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Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
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Celebrate Christmas with Four Amish Romances.
A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller
Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam's confidence and broker her heart. Will he be able to show "plain" Miriam that she is truly beautiful to him?
One Child by Barbara Cameron
The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. On a snowy Christmas night in Lancaster County, another child changes the world for two very different couples.
Christmas Cradles by Kelly Long
When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers' quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.
Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma as well as a middle grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield.
Kelly Long is the author of the Patch of Heaven series and the historical Amish Arms of Love. She was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. Shes been married for twenty-six years and enjoys life with her husband, children, and Bichon.
Barbara Cameron is the author of fifteen novels and three nationally televised movies (HBO), as well as a recipient of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart. Her Amish stories are inspired by her visits to Lancaster Co., PA.
AuntieIowaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Read it - You'll be glad you did!December 26, 2014AuntieIowaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is great. I was tentative to crack it open as I thought it would be predictable or "just another Amish story." However, it's completely the opposite. It's heartwarming and keeps you engaged. The stories blend Amish life with modern day. I love the way the four different books flow together and it's amazing how they compliment one another though written by four different authors. A very pleasant and well deserved read.
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming collection to get you in the holiday spirit!December 10, 2014ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"A Miracle for Miriam" by Kathleen Fuller - This was a sweet story with a strong message. Forgiveness and self-worth are the main themes throughout this story and the author does an excellent job of getting them across. The characters are well-written and you can really see the changes in them in such a short story. Overall, I enjoyed this novella and will definitely read more by Kathleen!
"A Choice to Forgive" by Beth Wiseman - This book is all about forgiveness. Beth Wiseman does a fantastic job of weaving forgiveness throughout the entire story. Daniel and Lydia are great characters with a heavy past to overcome. I enjoyed the stories and the obstacles the author put in their places for them to overcome. It kept the story moving in a swift pace. Overall, it was well written story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
"One Child" by Barbara Cameron - What a powerful novella that shows how God really does work in mysterious ways. David and Sarah are grieving. On Christmas night, a stranger knocks on their door seeking shelter for him and his pregnant wife. Both families, in their own ways, help comfort and support each other. This was an excellent book and I will definitely be reading more by Barbara Cameron!
"Christmas Cradles" by Kelly Long - Do you believe in love at first sight? This is a heartwarming novella about second chances, overcoming shame, and accepting the gift the Lord has given. I enjoyed the sparks and attraction between Asa and Anna. The description of the storm made me want to cozy up with a blanket by the fire. I think this was my favorite story of the four.
Overall, I really enjoyed this collection of novellas and I look forward to reading An Amish Second Christmas soon!
ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December in LancasterDecember 28, 2013ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really love these stories. I am totally in awe especially of the first three stories all written by different authors yet they blended the characters from the previous stories into their own story lines. That took a lot of working together on the authors part and the end results was just three beautiful stories. The last story was a little bit different and though okay I did not like some parts of it. This book really is a great and wholesome and uplifting read. I highly recommend this book.
CarrieVirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Mixed BagDecember 23, 2011CarrieVirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My favorite novella was Kelly Long's Christmas Cradles which I would have given five plus stars. I also enjoyed Beth Wiseman's A Choice to Forgive, 5 Stars. However the other two novellas were thin on characterization and story line and I was quite disappointed in the listen, 3's on those.
Kelly Long's novella was definitely worth reading on its own. A strong character, an Amish midwife, Anna Stollis, falls for an equally strong handsome and capable young man, Asa Mast, as they go about delivering babies one stormy Christmas night. The hero and heroine are in their late twenties.
Kelly Marie Long is one of my new favorite authors. She really knows how to craft believable characters and her romances are the best around. Grab this book and curl up by the fire for a great read as Anna and Asa bring new life into the world while beginning their own lives together!