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Monday, December 8, 2014

Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Today is the 8th day of Christmas for my Christmas blog.   Hope you are progressing nicely on your Christmas activities.   There is always so much to do right around Christmas....baking, gifting, shopping, cleaning, partying, cooking, sending cards and letters, decorating, and being driven slightly insane.   And it's everything that comprises our worldly Christmas.

Today's review is about an Amish Christmas....a much slower paced Christmas until danger threatens.


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.

From My Perspective:

I don't read  a lot of books about the Amish, however, A Lancaster County Christmas, was a relaxing
and thoroughly enjoyable Christmas story.  The Characters were strongly developed and easy to relate to.   I truly enjoyed Mattie's wisdom and the love both Sol and CJ had for their ladies.  Danny was a too smart for his own good six year old and Zach was trying to become a man sooner rather than later.   Jamie was a mess emotionally due to a lack of real love from her father.    Together they made a team of respect and love for one another.

And wouldn't you know, neither the Amish family nor the English had all the answers.   Discoveries and things to think about were freely given in exchange and isn't that what the real meaning of Christmas is.   This was a very thought provoking story and very well written.   I enjoyed reading about these two very different families and the discoveries they each made during one very cold Christmas weekend.

I rated this Christmas read 5 Winks!   It was delightful!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.

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