Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An Amish Christmas - REVIEWED

An Amish Christmas is a collection of three novellas that is sure to delight anyone who enjoys exploring the Amish lifestyle and the concepts of grace, forgiveness and reaching out to others. Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Barbara Cameron each contribute a story to this collection, and each story builds upon the other to create a memorable cast of characters and experiences that will enrich the reader’s heart no matter what season of the year it is enjoyed!

A Miracle for Miriam begins the collection and tells the story of a very homely Amish girl who has allowed hurts from her childhood to harden her heart toward anyone who expresses a desire to get to know her. When Seth returns to the Amish community seeking forgiveness and restoration for wrong choices, and almost losing his life in a serious accident, Miriam’s world is turned topsy-turvy. Even though Seth has asked her forgiveness, fear and pride hold Miriam captive, just as they held Seth captive for many years. Will they learn what true forgiveness and grace really means before it’s too late?

A Choice to Forgive follows Miriam’s story, and takes an in-depth look at Miriam’s widowed sister Lydia. Two years alter losing her husband to a sudden heart-attack, her brother-in-law makes a sudden reappearance. Eighteen years separate Daniel from the Amish community, and a long-held secret holds him hostage from his true feelings. When he finally confronts Lydia and her children with the truth, it may just be more than their broken hearts can bear.

One Child is the final installment in this collection, and brings unexpected Christmas visitors to the home of Sarah and David in the midst of a terrible winter storm. These two unlikely couples find themselves together, exploring their life choices and their beliefs in ways neither of them expected. The miracle that binds their hearts together is one that will change all of their lives forever.

An Amish Christmas is a beautiful hardcover collection that will provide readers with many memorable and touching moments. Each story shines with God’s mercy and grace and showcases the simple but stalwart faith of the Amish people.

Purchase your copy HERE today!

1 comment:

Edna said...

I would love to win this book "An Amish Christmas" I like to read about the Amish and also love Christmas books.