Title: The Brides of Big Valley (3-in-1 Romance Novellas)
Authors: Wanda, Jean, & Richelle Brunstetter
Genre: Amish Fiction
Publishing Date: June 4, 2019
Length: 448 pages
About the Book:
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 experiencing the stories of three young women who search for faith and love within this special place. Deanna is a widow who sees her second chance of love slipping away. Rose Mary is at a point in life where she must choose the path of her faith and the right man to walk with her on it. Leila is burdened with family responsibilities and wonders when she will ever start a family of her own.
I’ve been a long-time fan of Wanda Brunstetter, so I was thoroughly excited when I discovered that she had a book releasing with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter. For three generations to share their writing under the same cover? I knew this was one I needed to check out.
Each of the stories in this book came in just under 150 pages. They were standalones that took place in the same community. They were also loosely connected by a few characters that would make guest appearances. Even though each story was written by a different author, it didn’t feel obvious. They flowed very well together to show glimpses of the community the characters lived in. I enjoyed my time spent in each of the stories. As someone with more personal taste for longer novels instead of shorter novellas, I admit that the stories felt short for me with more abrupt endings that I was expecting, but I also recognize that a lot of that comes with the territory.
Overall I enjoyed this book and would easily recommend to Amish fiction fans especially those who prefer novellas.
*I received a copy of this book from the author and Shiloh Run Press. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.