Monday, December 5, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas

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Written by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Published at Revell

About the book

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband, Sol, the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big Amish family isn't likely to become a reality. Will those empty chairs at the table ever be filled?

Then a winter storm raging outside blows an impatient young woman and her husband into the Riehl home on Christmas Eve--and into a much slower pace of life.

Both couples are about to find out if they can weather the storm--and if miracles still happen at Christmastime.

Who is Suzanne Woods Fisher?

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, and The Keeper, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award nominee and is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

My Thoughts

It has been a while since I read an Amish novel and when I had the opportunity to review this new Christmas Amish novel I jumped on it.    I love Christmas and snow and the cover picture simply spoke to me.    Besides I knew I had enjoyed previous books from the author…

So I embarked on a marvelous Christmas story that had everything in it – mystery, a dramatic event that will happen on Christmas Eve, a couple of funny events as well as wonderful characters but English and Amish.

I am somewhat jealous of the experience  of the English characters are having to spend Christmas with this Amish family.   The story is well written and will grab your heart within the few few pages of it.   To add more to the story, a tense moment where one of the character disappears will keep you on hedge.  The author has a gift of picturing the scene for you so that you can feel almost as though you are witnessing it.    I had tears at times and I even chuckled during the incident of the car rolling itself away…   I could just imagine the whole scene in my head and I couldn’t help but laugh.   Needless to say I enjoy A Lancaster County Christmas quite a lot and would recommend it to anyone loving Amish novels.

A Lancaster County Christmas is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even at

Disclaimer: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this thoughtful review of my book! So glad you enjoyed the story. Stay warm up there! Suzanne Woods Fisher