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lindaakron, ohioAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5an amish second christmasNovember 20, 2017lindaakron, ohioAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I loved this book and all 4 writers but my favorite was , Her Christmas pen pal , this was the first time I've read a book by Ruth Reid and I couldn't put it down . I enjoyed how their lives came together, I laughed and cried, I would love to read more about Joy and Noah as their story unfolds .
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5I often find myself wanting more after the endJanuary 19, 2017tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is so much fun to get a little taste of how the authors can write with these short stories. I often find myself wanting more after the end of a novella. I think Thomas Nelson's collections of novellas are a good way to sample several authors at one time. I enjoyed all four stories in An Amish Second Christmas. One part I liked was returning to West Kootenia with Tricia Goyer. The novellas are quick to digest. While it is easy to get through one in a short time, I think you will want to keep going until the whole book is finished. I feel the Christmas theme found in them is great to read around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Reading An Amish Second Christmas helped set the mood for the fun of the holidays, which includes New Years. Each author brings a unique writing style that shows God working in the lives of their characters. This is another great collection of novellas from Thomas Nelson. I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 54 touching Christmas stories by 4 great authorsJanuary 13, 2015wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Each one of these stories was touching in their own way. Beth's story brought tears to my eyes, Ruth's had me chuckling, Kathleen's was stirring and Tricia's was heart warming. These were some wonderful Christmas stories from four amazing authors. You will not be disappointed if you choose to read this book.
Tina W5 Stars Out Of 5My favorite!!January 1, 2015Tina WQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An Amish Second Christmas is a delightful fast read of four novellas written by four different authors. All four novellas are about different themes and topics but the characters are to lean on their faith to open their heart to what the Lord is trying to tell them. They see that when we lean on him our lives go better, even unplanned events.
An Amish Second Christmas is by far my favorite novella collection book to read. It is a MUST read for the Christmas season.
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review. No money was exchanged. This is my honest review in my own words
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Sure to get you in the Christmas Spirit!December 18, 2014ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4When Christmas Comes Again by Beth Wiseman - Understanding that the author's intentions for this novella were to show the blessings of family, this story is wonderful. It also does a wonderful job of showing that everyone grieves differently. Each member in Katherine's family is struggling with the loss of their loved one, but God's grace and love flow over them in the form of the "mysterious Englischer" that shows up in their lives.
Her Christmas Pen Pal by Ruth Reid - What a beautiful story! I absolutely LOVED the letters between Joy and her pen pal. That element added a special touch to the overall story. It also helped develop the relationship between Joy and Noah, before either character realized it.The message of the story, in my opinion, was about learning to trust the Lord with our future. Both characters had to learn to trust the Lord to overcome their fears.
A Gift for Anne Marie by Kathleen Fuller - I love this kind of story (I won't say what kind it is because it might be considered a spoiler!). The relationship between Nathaniel and Anne Marie evolves and changes in ways neither one of them understand, so it was fun to watch them trying to figure it out. The message of the story is learning to trust in God's plan for your life, even when you don't think things are going the way they should. God knows what He's doing, and learning to "let go" and "let God" is sometimes hard.
The Christmas Aprons by Tricia Goyer - This was a fantastic story. The character development was well thought out and presented. The story line was sweet and swift moving. My favorite part, though, was the message. Esther has to learn to overcome her self-doubt, her fear of what others might think, in order to embrace the plans that God has for her. How many of us are doing the same thing??
Overall, this collection of Christmas novellas was sweet and the messages were well written and thought out. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*