Giveaway & Review: An Amish Christmas Gift

Three Amish Novellas

by Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, & Kelly Irvin

An Amish Christmas GiftThis is a fun collection for the Amish fiction fan to enjoy at the Christmas holidays! I had a great time reading all three novellas.

Naomi’s Gift by Amy Clipston was probably my favorite of the three. I just really felt for Naomi. My heart hurt for her and how Sadie gossiped about her. It set the tone for me to feel a lot of empathy for Naomi. I really liked Caleb and his daughter. They were also great characters. The attraction and connection between Naomi and Caleb was perfect. I had not read the series that this novella is connected to, but did not have any problem following along in the story.

I also liked An Unexpected Joy by Ruth Reid. Abigail really grated on my nerves at the beginning of this story. I know that she also annoyed Micah, her future love interest, as well. I thought the growth of their relationship was sweet and fun even if it did happen a little quickly. But I think that is just the nature of it being a novella. I enjoyed reading about Micah’s changing feelings for Abigail. His view of her certainly gets adjusted by the story’s end!

A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin had a lot of good tension in it between Frannie and Rocky. I loved the situation that they are in in this novella. Frannie’s aunt adds plenty of extra tension to the situation, as well, with the way she wants to push Joseph and Frannie together. This novella can stand alone, but it is also connected to the Amish of Bee County series, and it was fun to revisit these characters.

I enjoy these Amish novella collections. If you do, too, then I definitely recommend An Amish Christmas Gift as a book you will want to read.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to enter the giveaway on this blog post for your chance to win a copy of

An Amish Christmas Gift.


I am giving away a paperback copy of An Amish Christmas Gift.

Giveaway begins on 11/17/15 and ends on 11/23/15. Winner will be announced and will receive an email on 11/24/15, and will have one week to respond or a new name will be chosen. (US residents only due to shipping costs)

To enter:

  1. Comment with your name and email to earn an entry. Question for fun: Do you have a favorite book set at Christmas?
  2. For extra entries, please follow my blog and share about this giveaway. Let me know if you are a follower and if you shared to get credit.


An Amish Christmas GiftNaomi s Gift by Amy Clipston

Naomi has started to think that she isn t meant to find love, but she might receive more than she ever hoped for this Christmas.

Twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love, has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches a time of family, faith, and hope for many others Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family s quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down.

Amy Clipston can be found at: website, Twitter, Facebook

An Unexpected Joy by Ruth Reid

Abigail has driven other suitors away, but can Micah find a way to show her he cares?

Abigail Kemp has managed to frighten off every bu who s ever driven her home from a singing. Sure she will live to be an old maid, Abigail starts saving her money to buy a horse so she can at least have some independence.

Micah Zook is looking for a caregiver for his grandmother, and Abigail needs a new job. He never expected that Abigail would talk so much . . . or that his grandmother would keep finding ways to set the two of them up.

Despite Abigail s constant chatter, she and Micah become friends until Micah makes a decision that leaves Abigail feeling betrayed. With Christmas in their midst, can Micah find a way to reconcile with Abigail and to reveal what s on his heart?

Ruth Reid can be found on her website, blog, Facebook, and Goodreads.

A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin

Frannie Mast returns to Bee County for Christmas, but her heart stays back in Missouri with an Englisch farm boy.

Frannie knows her parents have the best of intentions when they send her back to Bee County, Texas, to live with her aunt Abigail and her husband Mordecai. After all, she knows nothing can come of a relationship with Rocky, the handsome but Englisch farmer boy back in Missouri. It s best to put those feelings aside, no matter how hard it is. But all bets are off when Rocky follows Frannie to Texas to plead his case. Could he be the Christmas gift to end all gifts?

You can connect with Kelly Irvin on her website and Facebook.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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35 Responses to Giveaway & Review: An Amish Christmas Gift

  1. Sonja says:

    I don’t have too many book sets for Christmas, but I would have to say the 12 Brides of Christmas. I do follow your blog and subscribe and I will go share it right now!
    sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  2. Sonja says:

    Reblogged this on Blogging For AncesTrees! and commented:
    Here is an interesting book!

  3. Rachel Lepree says:

    I don’t have any Christmas book sets but I did enjot The Christmas Pearl.

  4. The Polar Express is my favorite Christmas book. The Christmas Joy Ride is a very good book also.
    I am a follower and I will share on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest.

  5. Savurbks says:

    I am a follower and enjoy Debbie Macomber’s Angel series (Surely, Goodness and Mercy). Thanks!!

  6. Loretta Shumpert says:

    I don’t think I have a favorite, I just enjoy all the christmas stories…during the christmas season AND throughout the year I will pick a christmas book up and read it. Love those covers!

  7. Loretta Shumpert says:

    Sharing on fb 🙂

  8. Judy Burgi says:

    I too am a fan of Debbie Macomber’s Angel series. I also like her Mrs. Miracle series. But, I love all Christmas stories!
    Judy B judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am a follower of this blog and I shared about this contest on my FB page.

  9. D K Stevens says:

    I am a follower too.. I really enjoyed the 12 Brides of Christmas last year.

  10. I have more than one! LOL! I REALLY love CHRISTmas novellas (I hope they count) and I look forward to them coming out every year! I think one that is still dear to my heart is the first novella the introduced me to CHRISTmas novellas…”A Wreath of Snow”! It is AMAZING and even after all the books I’ve read between now and then I STILL remember it!!!!!!!

    Many Blessings, Amada (

  11. kim amundsen says:

    I don’t have a favorite book set. I follow your blog. Kim

  12. Merry says:

    I dont have a favorite but I am enjoying reading the Love Inspired Christmas stories lately Christmas book set. I follow your blog by e mail.

  13. Kim Hampton says:

    I am a follower and I shared on Facebook. I started a new tradition last year with my daughters, ages 3 and 9. Every night, beginning December 1st, we read a different Christmas book. I always save my favorite, Richard Scarry’s Best Christmas Book Ever, for Christmas Eve. My mom read that one to me every year when I was growing up, and I am lucky enough to still have the same copy to read to my girls. We discovered some great books last year, and I’m looking forward to finding even more for this year.
    Kim Hampton
    imaclogger23 at yahoo dot com

  14. susanlulu2013 says:

    Favorite book set – I love to read Amish Christian Fiction books over my school Christmas break. (I’m a teacher, so this puts me in a great, relaxing mood.) This book sounds wonderful, and would be a great addition to my reading library.
    Susan in NC

  15. I love reading the Amish Fiction books and started at the top row of my library and down to the 3rd row. This would be a sought after gift for Christmas. I found doing genealogy that I have many Mennonite ancestors. Sandy in Illinois.

  16. I don’t think I have a book set,but I love amish Christmas stories.I love all amish books.I am a follower and I also shared.

  17. I don’t have a particular Christmas set of books that I read before or during the Christmas season, but I try to get a few books or novellas by well-liked authors. I’m also not a big re-reader, so I like to see what’s new out there. I, also, don’t care if I don’t get to my Christmas themed reads by the holiday. I will read them any time of year. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I shared on FB and I still follow your blog. 🙂

  18. Christine Gilbert says:

    I like Christmas classics: A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi and A Visit from St. Nicholas

  19. Patty says:

    I really enjoyed the book Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot.

    I follow the blog via e-mail!

  20. I like to read the two Amish Christmas novels that Vannetta Chapman wrote, “A Simple Christmas” and “The Christmas Quilt”. The characters overlap from the first book to the second book, and it always makes me feel blessed. I follow your blog, I shared on Facebook and on Twitter. Thank you very much for the chance!

  21. Beth C says:

    I enjoy all Christmas themed books but I do not have a favorite set – I like them all!
    I am a follower.

  22. Christine K. says:

    I like Amish Christmas stories best and would love to add this to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win this book!

  23. Christine K. says:

    Just joined your e-mail blog. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

  24. Melody Durant says:

    I rarely reread a book. I love all Christmas love stories though!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

  25. Susie says:

    Christmas at Barncastle Inn (Romancing America Series) is my favorite.
    I am a follower. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  26. Susie says:

    I also shared your giveaway.
    seventysevensusieq AT yahoo DOT com

  27. heaton50 says:

    Love to win this book. Tammie and I like A Prairie Christmas Collection by Barbour. teshaw (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

  28. Charis Z. says:

    I can’t wait to read this!

  29. Martha Peace says:

    I don’t have a favorite Christmas book I love them all

  30. Martha Peace says:

    Can’t wait to read this one,

  31. Annie JC says:

    Wow! Great review and giveaway. There are so many Christmas stories I just adore! Recently, I fell in love with “An Endless Christmas” by Cynthia Ruchti. I also enjoy Amish stories, and would love to win this.

    I’m an email follower and I shared on FB under Annie JC, Twitter & Pinterest. Thanks! justcommonly[at]gmail[dot]com.

  32. Jan Hall says:

    Jan fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com I don’t have a favorite book that is set at Christmas.

  33. Elizabeth Dent says:

    A far as one set aside for Christmas , I don’t really have a certain one . hav just received The 12 Brides of Christmas , so. Guess I will be reading it .Britt I do follow your blog and think it is great .
    would very much love to win this book . Thanks

  34. Laurie Bergh says:

    I don’t have any book sets I’m hoping to get a set for Christmas though and I do subscribe to your blog. Shared fb also. l (dot) bergh (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  35. My favorite book which reminds me of Christmas is Jane Eyre. I can clearly remember sitting next to our Christmas tree reading it when I was in 6th grade. I cried and cried when her friend died.
    Karen Pollard

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