Tuesday, February 5, 2013

An Amish Christmas - Book Review

An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, KellyLong, and Barbara Cameron was provided to me free in e-book format as part of the BookSneeze program of the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review here.

An Amish Christmas is a collection of four short stories similar to An Amish Kitchen I previously reviewed. Like An Amish Kitchen, An Amish Christmas has characters that are familiar because they are repeated in each of the novellas. The character’s lives overlap, but each story definitely focuses on the two main love interests.

These are great because they are quick and can be completed in one evening. My favorite was “Christmas Cradles” – Christmas Eve keeps midwife, Anna and her driver, Asa hopping! This one is none stop action! “A Miracle for Miriam” was very touching because I can totally understand how something said to an impressionable young girl can be carried with her into adulthood and affect her life long term.  “A Choice to Forgive” was also touching, but in a different way. A girl in love, a mysterious abandonment, deception, secrets and an old flame that returns… a moving combination! My least favorite was “One Child” – It was hard to relate to these people. Though I could understand Sarah and her husband’s grief, I was annoyed at the other couple’s totally self-absorption. I looked for a redeeming moment at the end and was disappointed.

All in all, this is a great book to curl up in front of the fire with on these cold Northern nights!

*Ü* Blessings,