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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: An Amish Christmas


Enjoy this Amish Christmas bestseller with an additional new novella from romance author Kelly Long.
"Christmas Cradles" by Kelly Long -- When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local Amish midwife in Paradise, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers' quilts, and the help from resourceful and strong Asa Lapp, whose job it is to get Anna through a dangerous blizzard to complete her midwifery rounds.
“A Miracle for Miriam” by Kathleen Fuller: This Christmas, Miriam must decide whether to guard herself or accept the love of a man who once broke her heart.
“A Choice to Forgive” by Beth Wiseman: Lydia, a widow who has given up on love, is shocked when Daniel-- a past love-- returns to the Order, and her life.
“One Child” by Barbara Cameron: This snowy Lancaster Christmas Eve will see two couples’ lives changed by the birth of one child.

I enjoy reading Amish fiction and had read books from a few of these authors before, so I was glad to have an opportunity to review An Amish Christmas.  I didn't realize when I chose the book that I had already read A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman, but since I had read it before and enjoyed it, I didn't mind at all reading it again.  Each of the four stories are novellas (short novels)  whose stories are centered around the hoilday theme and the characters are linked to the  characters in the other novels.  The stories were heartwarming and uplifting and made for a quick and easy read.  The stories were not just "typical" Amish fiction, each one was unique.  My favorite of the four was Christmas Cradle.  
The downside to reading the shorter novels is that they end all too quickly.  There is not the same amount of character or story development as you would get in a full length novel.  To me it seems as though you are just getting to the point where you are very engrossed in the story and it's over.  Overall I think that An Amish Christmas was very well done and would recommend it to those that enjoy Amish Fiction.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of An Amish Christmas for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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