the stories center around love, though not always romantic love. Family love such as between siblings or between parents and children also receives much attention.

I chose this collection because I've enjoyed Beth Wiseman's full-length Amish novels and wanted
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Lynda
The town of Paradise Pennsylvania was a close-knit Amish community, strong in its faith, community togetherness and simple way of life.

With his parents gone for a month, twenty-three-year-old Abram Fisher was responsible for his younger siblings and totally unprepared for the upcoming troubles he had to face. It was not long before the children required neighbouring Fern Zook’s care bringing Abram and Fern together slowly dependent on each other and drawing on their faith in times of need and s
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DJ
Sep 23, 2014 DJ rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Amy Clipston consented to write a novella for An Amish Kitchen; she joins Beth Wiseman and Kelly Long – both well-known authors – in this endeavor.

This is such a great story… I have to admit, I totally identified with Hannah’s mother, who was worried about Hannah and Stephen being alone together – in the Inn, as well as anywhere else.

And when Jason shows interest and asks her if he can take her to the next singing, it seemed to me that Jason’s and Hannah’s mothers had probably had a hand in it;
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Jessica Krall
This book is a collection of three stories centered around the love and faith of Amish families. It reminds me of simpler times and is very well written. It is a fast read and the level of detail is just righr--enough to pull you into the story with vivid descriptoon and hold your attention throughout but not overly so. Although the plots were predictable I still found myself quite intetested in the outcomes of each character. I didnt realize there wrre 3 stories until the first was finished and ...more
Kathryn
This seems like the perfect book to brighten a winter day!
Rachel Brand
"A Taste of Faith" by Kelly Long ~ I've never disliked one of Kelly's stories, and this one is no exception. I enjoyed the details about Fern's herbal remedies, her relationship with her mother, and Abram's struggle to keep up with all of his younger siblings. These elements all made the story feel unique, despite its shortness. That said, this is the shortest story in the collection and it did feel like a lot happened in a very short space of time. I felt like another 20 or so pages could have ...more
Loraine
SUMMARY: Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.

Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance—until mistrust threatens to end the growing attraction.

Nearby, Hann
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Kristin
I was so excited that I snagged this book from Booksneeze. I really wanted to read it and had in fact already pre-ordered this book as it looked like something I would enjoy—I certainly enjoy other Amish tales from these authors so I was sure it would be well worth a pre-order! I was right! This set of 3-in-one novellas is fantastic and the recipes in the back of the book look fantastic! As a matter of fact—I have “Rosemary’s Kaffi Cake” in the oven as I type up this review!

About the Story:
A Ta
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Maureen Timerman
Three wonderful Amish stories to draw you in:
A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long
A Spoonful of Love by Amy Clipston
A Recipe For Hope by Beth Wiseman

The first by Kelly Long, is about a girl who is very talented with healing, but very little self esteem. She has been put down by others, and feels she is to ugly and fat to ever have a husband.

The second by Amy Cliptson is about forgiveness. A sin is a sin, God forgives us. We just need to ask, but the hardest part is forgiving ourselves. This one is abou
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Virginia
An Amish Kitchen is a collection of novellas set around Paradise, Pennsylvania. The first novella is A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long and is the story of Fern and her grandmother. Both are homeopathic doctors to their small Amish community. For major issues/illnesses they refer to a doctor in the nearby town. Fern treats a member of the Fisher family and seems to notice Abram Fisher as if for the first time. She knows he wouldn't ever notice her but still her heart flips at the sound of his voice. ...more
Sarah
You don’t have to be Amish to know that life sometimes really does revolve around the kitchen – family gatherings, lunches with children, births…..did I say births well if you want to know more you’ll have to get your own copy of this three in one novella that is written by some of the top authors in Amish fiction. The stories all intertwine to some extent and you’ll feel as if you really know these characters by the end of the book and the whole book just flows with seemingly no breaks, which m ...more
Robin
Amish Kitchen

Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston & Kelly Long

Book Description: The Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Home – and the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope. Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into F
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Tina
The old saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home certainly proves to be true in this inspiring collection by three highly acclaimed authors of Amish fiction. Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston and Kelly Long unite to provide readers with three uplifting tales of Amish life - all focusing on the importance of family and faith, as well as the power of love.

As an undeniable fan of Amish fiction as well as each individual author, I couldn't wait to get this book! And I have to say that I was defini
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Anastacia
An Amish Kitchen is three mini novellas. Each is a separate story, but the other characters are briefly mentioned in each story. There is also a reader's guide & lots of Amish recipes at the end of the book which would be lots of fun to try - if I were a better cook!

The first story is about Fern, an Amish healer, the second is about Hannah, who runs her family's bed and breakfast while taking care of aging parents, and the third, the longest one in the book, is about Eve and her extended fam
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Lynnea
I received this book on my nook by Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The subtitle is Three Sweet Stories to Nourish Your Soul. But it isn't just that; it also includes a reading group guide, recipes from the three novellas, as well as the herbal remedies used by Fern Zook, one of the characters, who finds her way into each story. But please note that the three stories are independent of each other.

The first novella, A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long, uses Fern Zook as the m
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Debbie
"An Amish Kitchen" by Beth Wiseman and Amy Clipston and Kelly Long

"An Amish Kitchen" gets 5 stars from me.

"An Amish Kitchen" is a collection of three different stories which take place within the Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania along with a reading group guide, a short collection of home remedies, and Amish recipes. The three authors are Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston and Kelly Long.

I wanted to read this book because it was the next book up for discussion for my online book club. I have
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Mandolin
A Taste of Faith
Long, Kelly
Fern has learned the art of herbal healing from her Mammi, who raised her since the death of her parents when she was a little girl. From the wealth of her garden, Fern supplies the Amish community with remedies for minor aches and pains that trouble the body. But when it comes to matters of the heart, especially her own, Fern is left a little bewildered. She's attracted Abram Fisher, the confirmed bachelor son of a neighboring farmer, and can't help but wish that she
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Brittany
An Amish Kitchen was an enjoyable read. It is a compilation of three stories written by Kelly Long, Amy Clipston and Beth Wiseman. All are set in the town of Paradise, PA and have characters in common.

In the first story, A Taste of Faith, Abram is left with the care of his younger siblings for a month while his parents have been called away. He finds himself attracted to Deborah, known as Fern, who works as a healer in their district. Abram has negative views about marriage and Fern has been hur
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Ionia
An Amish Kitchen is a compilation of three, very sweet novellas. I enjoyed reading this book. I have to admit, that I struggled a little at first with the unfamiliar dialect, but there is a reference in the front of the book to help with that.

The stories are about various things--hope,forgiveness and confidence through the Lord being three of the main themes. I personally liked the final story in the book, by Beth Wiseman the most. There was just something about the way unexpected things happen
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Tammy
Mar 05, 2013 Tammy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Tammy by: BOOKsneeze
First off, I love books about the Amish and the simple lives that they lead, so this book was right up my alley. This book is actually three short stories all combined into one book.

In the first story, called "A Taste of Faith" written by Kelly Long, Fern who raises herbs with her grandmother and uses them for healing purposes is visited by their neighbor Abram who is left in charge of all his brothers and sisters while his parents are away visiting a sick relative. Fern has once decided that s
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Kristin (These Pretty Words)
Originally posted on These Pretty Words.

A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long
I have read two other Amish fiction compilations with works provided by Kelly, and in the past her story has always been my least favorite. This time, her words reached me in a way they haven’t before, and A Taste of Faith has become my absolute favorite piece of Amish fiction.

A Taste of Faith is the unexpected romance between earthy, loving Fern and bachelor Abram. Believing he knows what love is, and that he wants nothing t
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Marcy
I LOVED all three books in this collection. I also like how it has a ton of Amish recipes and Herbal/homeopathic remedies in the back of the book. I really like how the books are all about the same community and intertwine the same characters into each book. I was also surprised that the last book was not a traditional romance, boy and girl falling in love, it was a mother and daughter falling in love and growing closer, super sweet and heart warming.

Book 1: A Taste of Faith by Kelly Long. Fern,
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Michelle
The novellas in this book are as enchanting as any Amish romance that I have read, of course they are written by three authors which includes one of my favourites for Amish fiction and that is Beth Wiseman.

Each of the stories is based in Paradise, Pennsylvania and are three completely separate stories, although characters from each of the novellas are mentioned in the others they don't play any major role in any story other than their own.

The book also contains a glossary of terms, some traditio
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