Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Amish Second Christmas (Four Novellas) by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Kathleen Fuller & Tricia Goyer

Book Description:  Celebrate Second Christmas, a treasured, lighthearted time of community, with four Amish romances. 

“When Christmas Comes Again” by Beth Wiseman
Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine  begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store. 
“Her Christmas Pen Pal” by Ruth Reid
Joy was expecting a wedding proposal from Henry; what she got instead was news of another woman. But when her heartfelt letter to a cousin ends up in the hands of a young cabinetmaker, an unexpected correspondence between two strangers gets interesting fast.
“A Gift for Anne Marie” by Kathleen Fuller
Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins. 
“The Christmas Aprons” by Tricia Goyer
Vanilla crumb pie has been Esther’s mem’s calling card for decades. But when Esther finally gets her hands on the secret recipe, she discovers that vanilla crumb pie is more than just dessert . . . it’s bachelor bait.
My Thoughts:  Christmas reads abound {so excited!}  I love the Christmas season and all the glitz and glitter that goes with this special holiday; however, I knew but never really thought about how the Amish view Christmas.  The Amish have a Second Christmas ... This second day is usually one of relaxation or visiting others. Christmas dinners are a special part of the celebration.  Now, these stories may make a little more sense knowing what a Second Christmas entails.
All of these are great short stories, each story is unique but each story deals with love and Christmas.  And each story centers around The Second Christmas~that special.meant.to.be.moment.  
The Christmas Aprons was laugh.out.loud funny!  How many ladies would love a recipe that was bachelor bait!  
And the sweet story of A Gift for Anne Marie makes the reader know that friends can be more than friends. And sometimes all it takes is a move to get things going.
When Joy is feeling rejected in Her Christmas Pen Pal this inspirational story brings hope and smiles for another love to begin.
When Christmas Comes Again begins with sadness.  But as the season wears on sadness is turned to happiness for a family who has seen too much grief.  A cute read of hope.
Ahh!  The joys of Christmas bound in one book of novellas! I love the "feels" and "smells" this read evokes of Christmases past and present!
It's not too early to begin your Christmas TBR pile! {Smile}  
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401689817

1 comment:

  1. I have to find out more about this book, I love those authors and have to read it! Great review!