Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review)

  • Hardcover: 208 pages

  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2011)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719951

  • Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

    Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.

    Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

    With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

    My Review:

    I enjoyed reading this Amish Christmas book. It was good to revisit some of the same characters from this author's Amish series and to meet some new ones. The characters and plot were well developed and interesting. It is not a cookie cutter Amish book. The author does a good job of balancing the English and Amish couple. I liked how Mattie and Jaime ended up learning from each other. It captured my attention and held it throughout the book. I was sad when it was over. I hope she does another book with these characters. Recommended. :)

    About the author:
    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, and A Lancaster County Christmas, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of an Internet radio show called Amish Wisdom, and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

    Stay connected by reading Suzanne's blog, following on Facebook and Twitter.

    Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

    Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.

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