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 to bring us a collection of stories centered around the biblical Fruit of the Spirit:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22–23
Amish Front Porch Stories: 18 Short Tales of Simple Faith and Wisdom by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter is the result of the creative efforts of a trio of women with a definite talent for the written word.
The Brunstetter women explore multiple themes in these stories. I appreciated
that the authors worked the translation of the Pennsylvania Dutch into the dialogue rather than using a glossary. I also liked that each story ended with an appropriate Bible verse.
The Brunstetter women have once again penned an excellent collaboration. I enjoyed each of the stories and give this collection 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to fans of Christian fiction, especially Amish fiction.
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.
Publication Date: November 1, 2019