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Benaiah Troyer loves Susanna King, however he breaks up with her when he becomes sole caregiver to his younger sisters. Still, he enjoys leaving her anonymous gifts. Meanwhile, Susanna worries that she's going to become an "old maid." Should she flush out her secret admirer? How can she love anybody other than Benaiah?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 162911894X
ISBN-13: 9781629118949

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Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas. // 

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?
 

Author Bio

LAURA V. HILTON is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the web. Her first series with Whitaker was The Amish of Seymour, including A Harvest of Hearts (2012 Laurel Award winner, first place in the Amish Genre Clash); and her second was The Amish of Webster County. Her most recent series was The Amish of Jamesport, featuring The Post Card, The Snow Globe, and The Birdhouse. Laura and her husband, Steve, live in Arkansas with their five children, whom Laura homeschools.

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  1. Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Some Great Romantic Tension!
    November 29, 2017
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I absolutely loved Susanna! She was strong, yet respectful. She was caring and she was kind. I really felt for her and the hurt that she had been living with for the past year, due to the breakup with Benaiah. And, oh my goodness, Benaiah! Well, the romantic tension between these two was amazing. Some wonderful scenes were peppered throughout the book of times when Susanna and Benaiah couldn't help but be drawn to each other. On the other hand, Benaiah did frustrate me with the spirit of fear that he lived in. Of course, his journey of growth toward an absolute trust in the Lord depended on starting out in that lowly place.

    Benaiah's grandparents and siblings were great! I loved the interactions between Susanna and this wonderful family. What a contrast to what Susanna was dealing with from her own father and future stepmother. I honestly still don't understand how her father could treat her the way he did, hear about the way his future wife treated her, and still claim to love her in any way. Actions speak louder than words and these two characters made me so very mad!

    This was a great lead in to the Christmas season for me. I recommend it to fans of Amish fiction and fans of stories set during Christmastime.
  2. A Simply Enchanted Life
    North Carolina
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Super Sweet Christmas Lovestory
    November 26, 2017
    A Simply Enchanted Life
    North Carolina
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I loved this book. Really, I did and I'm not just saying that because I'm a weird Christmas freak. This reads like a sweet Amish Cinderella Story. Right down to the evil stepmother. I seriously hated that woman! It's been awhile since I've read a book with a character that I loved to hate.

    There was one thing that bothered me, however. At one point in the book, ellipses were way overused. I know, that's a really dumb thing to fixate on but I felt like they were everywhere.

    Once I got over that, I truly did enjoy the book. These were characters I could love. They felt real. I loved that they exhibited human emotion and desire. I often feel like Amish characters are written as if they've never had an impure thought. I could appreciate that Benaiah and Susanna were both so strongly attracted to one another that they knew and recognized that they needed a chaperone. I mean, that's just real life. It's normal to desire the person you're attracted to. There was nothing inappropriate for the genreI just found Ben and Susanna to be authentic.

    This book had just the right amounts of humor, romance, gingerbread and mistletoe for a cozy Christmas read. I can't wait to see if these characters show up in another book series. This is a new to me author and I am looking forward to reading more of her novels.

    A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
  3. homesteading
    Hampton Roads -- VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Cinderella-esque story!
    November 25, 2017
    homesteading
    Hampton Roads -- VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for The Christmas Admirer - eBook.
    Poor Susannah! Her one true love seems lost to her and now her father announces he is marrying a woman who obviously has no room for a step daughter. Her future is quite the dilemma.

    Benaiah loves Susannah with a full heart and desires to marry her but has little by way of provision. How will he figure it all out? Will he be able to come up with a viable plan before he loses Susannah forever?

    Hilton knows how to write about young love full of angst and trial. Her knowledge of the Amish community is clear and vast but the best part is the Cinderella-esque nature of the story.

    Fans of Amish fiction with twists and turns will enjoy this yuletide tale. I was provided a copy from the author and publisher with no expectation of a review. No compensation has been received.
  4. ibjoy1953
    Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this Christmas Story
    November 22, 2017
    ibjoy1953
    Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

    Benaiah Troyer and Susanna was suppose to be getting married soon, but Benaiahs parents were killed in an accident, and how can he ask Susanna to marry him and raise his three younger sisters? So he breaks it off with Susanna, even though he still works for her dad in his glass blowing shop. As well as sneaking the their house and leaving her gifts each month. When Suzannas dad announces his upcoming wedding, selling his glass blowing business and moving to Iowa, she decides to find out who is leaving her gifts to see if he wants to marry her. After meeting her new family she does not want to move and live with them.

    Susannas dad shows no respect for her, planning his move and his wedding without Susanna knowing a thing about it. I really felt bad for her and was wishing the same thing. I really just wanted to slap some sense into that new wife to be. And better yet is Susannas dad, letting her be treated that way. I was so frustrated at him too, he was acting worse than a teen in love. Im glad Benaiah had the sense to let him know what he was doing to his own daughter.

    Now about the book. The Characters were very well created and developed well throughout the story. And I you started reading I was totally hooked. Laura Hilton has a unique way of writing Amish fiction, making her books a little different from other Amish. I enjoy and appreciate that she always has the gospel of Jesus, explaining how to know Him in all of her books, just as she has in The Christmas Admirer.

    If you are looking for a good Christmas read, this is definitely one you want to read. I highly recommend this book to everyone! A copy of this book was provided by Celebration Lit Tours and the author for me to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.
  5. tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Who's the secret admirer?
    November 20, 2017
    tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Susanna and Benaiah were engaged. But after his parents died he broke up with her because of a miscommunication. He had five younger sisters and grandparents he was left to take care of. Benaiah did not want Susanna to marry into so much responsibility. Mysteriously she started getting gifts each month with a note stating it was from a secret admirer.

    At the last minute she finds out her dad is going to remarry soon and move them away. Her heart only pines for Benaiah though

    I just wanted to scream at them, "talk to each other, let your feelings be known." Then her future stepmother comes to visit with her brood and all I could think about was the story of Cinderella. How could her dad be so blind as to how Irene was treating Susanna?

    This was a great read that was written in such a way that had my emotions going all over the place. It held my interest and also had a touch of Christmas spirit.

    I received a complimentary copy of this novel but was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise.
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