Celebrate Second Christmas, a treasured, lighthearted time of community, with four Amish romances.
“When Christmas Comes Again” by Beth Wiseman
Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.
“Her Christmas Pen Pal” by Ruth Reid
Joy was expecting a wedding proposal from Henry; what she got instead was news of another woman. But when her heartfelt letter to a cousin ends up in the hands of a young cabinetmaker, an unexpected correspondence between two strangers gets interesting fast.
“A Gift for Anne Marie” by Kathleen Fuller
Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.
“The Christmas Aprons” by Tricia Goyer
Vanilla crumb pie has been Esther’s mem’s calling card for decades. But when Esther finally gets her hands on the secret recipe, she discovers that vanilla crumb pie is more than just dessert . . . it’s bachelor bait.
My Comments: Another winning Amish novella series. This was the second book I read for the 24-hour marathon, otherwise I could have read each in one sitting and been totally immersed and engaged. I loved each of these stories – they were uniquely different and different from each other. The romance was super sweet and touched me deeply. I like the tradition the Amish have of a Second Christmas with the first being totally focused on the birth of Christ, then the second being focused on family and friends. I would love that tradition. Instead we try to cram it all in one day. I enjoy reading books by all four of these authors – Tricia Goyer, Ruth Reid, Beth Wiseman, and Kathleen Fuller. They each have a great style of writing and pull a reader right into the story. I have trouble sometimes getting into a story if it doesn’t have an immediate hook, each of these short stories did!
I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given!