After Sadie's heart was broken by her unfaithful fiancee, she went to Peru to do mission work and to heal. Four years later, her father wants her to move home but Sadie doesn't want to give her new life up.
Levi doesn't want to get married yet, but is family is pressuring him to do otherwise. When Sadie and Levi meet, they find unexpected allies in each other. But what will happen as time goes on and they begin to fall in love with each other?
I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book, but the romance seemed forced and corny. I had expected better quality writing from Cindy Woodsmall.
This book would make a quick, light read for anyone who enjoys Amish romances. I give it 3 1/2 stars.
I received a copy of The Dawn of Christmas free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Who doesn't love a wonderful Christmas book set amidst the lovely snowfilled Amish country? Cindy Woodsmall has once again created a delightful getaway with the magic of her words. Sadie and Levi both plan to avoid marriage but God may just have other plans for their lives. They go in "cahoots" together to prevent their families from constantly meddling in their love lives, but they may just belong together. Sadie has served as a missionary to Peru and it has always been a dream of mine to serve abroad in a mission work. Sadie would have been happy to remain in that position but her family thinks she must follow the Amish tradition and marry and raise a big family. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa and a warm blanket and settle into a good comfy chair because you won't want to get up until you reach "The End" on this one!
I received a free copy of this book from bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for my honest review.
I, just like all the rest of Ms Woodsmall's books, loved this one. It is written on the premise that if we would all just take the time to become friends first and lovers second we would find our self married to our best friend. Would not that plan be the one that we all wish for our children as well as for our self? Are there pitfalls in this plan? Would the passion still be there? Would we find it like being married to our brother or would the relationship change to one of passion? How important is passion anyway? Doesn't it always just go away after awhile? These are all questions that all couples find themselves answering before marriage whether marrying a best friend or experiencing love at first sight. Once again Ms Woodsmall looks at the life of the Amish and we find at that the more we discover the differences the more we see that we are more alike than different.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Press for this review.