Heartwarming and satisfying - this book will make you feel GOOD! It is not the typical Amish Fiction, but a very unusual tale of an encounter of an Amish family and an English couple. It is evident that God had His hand on these characters and the unexpected way their paths cross. Each of these ladies has a deep need, and gives much needed support and concern to the other. The men are embroiled in a life-threatening situation which bonds them for life. This is a wonderful story to read during the Christmas season, but would be just as good to read anytime at all.
You can't beat the price - so grab a copy for yourself and a friend - makes a great gift. When you close this book, you will be left with a warm and happy heart. It's a truly "feel good" story.
Purchased as a gift for my daughter. She told me she LOVED the book, in fact went home and read it from cover to cover!!! I am always happy with all that I purchase from CBD! That's why I keep coming back, and do all my Christmas and gift shopping here. :)
A stirring story that all takes place in just a few days' time but made an impact on both the characters and this reader. Expertly told from varying viewpoints, Fisher succeeded in drawing me in quickly and keeping a hold on my attention until the very last glorious page. There's a timeless quality to this tale -- filled with heartache and peppered with gentle humour. In fact, I was profoundly affected by Mattie's epiphany towards the end of the book. My 'aha' moment paralleled hers. I love it when a book speaks to me like that. It's a precious gift from author to reader.
Fisher has done an amazing job of conveying the spiritual magic that is Christmas. A definite must read.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Have you ever seen the movie For Richer or Poorer with actors Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley? If so, you may be familiar with the initial premise of A Lancaster County Christmas, of a couple with a troubled marriage who end up in Amish country and are forever changed.
But this book is so much better, so much more satisfying than the movie.
Fisher has woven together a rich story, a story of new beginnings for characters Jaime, C.J., Sol, Mattie, Zach. As they all learn to look at the world through each others eyes, they also experience the touch of God through his promises, his faithfulness. The pacing is swift as the story is revealed layer upon layer, engaging the reader with subplots of marriage troubles, rebellious teens, cultural clashes, struggles to get pregnant. I found the book difficult to put down, and was not only entertained but found myself challenged in my own faith, especially in the character of Mattie and her tendency to worry and her journey towards peace, as worry is something I have struggled with myself in life. I was equally inspired by the simple life of the Amish with the security of family and community to surround them.
A Lancaster County Christmas is a beautiful story, written with great skill. Readers who enjoy Amish fiction will love this Christmas story, and will walk away feeling their time was well spent. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.