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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: Amish Christmas at North Star

"One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania. Rebekah’s Babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas."

Amish Christmas in North Star contains 4 novellas by 4 different authors with each one focusing on one of Rebekah's Babies.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert

Chase Wellington finds a newspaper article about Rebekah's babies and his part time journalistic curiosity is aroused.  When he discovers one of the babies went missing he starts investigating.  His search leads him to Elle McCallister.  Could she be the missing Amish baby?

Mourning Star by Amanda Flower

A mysterious Amish man's death leads Eden Hochstetler and her friend Gina on an investigation.  Who is responsible? Isaac's nephew, and angry Englischer, or someone else?

In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall

When Kore's grandmother takes a serious fall, he has to return to home and face the girl who broke his heart.  To help a family in need, he and Savilla have to join forces.  Will he learn the truth about why she broke his heart?

Stars of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark

Andy left North Star to join an Amish settlement in Mississippi.  His little brother devises a scheme to bring him home for Christmas and while doing so greatly helps a local reclusive widower in greater ways than he imagined.

I love to read Amish fiction and every year I enjoy the holiday novellas that are written.  Amish Christmas at North Star was a great book.  It starts off at an Amish birthing center where one stormy December night 4 babies are born.  25 years later we get to follow their stories in each of these novellas.  Each of the stories had an interesting plot and well developed characters.  They all carried a great message of forgiveness.  All of the stories were tied together very nicely at the end.

The only thing that I found a little disappointing was that In the Stars was similar in plot to another story I have read by Cindy Woodsmall.  It had a bit of a different twist but the basic idea was the same.  If you have not read other books by her, you wouldn't even notice :)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.
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