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Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review~Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall

Christmas in Apple Ridge is a collection of three novels by author Cindy Woodsmall.  Two of them have been published previously-The Sound of Sleigh Bells and The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas is brand new!  Cindy Woodsmall is one of my favorite Amish authors-I even had the pleasure of meeting her!
The Sound of Sleigh Bells is the story of a second chance at love.  Beth Hertzler is afraid to love again after a tragedy.  Will artist Jonah, who created a beautiful carving that she admires, warm his way into her heart?  The Christmas Singing is another story of second chances-cake decorator Mattie returns home after three years away, to face her childhood sweetheart Gideon, who had broken off their engagement three years earlier.  Will she trust Gideon again, once she finds out the true reason behind their breakup?  The Dawn of Christmas tells the story of Sadie and Levi.  Sadie had her heart broken years earlier, and now devotes her time to missions trips to Peru, much to her parents disappointment.  She becomes friends with Levi, who after watching his older brother be abandoned by his wife, is not open to giving his heart to anyone. Can they both get past their fears and find love together?
All three of the novels in Christmas in Apple Ridge were wonderful, and what I really enjoyed is that they were all intertwined.  The same characters and locations were in all three novels, which was like reading a series!
Cindy Woodsmall  is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of ten works of fiction and one work of nonfiction, whose connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media and throughout Christian news outlets. She lives outside Atlanta with her family.  Her website is full of information about her books, recipes, and Amish life.  Click here to purchase Christmas in Apple Ridge.  Check it out for yourself by reading the first chapter.
*Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.

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