My favorite story was the last one, The Christmas Aprons by Tricia Goyer. Even though I am not Amish, I could relate to Esther, the main character, who struggles with shyness and low self esteem. When her mother finally shares her secret recipe for her famous vanilla pie with Esther to bake for an auction, the young man who buys it discovers just how special Esther is.
In A Gift for Ann Marie by Kathleen Fuller, Anne Marie and Nathaniel, life long best friends will soon be separated when Anne Marie's widowed mother remarries and moves the family to a different state. They both struggle with feelings that their friendship has developed into something more, but will they have the courage to tell each other before it's too late?
Her Christmas Pen Pal by Ruth Reid is a delightful story about a misdirected package with a letter, and the correspondence and friendship which develops as a result..
When Christmas Comes Again by Beth Wiseman is a bit different than your typical Amish story, as it does not focus on a romance; it is a story of a family reconciliation and healing.
An Amish Second Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, and Ruth ReidThe common thread through these 4 novellas is that each one includes the Amish custom of celebrating "Second Christmas", which is the day after Christmas, usually spent visiting friends, family, and neighbors.