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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.

GIVEAWAY!!!

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!



27 comments:

Mandy Kauffman said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is visiting The Christmas Village in Philadelphia with my little ones, where we each pick out an ornament to hang on the tree. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Maureen said...

My favorite holiday tradition is baking homemade treats with my young daughter. We play Christmas songs, make a ton of holiday cookies and cakes to share with family and friends and simply enjoy being together!

Yvie Field said...

We go Christmas caroling every year. It's the best! We also do a lot of baking - as evidenced on our own page. :)

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Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is spending Christmas Eve with all of our family. Having dinner, laughs, opening gifts and playing games. On Christmas day it's just my husband and child spending the day together at home. We make sure to read the birth of Jesus from the Bible.
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Mary Bertsch said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking Christmas cookies. beautywithmary@gmail.com

Amy Tebow said...

Our favorite tradition is picking each child out a special ornament each year.

Kathy Anderson said...

Everyone who is going on summer vacation (including kids) get to put what destination (within the US) into a hat and we draw on Christmas Eve....so much fun! cheapchick1517@gmail.com

Jackie said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is our Christmas morning breakfast. After opening gifts, we have a big breakfast. It's our family time before leaving the house for the day to visit relatives.
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emeraldmaz said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is seeing what Santa left in our stockings. At our house Santa is a very funny guy! He likes to give goofy little things like a can of Spam...makes it the perfect way to wake up, everyone taking turns to see what Santa has brought them.

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Darlene said...

Our favorite tradition is having everyone from our family at our house for Christmas.

dfraley3 said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is taking the grandkids out to see Christmas lights and then stopping somewhere afterwards for pizza.

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Anonymous said...

We go to a local farm, watch Santa come in on a helicopter then drive thru the Christmas lights there,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Christy Maurer said...

We love driving around to look at pretty Christmas lights every year.
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Rebecca Xavier said...

We love to go to Christmas eve service.
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Debbie Lewis said...

We like to take the grandchildren to see the live nativity scene at the church and then drive thru the park to look at the lights

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kathy dalton said...

My favorite family tradition is going to midnight mass then going to denny's for breakfast afterward

blew415 said...

We put up the tree on thanksgiving

helpful heather said...

We always have Christmas dinner then open gifts

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Nichol Tone said...

We all wearing matching pj's on christmas eve

Holly said...

Going to Koziar's Christmas Village!

Madalyn Haire said...

On Christmas Eve, We sprinkle Reindeer food on the lawn instead of leaving milk & cookies for Santa, to attract the Reindeer to stop on our lawn.

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Danielle jones said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is taking my son to visit the Opry Land Hotel to look at the Christmas lights. My parents used to take me when I was a child and to me it always seemed like a magical place to go.

Barbara said...

My daughter is 14 and we bake cookies and treats together every since she was able to walk :)

Crystal Rose said...

I like decorating cookies with my daughter.

Rebecca W. said...

We read Scripture and own our presents on Christmas eve. Michael_weiss@hotmail.com