Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Book Review and Giveaway~An Amish Second Christmas
I love curling up with a good book any time of year, but especially in the cold weather. An Amish Second Christmas is perfect for lovers of Amish fiction and those who love Christmas! It contains four separate novellas, each around 100 pages. The four authors are some of the best authors in Amish fiction, in my opinion.
A little about each novella:
*When Christmas Comes Again, by Beth Wiseman: Katherine and her family have recently lost their husband and father, so this Christmas will be difficult. When a stranger gives her pictures of her late husband, she wonders what this Christmas will have in store.
*Her Christmas Pen Pal, by Ruth Reid: Joy has had her heart broken by her beau Henry. When she sends a letter to her cousin about her heartache, it accidentally ends up in the hands of a young, single Amish cabinetmaker. They begin corresponding, and sparks fly!
*A Gift for Anne Marie by Kathleen Fuller: Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were young. There has been no romance between them. When Anne Marie learns she must move to another state, she realizes she has feelings for Nathaniel. Does he feel the same?
*The Christmas Aprons by Tricia Goyer: Esther is new to the Amish community in Montana. When she gets her mother's prized recipe for Vanilla Crumb Pie, she quickly learns that it is 'bachelor bait.' She doesn't want to stay in Montana, but what if she finds true love?
I loved each of these novellas-they were wonderful, and very quick reads. What was unique about this collection was the stories centered on the Amish tradition of second Christmas-the day after Christmas for visiting with friends and loved ones. Along with the wonderful stories, also included in An Amish Second Christmas is yummy recipes from the stories and a Reading Group Guide. You can purchase An Amish Second Christmas at Amazon.
Author Tricia Goyer has graciously offered a copy of An Amish Second Christmas to one of my readers!! To enter, leave a comment below letting me know your favorite Christmas tradition. I will accept entries through 12/14-this is a quick one! I will draw the winner on 12/15 and notify via email. So-you MUST leave your email address in your comment!! Good Luck!