by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid
This is a sweet collection of novellas that will help readers usher in the Christmas season. The stories were short enough to make for a quick read, but long enough to help me connect to the characters.
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman – I enjoyed the humor of this lighthearted story. The grandmother provided quite a few fun moments and the romances were sweet, too. This was an uplifting story.
The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston – Although I really enjoy this author’s writing, I was afraid that I might not like this story simply because I knew that the main character was freshly grieving. But, the author pulled off a beautiful and heartfelt story. I loved the flashbacks!
Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin – This novella is set in Bee County, Texas and can stand alone even though it is part of a series. Since I have read the series, I was thrilled to return to this community. I thought the author did an excellent job of conveying David’s confusion and Molly’s heartache, making for an extremely interesting story.
Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid – I enjoyed the interactions between Ellie and Ezra in this fish out of water story. These two people from different worlds seemingly shouldn’t find themselves drawn together, or should they? I liked how this novella highlighted the power of prayer.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman
Three generations of Stoltzfus women are living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, are widows. Each woman is nursing a broken or lonely heart until three men rent the daadi haus for a month, and the women find themselves with potential sutiors. Secrets are revealed and hearts are opened, but will all the women find love?
The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston
Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.
Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin
As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discover: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?
Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid
When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?
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