Upon a Spring Breeze

Upon a Spring Breeze After a devastating winter a spring breeze promises than new flowers It promises a new chance at love Bess Weaver twenty and expecting her first child is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved

  • Title: Upon a Spring Breeze
  • Author: Kelly Irvin
  • ISBN: 9780310348054
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises than new flowers It promises a new chance at love.Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she s burying him after a tragic accident Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an EngliAfter a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises than new flowers It promises a new chance at love.Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she s burying him after a tragic accident Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch owned bed and breakfast even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb s death and his long standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy s beautiful mother as well.When a close knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love

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  • Kelly Irvin

    Kelly Irvin s newest series, Every Amish Series, began with the debut of Upon a Spring Breeze, in April The second book, Beneath the Summer Sun, will debut in January 2018 It is a four book series published by Zondervan HarperCollins Christian Publishing This follows the Amish of Bee County series, The Saddle Maker s Son, released in June 2016 It is an ECPA bestseller It follows The Bishop s Son, and the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Beekeeper s Son, which earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly The reviewer called it a beautifully woven masterpiece The Beekeeper s Son was a finalist in the romance category of the 2016 ACFW Carol Awards Contest Kelly has novellas in The Amish Christmas Gift and The Amish Marketplace, both of which were also ECPA bestsellers She is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Amish Amish series The first series includes To Love and To Cherish, A Heart Made New, and Love s Journey Home, published by Harvest House The New Hope Amish series includes Love Still Stands, followed by Love Redeemed, which was an ACFW Carol Award finalist, and A Plain Love Song.Kelly has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of MineThe Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and ACFW s San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso.She worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for 22 years before retiring earlier this year Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty eight years They have two young adult children and have two grandchildren In her spare time, she likes to write short stories, read books by her favorite authors, and looks forward to visits with her grandchildren.

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  • Upon a Spring Breeze is book one in the Every Amish Season series. Kelly Irvin writes a beautiful,emotional Amish book here. At 20 years old Bess is on top of the world. Newly married and pregnant ,life couldn't get better. Then, as she's making stew for her husband one evening she get's the news of his death. After her son is born he looks just like her late husband and coupled with her exhaustion and her babies colic she has a very hard time dealing with it. Her hormones are out of whack becau [...]


  • But you believe. It doesn't mean one has all the answers. No one as all the answers. Otherwise, we wouldn't need faith. Faith is believing despite not having all the answers. When tragedy strikes, you want the answer of why. Bess after losing her husband Caleb in a terrible accident struggles with the why. Their young marriage was solid and so full of hope and with the a baby on the way, full of promise. This sweet story is placed in my own state of Missouri and in the town of Jamesport which a [...]


  • This is a story of loss and trying to go on with your life. Bess was a young Amish women who growing up had friends like Caleb and Aidan. Aidan loved Bess secretly growing up but loved his best friend Caleb as well. Caleb started courting Bess and married he.r Bess was expecting a child when Adian asked Caleb to go to town with him and there was a accident with a truck that killed Caleb. Bess's love for Caleb was hard for her to go on with out him Aidan blamed himself for the death of his best f [...]


  • Upon a Spring Breeze is the first book in the Every Amish Season series by Kelly Irvin. This cover is so beautiful so I really hate to say what I need. So, I'm just going to say it—these people are hateful. Every single person in this story except the newborn baby and the sister-in-law are snotty. I mean, the newborn was very colicky so I guess even it was an unpleasant little thing.Controlling and abrasive would describe every character in this book. I almost considered that the author may lo [...]


  • Kelly Irvin's new book takes us into the corners of a young Amish widow's life after tragedy has slammed her into a new reality. I found the book to be a very honest telling of the emotional process a young widow and new mother must go through when experiencing such loss and joy in close succession. I found it interesting that Bess got more help through a group of widows in the community than from her husband's family, but of course they were all dealing with the loss of their son as well as oth [...]


  • A lovely cover and a bittersweet story. Overall, I enjoyed this story. Parts of it were pretty rough, though. I did like the MCs, Aidan and Bess, and most of the other characters too. I liked Jennie, the MC of the next book, so I will read the next book in this series.


  • Beautiful story that perfectly fits this gorgeous cover. I love Kelly Irvin's novellas in the Amish anthologies, and was pleased to find that she doesn't disappoint with her novels.


  • Kelly Irvin writes a story that keeps your attention from page one!Kelly writes a story of friendship, love, loss, despair, finding your way again and loving again.Bess and Caleb Weaver had only been married a year. She was expecting their first child but, before the child was born, Caleb was killed in a terrible buggy accident. His best friend Aiden Graber, also friends with Bess since childhood, made Caleb a promise to care for his wife and child.Bess is so heartbroken over the loss of her hus [...]


  • Upon a Spring Breeze is the first in the series of An Amish Season by Kelly Irvin Bess Weaver is happy and excited knowing that any day her wonderful husband and herself will welcome their first beautiful baby into thier family, after only being married such a short time they are truly blessed. They have loved each other a lifetime it seems, grown up together, then married and now are waiting their beloved first baby. Then tragedy stricks and Bess must try to make sense of her life when life mak [...]


  • I picked this book up to read a bit late in the evening and then could not put it down. In Bess Weaver, Irvin has created a heroine who has great difficulties thrown at her at young age. Just 20, she is suddenly a widow with motherhood following close behind. Her once strong faith is tested and her place in her community is threatened as she makes decisions that are not expected of an Amish woman in an attempt to cope with grief and postpartum depression. It is her story that is both touching an [...]


  • For over a third of this book I could feel my heart in my throat, this poor girl, and whom does she live with, her deceased husbands family. The story is about Bess Weaver coming to terms with her lot in life, does she make all the right decisions, of course not, but she is human, and you would not want to walk in her shoes.This a story of her journey to a semblance of a normal life, of course what is normal for one may not be for another, but we walk in her shoes. I loved the little one, and he [...]


  • This was another sweet Amish story to which I really enjoyed. I would definitely read this again and recommend to friends.


  • you will love a upon a spring breeze. I couldn't put it down. I feel there could be more from this story .hope u get your copy. it's very good book.


  • BACK OF THE BOOK BLURBAfter a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers . . . It promises a new chance at love.Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she's burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast-even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long wi [...]


  • “No one knows until she sets foot on our road how she will react. We all like to think we’ll be strong. We have faith. We believe. Then that unthinkable thing happens and we’re tested.” (34)Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is the first of her Every Amish Season series, as well as my first full novel of the author's. And I can tell you, it won't be my last. The imagery of a devastating and tragic winter ends, and when Spring arrives, new life blooms stir readers' hearts. “Take joy in [...]


  • Monday, April 17, 2017Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin, © 2017Every Amish Season, Book 1Such a beautiful visual cover! Ready to open up and begin readingI so enjoyed the Amish of Bee County series by this author and am ready for this new series that will contain F*O*U*R novels. We will be meeting the Weaver and Graber families featured in Jamesport, Missouri.~*In Upon a Spring Breeze, the first book in my new Amish romance series, Every Amish Season, Bess Weaver’s first step in healing aft [...]


  • The higher power has lead another author to send me a message through their writing; this time it was Kelly Irvin and her new book "Upon a Spring Breeze". Kelly Irvin wrote exactly how a person can react when experiencing grief of a partner.There is a purpose for every season that happens in a year AND that is true with our lives too; we go through seasons ourselves. Lessons and trials both good and bad that happen in our lives and are to be a learning point for us.Like the main character Bess W [...]


  • This was a very emotional story! I found my reactions flip-flopping all over the place as Bess had to deal with one worry after another. It was tough to watch her grieve her husband and sink into depression after the birth of her child. I found myself so frustrated with the way her familiy and most of the community expected her to bounce right back, accept everything, and be fine. It was very tough to read about that in the book. However, it did make for a very nice contrast to the way a select [...]


  • have never read an Amish novel that was out and out mean, but Upon a Spring Breeze is one of those books that leaves the reader mad at nearly every character. I get that in the Amish world, a woman's place is next to a man's, and that men are heads of their households. But the men in this book missed the part in Ephesians that says the men should love the women as Christ loved the church. I do understand that the author was trying to set up her story to show what Bess was going through in her em [...]


  • As I've said time and time again, being a part of The Fiction Guild's Elite Reader Program is such an honor for me.  I am often provided with books to read (which I love to do) and the only requirement is that I have to share a report after I've read the book. As far as I'm concerned, it's a winning arrangement for me and my mother, who loves anything written about the Amish. Today's book is Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin, and here's my mother, Gloria's review: This is book #1 in An Ever [...]


  • Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, Zondervan, for free to read and review through the blogger review program at BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.Bess Weaver at the age of twenty found out just how quickly life can change. One moment she is preparing stew for her beloved Caleb and contemplating the birth of their first child, when sudden [...]


  • Bess is a young woman who is happy and carefree until a tragedy strikes. I thought the author did a great job of walking Bess through grief and allowing readers to feel her pain and sorrow. My heart went out to Bess immediately because she had so much to deal with. Can you imagine being twenty and your life shattered before your eyes? Bess is a strong character with burdens that can be overwhelming at times. Aidan is a very humble man who wants nothing more than to care for Bess and her child. I [...]


  • Before I read this book I did something I don't normally do. I read other readers reviews. This seemed to be a love it or hate it book, and some of the reviews were really negative. This made me a bit hesitant to read the book but onward I went and delved into the story.This book isn't about a happy go lucky Amish woman but one who goes through all the emotions after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. With this in mind, I didn't expect the book to be full of sunshine and roses and i [...]


  • Upon A Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is first book in An Every Amish Season Novel series. Bess Weaver is twenty years old and has been married for a year to Caleb. Bess is pregnant with their first child. They have been living with Caleb’s parents while Caleb builds their home. Bess is waiting for Caleb to return home after spending the day helping his best friend, Aidan Graber. Bess hears the door and expects Caleb to come walking through it. Instead, it is Aidan with a troubled, distraught ex [...]


  • When I initially selected this book, I thought the premise on the back was interesting. A young widowed woman with a young child, while a friend of hers must overcome the growing feelings he has for this young Amish mother.In addition, I did like the cover on the book. Very cheery and colorful. But that's about all I really liked about the book.For me, I found the characters within not very interesting and it didn't have a lot of depth. However, I could blame that on my recent completion of read [...]


  • Kelly's books are always so well written and so enjoyable to read. I find that with each one of her books I always learn something new and this book is a great start to a new series that is set in Jamesport, Missouri.Bess Weaver is a 20 year old widow who gives birth to her deceased husband Caleb's son Joshua. She lives with her in laws whom seem strict and overbearing at times. Mattie her mother in law suffers from dementia and also can't get over the grief of losing her precious son.Bess's str [...]


  • This is the first book of Kelly Irvin's that I've read. It was delightful! In the first few pages I was drawn into the characters and instantly connected with them. Bess tragically loses her husband in an accident and is expecting a baby. Bess has her baby shortly after the death of her husband and she is suffering the blues that many mothers have after the birth of a baby. I've read many Amish fiction books but this is the first one that I've read that covers Post Par-tum Depression and Alzheim [...]


  • From the very beginning the story had my attention. I had a feeling it wouldn't be a "perfect life" amish story. Crisis from the beginning. Even though I've never experienced the things Bess did I could imagine how she must be feeling because of the way the author wrote about her character. Tons of detail in character development. However, there were so many people I had a hard time keeping track of them all. I felt like the story jumped from situation to situation so rapidly; I had a hard time [...]


  • I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. I was not required to give a favorable revview. All thoughts are my own. I have read other books from Kelly and this was another wonderful story. Bess and Caleb were friends from youth and so was their friend Aidan. Bess and Caleb married and were about to have their first child when tragedy struck and he was killed and left her with the loss of her husband and the upcoming birth of her child. They were living with his parents while they wer [...]


  • Upon a Spring Breeze has a lovely cover that does not convey the angst inside. At the very beginning Bess suffers the loss of her husband of only one year. She is also one month away from delivering their first baby. She struggles throughout the novel with her loss and her place in the Amish community. She also questions God and why he would allow this to happen. Clearly shown is how the Plain people pull together in a crisis but also how women are supposed to submit to the men. Bess has a hard [...]


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